A semi-infinite programming method for approximating load duration curves by polynomials. (English) Zbl 0778.65014

The author states that load duration curves play an important role in the planning practice of electric power systems. He considers the problem of approximating a load duration curve by a polynomial under monotonicity and some other constraints. He shows that semi-infinite programming techniques can be applied for solving this problem. A convergent inner- outer method and a finite \(\varepsilon\)-optimal algorithm is proposed.


65D15 Algorithms for approximation of functions
90C25 Convex programming
90C90 Applications of mathematical programming


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