# Make Optimal Power Flow solutions more realistic

Does anyone have any tips that would help make optimal power flow produce more realistic flows and loading? How do **you** do a sanity check on your optimal power flow solution?

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Does anyone have any tips that would help make optimal power flow produce more realistic flows and loading? How do **you** do a sanity check on your optimal power flow solution?

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Here's my experience with OPF in PSS/E.

I was optimizing the shunt capacitor size and location. In OPF, I defined the candidate buses with base case plus contingencies. When OPF provided the shunt compensation location and size, I simulated the case with the shunt capacitor in place and applied the contingencies, if any, and see if the voltages would be at acceptable magnitudes per criteria.

This is a good check if the OPF "really" gave the optimal capacitor size and location.

If i dont want to use any python routine then what would be the strategy to find optiml power flow n PSSE. When I solve myt case withOPF,the solution case was blown up.

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2012-02-04 04:28:44 -0500
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