The Online Assessment of Electric Distribution Network Load Capability

Abstract

To improve the security and reliability of a distribution network, several issues, such as influences of operation con-strains, real-time load margin calculation, and online security level evaluation, are with great significance. In this pa-per, a mathematical model for load capability online assessment of a distribution network is established, and a repeti-tive power flow calculation algorithm is proposed to solve the problem as well. With assessment on three levels: the entire distribution network, a sub-area of the network and a load bus, the security level of current operation mode and load transfer capability during outage are thus obtained. The results can provide guidelines for prevention control, as well as restoration control. Simulation results show that the method is simple, fast and can be applied to distribution networks belonged to any voltage level while taking into account all of the operation constraints.

To improve the security and reliability of a distribution network, several issues, such as influences of operation con-strains, real-time load margin calculation, and online security level evaluation, are with great significance. In this pa-per, a mathematical model for load capability online assessment of a distribution network is established, and a repeti-tive power flow calculation algorithm is proposed to solve the problem as well. With assessment on three levels: the entire distribution network, a sub-area of the network and a load bus, the security level of current operation mode and load transfer capability during outage are thus obtained. The results can provide guidelines for prevention control, as well as restoration control. Simulation results show that the method is simple, fast and can be applied to distribution networks belonged to any voltage level while taking into account all of the operation constraints.

Keywords

Distribution Network, Online Security Assessment, Loading Capability, Variable Step-Size Repetitive Power Flow, Load Transfer

Distribution Network, Online Security Assessment, Loading Capability, Variable Step-Size Repetitive Power Flow, Load Transfer

Cite this paper

nullH. Liu, Z. Li, K. Yu and X. Chen, "The Online Assessment of Electric Distribution Network Load Capability,"*Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications*, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2009, pp. 42-47. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2009.11008.

nullH. Liu, Z. Li, K. Yu and X. Chen, "The Online Assessment of Electric Distribution Network Load Capability,"

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