Secondary distribution network power flow analysis

M. Thomson, D.G. Infield, M. Stokes, M. Rylatt, J. Mardaljevic, K. Lomas

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Abstract

Existing design methods for sizing conductors in secondary distribution networks (LV networks - typically below 500V) often employ Diversity Factors and rely heavily on a wealth of experience with similar networks and similar loads. The introduction of photovoltaic (PV) systems and micro co-generation (domestic combined heat and power: DCHP) will inevitably alter power flows in these networks, but since, at present, these distributed generators are few and far between, there is little data or experience on which to predict any effects they may have when widely installed. This paper describes on-going development of thorough and detailed modelling techniques, applicable to secondary distribution networks, using I-minute time-series data and accurate unbalanced power-flow analysis (load-flow). These modelling techniques will provide a sound basis for the consideration of micro distributed generators.

Conference

Conference7th IASTED International Multi-Conference on Power and Energy Systems
CountryUnited States
CityPalm Springs
Period24/02/0326/02/03

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Keywords

  • secondary
  • distribution network
  • power flow
  • analysis
  • distributed generation
  • network analysis
  • photovoltaics
  • micro-generators

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Thomson, M., Infield, D. G., Stokes, M., Rylatt, M., Mardaljevic, J., & Lomas, K. (2003). Secondary distribution network power flow analysis. 210-213. Paper presented at 7th IASTED International Multi-Conference on Power and Energy Systems , Palm Springs, United States.
Thomson, M. ; Infield, D.G. ; Stokes, M. ; Rylatt, M. ; Mardaljevic, J. ; Lomas, K. / Secondary distribution network power flow analysis. Paper presented at 7th IASTED International Multi-Conference on Power and Energy Systems , Palm Springs, United States.3 p.
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Thomson, M, Infield, DG, Stokes, M, Rylatt, M, Mardaljevic, J & Lomas, K 2003, 'Secondary distribution network power flow analysis' Paper presented at 7th IASTED International Multi-Conference on Power and Energy Systems , Palm Springs, United States, 24/02/03 - 26/02/03, pp. 210-213.

Secondary distribution network power flow analysis. / Thomson, M.; Infield, D.G.; Stokes, M.; Rylatt, M.; Mardaljevic, J.; Lomas, K.

2003. 210-213 Paper presented at 7th IASTED International Multi-Conference on Power and Energy Systems , Palm Springs, United States.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Thomson M, Infield DG, Stokes M, Rylatt M, Mardaljevic J, Lomas K. Secondary distribution network power flow analysis. 2003. Paper presented at 7th IASTED International Multi-Conference on Power and Energy Systems , Palm Springs, United States.