The classical non-linear mixed integer formulation of the transmission network expansion problem cannot guarantee finding the optimal solution due to its non-convex nature. We propose an alternative mixed integer linear disjunctive formulation, which has better conditioning properties than the standard disjunctive model. The mixed integer program is solved by a commercial Branch and Bound code, where an upper bound provided by a heuristic solution is used to reduce the tree search. The heuristic solution is obtained using a GRASP metaheuristic, capable of finding sub-optimal solutions with an affordable computing effort. Combining the upper bound given by the heuristic and the mixed integer disjunctive model, optimality can be proven for several hard problem instances.

## Citation

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 16, No. 3, August 2001.

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