Probabilistic reliability evaluation for distribution systems with DER and microgrids

G.W. Ault

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Abstract

This paper presents a method for calculating the reliability of distribution systems with distributed energy resources (DER). The impact of intentional islanding of the DER units on the reliability is studied in detail as well as the impact of different switching devices. A Monte-Carlo-based computer program has been developed to simulate the performance of different typical distribution feeders. Details of the Monte-Carlo simulation and selected simulation results are given in the paper. The presence of circuit breakers and the reliability of the DER unit have a large influence on the supply reliability. The reduction in interruption costs is further determined by the relation between costs and duration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventPMAPS 2006 - 9th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems - Stockholm , Sweden
Duration: 11 Jun 200615 Jun 2006

Conference

ConferencePMAPS 2006 - 9th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period11/06/0615/06/06

Keywords

  • microgrids
  • probabilistic reliability evaluation
  • distribution systems

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    Ault, G. W. (2006). Probabilistic reliability evaluation for distribution systems with DER and microgrids. 1-8. Paper presented at PMAPS 2006 - 9th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, Stockholm , Sweden. https://doi.org/10.1109/PMAPS.2006.360214