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Optimization of the operation of active distribution networks for service restoration

Grant number: 19/19632-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2019
Effective date (End): November 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Power Systems
Principal Investigator:Rubén Augusto Romero Lázaro
Grantee:Leonardo Henrique Faria Macedo Possagnolo
Supervisor: Javier Contreras Sanz
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Ilha Solteira. Ilha Solteira , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real (UCLM), Spain  
Associated to the scholarship:18/20355-1 - Optimization of the expansion planning and operation of electric power distribution systems considering load restoration, BP.PD


This research project deals with three interrelated problems associated with the optimization of the operation of active distribution networks for service restoration. The first problem that will be solved is related to the service restoration considering islanded operation, for which a new mathematical model will be proposed. The second method will be developed to evaluate the reliability of the network when several strategies are considered for service restoration and, therefore, the new model for restoration considering islanded operation will be considered in this topic. Finally, the third problem is related to the implementation of a meta-heuristic to allocate distributed generators in the network for improving its reliability indices, obtained using the method developed to solve the second problem. Several strategies for the network operation will be considered and evaluated for service restoration, including radial and connected operation, islanded operation, and meshed operation. The operation of devices such as distributed generators with and without black-start capability, capacitor banks, voltage regulators, and energy storage systems will also be modeled in the problem's formulation to improve the restoration process. Tests will be carried out using systems available in the literature, and it is expected that the new formulations and methods will improve the quality of the solutions obtained with existing approaches.

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Scientific publications (6)
(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)
FLORES, MOISES; MACEDO, LEONARDO H.; ROMERO, RUBEN. Alternative Mathematical Models for the Optimal Transmission Switching Problem. IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL, v. 15, n. 1, p. 1245-1255, . (18/20355-1, 15/21972-6, 14/23741-9, 19/19632-3)
VARGAS, RENZO; MACEDO, LEONARDO H.; HOME-ORTIZ, JUAN M.; SANCHES MANTOVANI, JOSE ROBERTO; ROMERO, RUBEN. Optimal Restoration of Active Distribution Systems With Voltage Control and Closed-Loop Operation. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, v. 12, n. 3, p. 2295-2306, . (19/01841-5, 18/20355-1, 15/21972-6, 19/23755-3, 19/19632-3)
MENESES, MARCO; NASCIMENTO, EDGAR; MACEDO, LEONARDO H.; ROMERO, RUBEN. Transmission Network Expansion Planning Considering Line Switching. IEEE ACCESS, v. 8, p. 115148-115158, . (18/20355-1, 19/19632-3, 15/21972-6)
VARGAS, RENZO; MACEDO, LEONARDO H.; HOME-ORTIZ, JUAN M.; ROMERO, RUBEN. ptimal Restoration of Distribution Systems Considering Temporary Closed-Loop Operatio. IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL, v. 15, n. 4, p. 5483-5494, . (19/01841-5, 15/21972-6, 19/19632-3, 19/23755-3, 18/20355-1)
MEJIA, MARIO A.; MACEDO, LEONARDO H.; MUNOZ-DELGADO, GREGORIO; CONTRERAS, JAVIER; PADILHA-FELTRIN, ANTONIO. Medium-term planning of active distribution systems considering voltage-dependent loads, network reconfiguration, and CO2 emissions. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS, v. 135, . (15/21972-6, 18/20355-1, 19/19632-3)
MACEDO, LEONARDO H.; MUNOZ-DELGADO, GREGORIO; CONTRERAS, JAVIER; ROMERO, RUBEN. ptimal Service Restoration in Active Distribution Networks Considering Microgrid Formation and Voltage Control Device. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, v. 57, n. 6, p. 5758-5771, . (19/19632-3, 15/21972-6, 18/20355-1)

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