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DISPERSED ENERGY RESOURCES SCHEDULING FOR THE INTENTIONAL ISLANDING OPERATION OF DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

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The paper presents an algorithm for the automatic optimal scheduling of dispersed energy resources (DERs) and of under-load tap changers (ULTCs) position. The aim of the scheduling problem consists in the minimization of the voltage deviations with respect the rated value, of the DERs production deviation with respect the maximum efficiency point, and of the network losses.
The system incorporates also a procedure to facilitate the intentional islanding maneuver of the distribution network. The adopted approach is based on iterative solution of linear-constrained multi-objective optimization problems. The nonlinear power flow relationships are linearized by means of the calculation of sensitivity coefficients to small variations of the control variables (namely, controllable DERs power outputs and ULTCs positions). The algorithm is implemented in Matlab environment to exploit different solvers and suitably interfaced with EMTP-RV for three-phase power flow detailed calculations. In particular, two optimization solvers are adopted: the least square method and the goal attainment approach. The relevant results are compared using the IEEE 34-node distribution feeder as test case.

Authors: A. Borghetti, C.A. Nucci, M. Paolone, M. Bosetti

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2015-04-01
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