Resilient Entanglement’s (RE) founder and CEO Dr. Rozhin Eskandarpour, along with Professor Amin Khodaei, presented a proof-of-concept study for the Power Flow (PF) problem at the International Council on Large Electric System’s (CIGRE) Grid of the Future Symposium. They successfully demonstrated that their new model provides substantial potential speedup of power flow compared to classical solutions used by utilities providers.
Dr. Eskandarpour and Professor Amin Khodaei developed this innovative solution in collaboration with the University of Denver and ComEd.
The paper, Experimental Quantum Computing to Solve Network DC Power Flow Problem, found that the quantum algorithm Harrow-Hassidim-Lloyd can be harnessed to improve power flow system analysis.
Abstract - Practical quantum computing applications to power grids are nonexistent at the moment. This paper investigates how a fundamental grid problem, namely DC power flow, can be solved using quantum computing. Power flow is the most widely used power system analysis technique, either as a stand-alone application or embedded in other applications; therefore, its fast and accurate solution is of utmost significance for grid operators. We base our studies on the Harrow-Hassidim-Lloyd (HHL) quantum algorithm, which has a proven theoretical speedup over classical algorithms in solving a system of linear equations. Practical studies on a quantum computer are conducted using the WSCC 9-bus system.
RE would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade and Advanced Industries Senior Manager Rama Harris for their financial sponsorship and support.
Read the full paper by Rozhin Eskandarpour, Senior Member, IEEE, Kumar Ghosh, Member, IEEE, Amin Khodaei, Senior Member, IEEE, and Aleksi Paaso, Senior Member, IEEE here.