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Network power-flow analysis for high-penetration distributed micro-generation

Thomson, Murray and Infield, D.G. (2005) Network power-flow analysis for high-penetration distributed micro-generation. In: 18th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, 2005. CIRED 2005, 2005-06-06 - 2005-06-09.

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The connection of large numbers of micro-generators to low-voltage distribution networks may undermine traditional network design techniques that rely on diversity factors and other simplifying assumptions. This paper describes on-going development of thorough and detailed modelling techniques applicable to complete distribution feeders: from primary substations, through medium and low-voltage networks to individual single-phase customer connection points. The modelling uses accurate unbalanced power-flow analysis (load-flow) and 1-minute time-series load data