At 17th Oct., in International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2018) held in Pyeongchang, Korea, Seungjoon Lee presented his preliminary result of distributed economic dispatch problem with power loss. A main difficulty of the problem lies in the fact that the optimization loses its convexity when it additionally considers power loss into the constraint. Nevertheless, it is suggested in the paper that the existing distributed algorithm from  still solves the optimization, and its effectiveness is verified by an illustrative simulation. The paper also investigates a necessary condition for the feasibility of the optimization problem with power loss.
 “Initialization-free privacy-guaranteed distributed algorithm for economic dispatch problem”
Hyeonjun Yun, Hyungbo Shim, and Hyo-Sung Ahn
under review for Automatica
available at https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.01658