Planning open and closed-loop feeders with efficiency analysis

Jose L. Morillo, Juan F. Perez, Nicanor Quijano, Angela Cadena

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Abstract

The evolution of distribution systems (DS) towards the smart-grid concept posses new challenges, triggered by the integration of distributed generation (DG) and the installation of new devices. These challenges raise the need to reconsider the traditional network operation during the planning stage, enabling the DS to be flexible to operate under different network configuration scenarios. In this paper we propose a DS planning methodology for the connection of support feeders in radial networks, explicitly considering reconfiguration options with open-and closed-loop operation. To this end, we propose an efficiency evaluation, based on Data Envelopment Analysis, to assess candidate feeders in terms of expansion costs, energy losses, and lines' chargeability, under a range of demand scenarios that include GD penetration. Additionally, we have developed a method to identify the main feeder in a radial system, obtaining a simplified version of the DS, better suited for analysis. Simulation results on a real urban DS show the effectiveness of the method to identify the best nodes in a main feeder to connect support feeders, further indicating how to divide the network into operation areas for an improved network performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech, PowerTech 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479976935
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 31 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Eindhoven PowerTech, PowerTech 2015 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 29 2015Jul 2 2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Eindhoven PowerTech, PowerTech 2015
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period6/29/157/2/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Morillo, J. L., Perez, J. F., Quijano, N., & Cadena, A. (2015). Planning open and closed-loop feeders with efficiency analysis. In 2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech, PowerTech 2015 [7232656] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PTC.2015.7232656