Operational planning and optimisation in active distribution networks using modern intelligent power flow controllers

Ahmad Asrul Ibrahim, Behzad Kazemtabrizi, Chris Dent

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Abstract

In this paper, a centralised control framework is introduced for day-ahead operational planning of active distribution networks which accommodate high levels of distributed generation resources. The purpose of the framework is to plan network operation in order to minimise power curtailment from distributed generation and maintaining acceptable levels of voltage regulation throughout the network. For this purpose, both power flow control and rapid network reconfiguration have been considered as various acceptable levels of control available to the network operator to provide required levels of operational flexibility. The power flow control within the network is promised by the application of fully controlled back-back voltage source converters placed in key points (both normally-open and normally-close) in the network. Meanwhile, the network reconfiguration constraints guarantee that radial topology is always maintained in order to avoid tremendous changes in the protection system coordination. The operation of a modified 33-bus system exemplar is analysed in three case studies namely, passive network (base case), active network using remote-controlled switches and active network using intelligent power converters. Results show a significant saving in terms of operational costs as well as transmission losses in active cases despite the radial constraint condition in place.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISGT Europe 2016 - IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Europe
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
VolumePart F126485
ISBN (Electronic)9781509033584
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT Europe 2016 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 9 Oct 201612 Oct 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT Europe 2016
CountrySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period9/10/1612/10/16

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Active networks
Distributed power generation
Electric power distribution
Flow control
Power control
Passive networks
Planning
Controllers
Power converters
Voltage control
Switches
Topology
Electric potential
Costs

Keywords

  • Active distribution system
  • back-to-back voltage source converters
  • network reconfiguration
  • optimal power flow
  • voltage constraints management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Ibrahim, A. A., Kazemtabrizi, B., & Dent, C. (2017). Operational planning and optimisation in active distribution networks using modern intelligent power flow controllers. In ISGT Europe 2016 - IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Europe (Vol. Part F126485). [7856196] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2016.7856196

Operational planning and optimisation in active distribution networks using modern intelligent power flow controllers. / Ibrahim, Ahmad Asrul; Kazemtabrizi, Behzad; Dent, Chris.

ISGT Europe 2016 - IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Europe. Vol. Part F126485 IEEE Computer Society, 2017. 7856196.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ibrahim, AA, Kazemtabrizi, B & Dent, C 2017, Operational planning and optimisation in active distribution networks using modern intelligent power flow controllers. in ISGT Europe 2016 - IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Europe. vol. Part F126485, 7856196, IEEE Computer Society, 2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISGT Europe 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9/10/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2016.7856196
Ibrahim AA, Kazemtabrizi B, Dent C. Operational planning and optimisation in active distribution networks using modern intelligent power flow controllers. In ISGT Europe 2016 - IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Europe. Vol. Part F126485. IEEE Computer Society. 2017. 7856196 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2016.7856196
Ibrahim, Ahmad Asrul ; Kazemtabrizi, Behzad ; Dent, Chris. / Operational planning and optimisation in active distribution networks using modern intelligent power flow controllers. ISGT Europe 2016 - IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Europe. Vol. Part F126485 IEEE Computer Society, 2017.
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