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Optimization methods for expansion planning of power distribution grids taking into account reliability metrics

Grant number: 16/10992-9
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 07, 2016
Effective date (End): November 06, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Power Systems
Principal Investigator:Rubén Augusto Romero Lázaro
Grantee:Leonardo Henrique Faria Macedo Possagnolo
Supervisor abroad: Miguel Angel Ortega Vazquez
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Ilha Solteira. Ilha Solteira , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Washington, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:14/23741-9 - Expansion planning of distribution systems of electric power, BP.DR


This research project deals with the development of a mathematical model as well as the application of a Variable Neighborhood Search metaheuristic for the solution of the multistage expansion planning of power distribution systems considering reliability. Expansion of new substations, reinforcement of existing ones, addition and reconductoring of feeders, and switch allocation are considered in the formulation of this problem. The objective is to find a solution (meshed topology) that minimizes expansion costs, as well as the radial topologies for operation in predefined contingency scenarios that minimize load shedding and maximize reliability indexes. Tests using small and medium-sized systems will be carried out with the mathematical model, while the metaheuristic will be applied to large and complex systems. (AU)

Scientific publications
(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)
BARONE MARTINS, LUIS FABIANO; DE ARAUJO, PERCIVAL BUENO; FORTES, ELENILSON DE VARGAS; MACEDO, LEONARDO H. Design of the PI-UPFC-POD and PSS Damping Controllers Using an Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm. JOURNAL OF CONTROL AUTOMATION AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, v. 28, n. 6, p. 762-773, DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 6.

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