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SCOPF Objective Function

The SCOPF objective function uses the function defined in the OPF settings. There are two objective functions in Simulator: Minimum Cost and Minimum Control Change. Minimum Cost attempts to minimize the sum of the total generation costs in specified areas or super areas. Minimum Control Change attempts to minimize the sum of the absolute value of the change in the generation in the specified areas or super areas. The objective function is set up in the OPF Options and Results dialog.

The result of the SCOPF will be different from the OPF solution because the SCOPF meets additional inequality constraints associated with the contingency violations.