Dolan, Michael James and Davidson, Euan and Ault, Graham and Bell, Keith and McArthur, Stephen (2013) Distribution power flow management utilising an online constraint programming method. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 4 (2). 798 - 805. ISSN 1949-3053Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
This paper presents a novel active power flow management (PFM) method for managing multiple distributed generator (DG) units connected to medium voltage distribution networks. The method uses the artificial intelligence technique of constraint programming to autonomously manage DG real power outputs and offers flexible and network agnostic characteristics. The method is assessed using multiple scenarios on two real case study networks to examine simulated closed-loop control actions under certain thermal excursions. The test cases are explored with algorithms implemented, in software, on commercially available substation computing hardware to identify computation timescales and investigate algorithm robustness when presented with measurement error. The archival value of this paper is in the specification and evaluation of a novel application of the constraint programming technique for online control of DG in thermally constrained distribution networks.
|Keywords:||power flow management, distribution, substations, online optimal power flow technique, voltage control, generators, integrated circuit interconnections , load flow, real time systems, software, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Computer Science(all)|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||05 Mar 2013 12:09|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 12:36|