Application of Modified Gauss-Z Iterations for Solving the Load Flow Problem in Active Distribution Networks

Verma, Rishabh and Sarkar, Vaskar (2019) Application of Modified Gauss-Z Iterations for Solving the Load Flow Problem in Active Distribution Networks. Electric Power Systems Research, 168. pp. 8-19. ISSN 0378-7796

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to develop a computationally efficient and generalised algorithm for the load flow calculation in an active distribution network. The available techniques for the active distribution load flow calculation have limited scope of application and, sometimes, suffer from computational complexity. The applicability of an existing technique remains limited either by DG control modes or by transformer configurations. In this paper, the load flow calculation is carried out by using the concept of Gauss-Zbus iterations, wherein the DG buses are modeled via the technique of power/current compensation. The specific distinctness of the proposed Gauss-Zbus formulation lies in overcoming the limitations imposed by DG control modes for the chosen DG bus modelling as well as in having optimized computational performance. The entire load flow calculation is carried out in the symmetrical component domain by decoupling all the sequence networks. Furthermore, a generalised network modelling is carried out to define decoupled and tap-invariant sequence networks along with maintaining the integrity of the zero sequence network under any transformer configurations.The computational efficiency and accuracy of the methodology proposed are verified through extensive case studies.

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Sarkar, VaskarUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Active distribution networ, kDG modelling, Gauss-Zbus iterations, Load flow analysis, network modelling
Subjects: Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 08:44
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2018 08:44
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/4590
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2018.11.005
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0378-7796/
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