Enabling active distribution networks through decentralised, autonomous network management

A. Korbik, S.D.J. McArthur, G.W. Ault, G.M. Burt, J.R. McDonald

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Distributed Generation (DG) has been globally acknowledged as one of the major present drivers in power network development. However, connection of DG units into a historically passive power distribution network presents a number of issues. In this paper, inadequacies of the existing distribution network management systems in the context of DG requirements are discussed and a novel distribution network management system is presented. Load flow management, as one of the possible applications, is described in a case study explaining the operation of the new system.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005
Event18th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution - Turin, Italy
Duration: 6 Jun 20059 Jun 2005


Conference18th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
Abbreviated titleCIRED 2005


  • enabling
  • active distribution networks
  • decentralised
  • autonomous
  • network management

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