A Literature Review of Optimal Generation Start-Up Methodologies for Power System Restoration considering Conventional and Non-Conventional Renewable Energy Sources

  • Ricardo Andrés Pardo Universidad de Antioquia
  • Jesus Maria Lopez-Lezama Universidad de Antioquia
Keywords: generation, optimization, optimal sequence, power system, renewable no conventiona, restoring


After a large-scale blackout power system restoration must be accomplished as soon as possible. For this, the generation must be initially restored, then the transmission system, and finally the load pick up must be completed. To obtain a faster restoration process, it is necessary to establish start-up methodologies for generating units that first start those units that provide black start, and then take the starting power to other generation units without this characteristic, by means of a feasible transmission route. This paper presents a review of different methodologies of optimal generation start-up for power system restoration reported in the scientific literature taking into account the integration of non-conventional renewable energy sources. Within this review it is highlighted that heuristic methods, despite of being effective, are not used in real-time operation due to their high computational cost.

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  • Author Biographies

    Ricardo Andrés Pardo, Universidad de Antioquia
    Estudiante de Maestría en Ingeniería, Grupo de Investigación en Manejo Eficiente de la Energía (Gimel), Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia.
    Jesus Maria Lopez-Lezama, Universidad de Antioquia
    Profesor del Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Grupo de Investigación en Manejo Eficiente de la Energía (Gimel), Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia
How to Cite
Pardo, R. A., & Lopez-Lezama, J. M. (2019). A Literature Review of Optimal Generation Start-Up Methodologies for Power System Restoration considering Conventional and Non-Conventional Renewable Energy Sources. Revista Ingenierías Universidad De Medellín, 19(36), 187-204. https://doi.org/10.22395/rium.v19n36a9


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