This paper describes computational, data management, and other experiences developing large-scale, realistic-but-not-real U.S.-style distribution test systems for the Smart-DS project. These test systems cover entire metropolitan areas and include everything from low-voltage secondaries to sub-transmission for hundreds or thousands of feeders making them as much as three orders of magnitude larger than existing single feeder test systems. Lessons learned with automation and data handling are shared to aid data set users and synthetic test grid creators.
Keywords: Power distribution; power system planning; Reference Network Model; synthetic networks; test systems.
XXI Power Systems Computation Conference, Porto, Norte (Portugal). 29 June 2020
Publication date: June 2020.
B. Palmintier, T. Elgindy, C. Mateo, F. Postigo, T. Gómez, F. de Cuadra, P. Dueñas, Experiences developing large-scale synthetic U.S.-style distribution test systems, XXI Power Systems Computation Conference - PSCC 2020. pp. 1-8, Oporto, Portugal, 29 June - 03 July 2020