Multi-block ADMM for big data optimization in smart grid

Multi-block ADMM for big data optimization in smart grid In this paper, we review the parallel and distributed optimization algorithms based on alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) for solving “big┬ádata” optimization problem in smart grid communication networks. We first introduce the canonical formulation of the large-scale optimization problem. Next, we describe the general form of ADMM and then focus on several direct extensions and sophisticated modifications of ADMM from 2-block to N-block settings to deal with the optimization problem. The iterative schemes and convergence properties of each extension/modification are given, and the implementation on large-scale computing facilities is also illustrated. Finally, we numerate several applications in power system for distributed robust state estimation, network energy management and security constrained optimal power flow problem.