A model for stochastic planning of distribution network and autonomous DG units

Jooshaki, M ; Sharif University of Technology | 2020

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1109/TII.2019.2936280
  3. Publisher: IEEE Computer Society , 2020
  4. Abstract:
  5. This article presents a mixed-integer linear stochastic model for the optimal expansion planning of electricity distribution networks and distributed generation (DG) units. In the proposed framework, autonomous DG units are aggregated and modeled using the well-known energy hub concept. In this model, the uncertainties of heat and electricity demand as well as renewable generation are represented using various scenarios. Although this is a standard technique to capture the uncertainties, it drastically increases the dimensions of this optimization problem and makes it practically intractable. In order to address this issue, a novel iterative method is developed in this article to enhance the efficiency of the optimization model. The proposed framework is further utilized to assess the benefits of the collaborative distribution network and autonomous distributed generation planning through various case studies performed on the 24-node distribution test grid. With 5.93% cost reduction, the obtained results indicate the importance of such collaborations in reaching an efficient network expansion solution. Moreover, the total planning cost for the stochastic model is 1.23% lower than the deterministic case. Various sensitivity analyses are also carried out to investigate the impacts of parameters of the proposed model on the optimal planning solution. The scalability of the model is also assessed by its implementation on the 54-node distribution test network. © 2005-2012 IEEE
  6. Keywords:
  7. Collaborative planning ; Electricity distribution system planning ; Energy hub (EH) ; Cost reduction ; Distributed power generation ; Electric utilities ; Iterative methods ; Sensitivity analysis ; Stochastic systems ; Collaborative planning ; Distributed generation planning ; Distributed generation units ; Electricity distribution networks ; Electricity distribution systems ; Energy hubs ; Optimization modeling ; Optimization problems ; Stochastic models
  8. Source: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics ; Volume 16, Issue 6 , August , 2020 , Pages 3685-3696
  9. URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8807219