A Review of Operation Methods and Simulation Requirements for Future Smart Distribution Grids

Dante Recalde, Andrej Trpovski, Sebastian Troitzsch, Kai Zhang, Sarmad Hanif, Thomas Hamacher

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Abstract

The increasing penetration of active elements at lower voltage levels introduces new challenges for efficient and reliable operation of distribution grids. Reverse power flow and the addition of interconnections between feeders not only make relay coordination harder, it requires development and testing of new control algorithms to ensure voltages are kept withing safe operating limits. Simulation tools that provide a good compromise between detail and computational complexity are necessary. This paper summarizes the requirements and characteristics for operating and simulating future smart distribution grids. Special focus is put on existing simulation tools that allow testing of complex algorithms involving a combination of energy sources and loads, i.e., distributed generation (DG), flexible load (FL) and energy storage. Finally, the importance of co-simulation of power and communications systems is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018
EditorsQuan Hao, Anurag Sharma
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages475-480
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538642917
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Sep 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 22 May 201825 May 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018

Conference

Conference2018 International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period22/05/1825/05/18

Keywords

  • Distribution Grids
  • Simulation
  • Smart Grids

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