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ptimal Service Restoration in Active Distribution Networks Considering Microgrid Formation and Voltage Control Device

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Macedo, Leonardo H. [1] ; Munoz-Delgado, Gregorio [2] ; Contreras, Javier [2] ; Romero, Ruben [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, Dept Elect Engn, BR-15385000 Ilha Solteira - Brazil
[2] Univ Castilla La Mancha, Escuela Tecn Super Ingn Ind, Ciudad Real 13071 - Spain
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS; v. 57, n. 6, p. 5758-5771, NOV 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

This article presents a new mixed-integer linear programming model for the optimal restoration of active distribution networks during permanent fault events considering not only network reconfiguration but also the islanded operation of distributed generation, thereby giving rise to the formation of microgrids. To that end, the proposed approach accounts for both the black-start capacity of generators and the connection of multiple generators to the same microgrid. Moreover, voltage control devices such as substations' on-load tap changers, voltage regulators, and capacitor banks are also considered in the formulation. The model is driven by the minimization of the out-of-service load after single or multiple faults in the network using the minimum number of switching operations and modifications in the statuses of the voltage control devices. The proposed model is implemented in the mathematical modeling language AMPL and solved with the CPLEX solver. Tests are conducted using a 53-node distribution system considering different fault locations. Numerical results show the relevant effect of microgrid formation and voltage control in the restoration process. Simulations also prove the effective performance of the proposed approach in terms of computation time. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/19632-3 - Optimization of the operation of active distribution networks for service restoration
Grantee:Leonardo Henrique Faria Macedo Possagnolo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 15/21972-6 - Optimization of the operation and planning in transmission and distribution systems
Grantee:Rubén Augusto Romero Lázaro
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 18/20355-1 - Optimization of the expansion planning and operation of electric power distribution systems considering load restoration
Grantee:Leonardo Henrique Faria Macedo Possagnolo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral