Han Jing, Ye Wang, Yan Li
Apr 2, 2022
Quantum technology provides a ground-breaking methodology to tackle challenging computational issues in power systems, especially for Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) dominant cyber-physical systems that have been widely developed to promote energy sustainability. The systems’ maximum power or data sections are essential for monitoring, operation, and control, while high computational effort is required. Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm (QAOA) provides a promising means to search for these sections by leveraging quantum resources. However, its performance highly relies on the critical parameters, especially for weighted graphs. We present a data-driven QAOA, which transfers quasi-optimal parameters between weighted graphs based on the normalized graph density, and verify the strategy with 39, 774 instances. Without parameter optimization, our data-driven QAOA is comparable with the Goemans-Williamson algorithm. This work advances QAOA and pilots the practical application of quantum technique to power systems in noisy intermediate-scale quantum devices, heralding its next-generation computation in the quantum era.