Parallel Dispatch: A New Paradigm of Electrical Power System Dispatch

Yingchen Zhang, Jun Zhang, Fei-Yue Wang, Qiang Wang, Dazhi Hao, Xiaojing Yang, David Gao, Xiangyang Zhao

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Modern power systems are evolving into sociotechnical systems with massive complexity, whose real-time operation and dispatch go beyond human capability. Thus, the need for developing and applying new intelligent power system dispatch tools are of great practical significance. In this paper, we introduce the overall business model of power system dispatch, the top level design approach of an intelligent dispatch system, and the parallel intelligent technology with its dispatch applications. We expect that a new dispatch paradigm, namely the parallel dispatch, can be established by incorporating various intelligent technologies, especially the parallel intelligent technology, to enable secure operation of complex power grids, extend system operators U+02BC capabilities, suggest optimal dispatch strategies, and to provide decision-making recommendations according to power system operational goals.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)311-319
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5D00-71023


  • automation
  • decision making
  • dispatching
  • smart grids
  • training


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