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Distribution system planning taking into account distributed generation (DG), energy storage systems (ESS) and demand response (DR)

Grant number: 15/15605-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): October 26, 2015
Effective date (End): October 25, 2016
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Power Systems
Principal researcher:Geraldo Roberto Martins da Costa
Grantee:Benvindo Rodrigues Pereira Junior
Supervisor abroad: Javier Contreras Sanz
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real (UCLM), Spain  
Associated to the scholarship:13/23124-7 - Distribution system planning of medium voltage considering distributed generation and uncertainties, BP.PD


Distribution systems are becoming complex power systems, where the system state (voltage at the nodes, lines flow, etc.) is not determined solely by the loads, but by loads and energy sources, renewable majority, which are connected to the system. Power generation from renewable sources has a high degree of uncertainty, which in many places, feasibility studies about energy storage systems installation are made for a joint operation with distributed generation to reducing the impact of uncertainty on this type of generation. Therefore the traditional models of planning and operation of distribution networks should be improved to take into account these new system components. This research project aims to study and develop models and computational tools for the planning of modern distribution networks, taking into account: (1) actions to network expansion: installation and expansion of substations, installation of new lines, replacing existing lines, and installation of distributed generation and energy storage systems; (2) operation of the network: uncertainty of renewables and loads and demand response; and (3) system reliability. Consider energy storage systems and demand response, besides the distributed generation, makes the problem even more complex, but are devices and concepts that are increasingly present in the distribution system and can influence the way of the network expansion is made. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
PEREIRA, JR., BENVINDO R.; MARTINS DA COSTA, GERALDO R.; CONTRERAS, JAVIER; SANCHES MANTOVANI, JOSE R.. Optimal Distributed Generation and Reactive Power Allocation in Electrical Distribution Systems. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, v. 7, n. 3, p. 975-984, . (15/15605-0, 13/23124-7)
RUPOLO, DIOGO; PEREIRA, JR., BENVINDO RODRIGUES; CONTRERAS, JAVIER; SANCHES MANTOVANI, JOSE ROBERTO. Medium- and low-voltage planning of radial electric power distribution systems considering reliability. IET GENERATION TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION, v. 11, n. 9, p. 2212-2221, . (15/15605-0)

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