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
Electric Power Systems Research. Volume: 190 Issue: 106665 Pages: 1-7
JCR Impact Factor and WoS quartile: 3.022 - Q2 (2018)
DOI reference: 10.1016/j.epsr.2020.106665
Published on paper: January 2021. Published on-line: August 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. Electric Power Systems Research. vol. 190, no. 106665, pp. 1-7, January 2021. [Online: August 2020]