GPU-based N-1 Static Security Analysis Algorithm with Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Method

Meng Fu, Gan Zhou, Jiahao Zhao, Yanjun Feng, Huan He, Kai Liang
2020 IEEE Access  
N-1 static security analysis (SSA) is an important method for power system stability analysis that requires solving N alternating-current power flows (ACPF) for a system with N elements to obtain strictly accurate results. Past researches have shown the potential of accelerating these calculations using an iterative solver with graphics processing unit (GPU). This paper proposes a GPU-based N-1 SSA algorithm with the preconditioned conjugate gradient (PCG) method. First, a shared preconditioner
more » ... is selected to accelerate preprocessing of the iterative method for fast decoupled power flow (FDPF) in N-1 SSA. Second, it proposes a GPU-based batch-PCG solver, which packages a massive number of PCG subtasks into a large-scale problem to achieve a higher degree of parallelism and better coalesced memory accesses. Finally, the paper presents a novel GPU-accelerated batch-PCG solution for N-1 SSA. Case studies on a practical 10828-bus system show that the GPU-based N-1 SSA algorithm with the batch-PCG solver is 4.90 times faster than a sequential algorithm on an 8-core CPU. This demonstrates the potential of the GPU-based high-performance SSA solution with the PCG method under a batch framework. INDEX TERMS N-1 static security analysis, graphics processing unit, preconditioned conjugate gradient method, batch-PCG solver. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. For more information, see VOLUME 8, 2020
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3004713 fatcat:k6wbjj6elngvfi2r376fudpibq