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Phase-selection algorithms to minimize cost and imbalance in U.S. synthetic distribution systems

F. Postigo, C. Mateo, T. Gómez, F. de Cuadra, P. Dueñas, T. Elgindy, B.M. Hodge, B. Palmintier, V. Krishnan

The increasing penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs) has driven a push toward new algorithms and tools for distribution system operation and planning; however, there is a lack of publicly available electrical distribution test systems at the large scale-multi-feeder, multi-substation-which are required for realistically evaluating the performance and scalability of these new developments. This paper presents a Reference Network Model (RNM) aimed to plan large-scale, U.S.-style, synthetic distribution systems. Special emphasis is placed on two algorithms that allow multi-phase feeder design: (1) a method to select the most suitable number of phases for each section considering the connected customers, and (2) a method to assign phases to the users to provide near-balanced phasing while maintaining realistic levels of imbalance. The performance of the developed algorithms is verified by comparing the obtained system designs with the original IEEE 8,500-node test feeder and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) J1 feeder.


Keywords: Power distribution; System planning; Reference Network Model; Representative networks; Synthetic networks; Phase imbalance


International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems. Volume: 120 Issue: 106042 Pages: 1-9

JCR Impact Factor and WoS quartile: 4.418 - Q1 (2018)

DOI reference: DOI icon 10.1016/j.ijepes.2020.106042    

Published on paper: September 2020. Published on-line: April 2020.



Citation:
F. Postigo, C. Mateo, T. Gómez, F. de Cuadra, P. Dueñas, T. Elgindy, B.M. Hodge, B. Palmintier, V. Krishnan. Phase-selection algorithms to minimize cost and imbalance in U.S. synthetic distribution systems. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems. vol. 120, no. 106042, pp. 1-9, September 2020. [Online: April 2020]


    Topics research:
  • Representative electricity networks and applications
  • Smart grids
  • Planning and operation of DER

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