lCT -power Co-simulation Platform for the Analysis of Communication-based Volt/Var Optimization in Distribution Feeders
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The paper presents an ICT and power co-simulation platform for the analysis of the voltlvar control and relevant optimization in medium voltage distribution feeders, achieved by means of a system of distributed controllers coordinated via a shared band-limited digital communication network. The platform has been built by realizing the interface between two specific simulation environments:
the Electromagnetic Transient Program EMTP-RV and the communication network simulator Opnet Modeller. The preliminary results provide basic indications on the expected performances of the considered communication-based strategies for ditJerent tratlic congestion levels and load/generation dynamic variations.
Authors: Riccardo Bottura, Alberto Borghetti, Fabio Napolitano, Carlo Alberto Nucci