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Application of optimization methods to the planning of electrical distribution systems

Grant number: 17/02831-8
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: November 01, 2017 - October 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Power Systems
Principal researcher:John Fredy Franco Baquero
Grantee:John Fredy Franco Baquero
Home Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rosana. Rosana , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Marcos Julio Rider Flores ; Rubén Augusto Romero Lázaro


Future Electrical Distribution System (EDS) should be prepared to successfully integrate distributed generation (e.g. photo-voltaic generation) as well as to meet the demand growth. In this context, the expansion of the EDS must to be planned in order to reduce the construction cost of substations and circuits together with the corresponding operation cost. In addition, a suitable operation of the EDS should be guaranteed, so that equipment operational limits and quality criteria are satisfied. Therefore, control devices (e.g., voltage regulators, capacitor banks, and energy storage systems) as well as photo-voltaic systems should be coordinated in the future operation of the EDS.Optimization models for the planning of the expansion and operation of EDSs will be developed in this research project considering technical and economic criteria. The development of these optimization models should consider the network unbalance as well as the stochastic behavior of the demand and the renewable energy resources. Furthermore, the resulting methods should take into account the presence of photo-voltaic generation and energy storage devices. (AU)

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ZAMBRANO-ASANZA, S.; QUIROS-TORTOS, J.; FRANCO, JOHN F.. Optimal site selection for photovoltaic power plants using a GIS-based multi-criteria decision making and spatial overlay with electric load. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, v. 143, . (17/02831-8, 15/21972-6)
DE LIMA, TAYENNE DIAS; TABARES, ALEJANDRA; ARIAS, NATALY BANOL; FRANCO, JOHN F.. Investment & generation costs vs CO2 emissions in the distribution system expansion planning: A multi-objective stochastic programming approach. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS, v. 131, . (18/20990-9, 18/23617-7, 15/21972-6, 17/02831-8)
ZAMBRANO-ASANZA, S.; CHUMBI, W. E.; FRANCO, JOHN F.; PADILHA-FELTRIN, A.. Multicriteria Decision Analysis in Geographic Information Systems for Identifying Ideal Locations for New Substations. JOURNAL OF CONTROL AUTOMATION AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, . (17/02831-8, 15/21972-6)
SABILLON, CARLOS; FRANCO, JOHN F.; RIDER, MARCOS J.; ROMERO, RUBEN. Joint optimal operation of photovoltaic units and electric vehicles in residential networks with storage systems: A dynamic scheduling method. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS, v. 103, p. 136-145, . (15/21972-6, 18/08008-4, 17/02831-8)
RICCIARDI, TIAGO R.; PETROU, KYRIACOS; FRANCO, JOHN F.; OCHOA, LUIS F.. Defining Customer Export Limits in PV-Rich Low Voltage Networks. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, v. 34, n. 1, p. 87-97, . (17/02831-8)
TABARES, ALEJANDRA; MUNOZ-DELGADO, GREGORIO; FRANCO, JOHN F.; ARROYO, JOSE M.; CONTRERAS, JAVIER. An Enhanced Algebraic Approach for the Analytical Reliability Assessment of Distribution Systems. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, v. 34, n. 4, p. 2870-2879, . (17/02831-8)
GUZMAN, CINDY PAOLA; ARIAS, NATALY BANOL; FRANCO, JOHN FREDY; RIDER, MARCOS J.; ROMERO, RUBEN. Enhanced Coordination Strategy for an Aggregator of Distributed Energy Resources Participating in the Day-Ahead Reserve Market. ENERGIES, v. 13, n. 8, . (18/23617-7, 17/02831-8, 15/21972-6, 18/08008-4)
SILVA, SILVIA M. L.; FARIA, LUCAS TELES; ROMERO, RUBEN; FRANCO, JOHN F.. fficient Multi-Start With Path Relinking Search Strategy for Transmission System Expansion Plannin. IEEE ACCESS, v. 9, p. 153213-153225, . (15/21972-6, 17/02831-8)
TABARES, ALEJANDRA; PUERTA, GABRIEL F.; FRANCO, JOHN F.; ROMERO, RUBEN A.. Planning of Reserve Branches to Increase Reconfiguration Capability in Distribution Systems: A Scenario-Based Convex Programming Approach. IEEE ACCESS, v. 9, p. 104707-104721, . (17/02831-8, 15/21972-6, 18/20355-1, 18/20990-9)
SILVEIRA, CHRISTOFFER L. BEZAO; TABARES, ALEJANDRA; FARIA, LUCAS TELES; FRANCO, JOHN F.. Mathematical optimization versus Metaheuristic techniques: A performance comparison for reconfiguration of distribution systems. Electric Power Systems Research, v. 196, . (15/21972-6, 17/02831-8, 18/20990-9, 18/18659-2)
ZANDRAZAVI, SEYED FARHAD; GUZMAN, CINDY PAOLA; TABARES POZOS, ALEJANDRA; QUIROS-TORTOS, JAIRO; FRANCO, JOHN FREDY. Stochastic multi-objective optimal energy management of grid-connected unbalanced microgrids with renewable energy generation and plug-in electric vehicles. ENERGY, v. 241, . (18/20990-9, 15/21972-6, 17/02831-8, 18/08008-4)
GUZMAN, CINDY P.; ARIAS, NATALY BANOL; FRANCO, JOHN FREDY; SOARES, JOAO; VALE, ZITA; ROMERO, RUBEN. Boosting the Usage of Green Energy for EV Charging in Smart Buildings Managed by an Aggregator Through a Novel Renewable Usage Index. IEEE ACCESS, v. 9, p. 105357-105368, . (17/02831-8, 18/23617-7, 18/08008-4)

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