Testing and validation of an algorithm for configuring distribution grid sensor networks

Paul Clarkson, Alberto Venturi, Alistair Forbes, Andrew Roscoe, Paul Wright

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Abstract

The control of Smart Grids depends on a reliable set of measurement information such that distributed generation and demand can be effectively managed. The cost of procuring and installing sensors at multiple nodes in the grid is prohibitive and choosing the optimum strategy with regards to sensor location, accuracy, number and type is very important. This report describes the testing of a sensor placement algorithm developed to determine measurement strategies for distribution grids. This testing was performed on a laboratory microgrid at the University of Strathclyde. The ability of the algorithm to choose the optimal subset of measurements was tested by comparing the estimated power flow with the measured power flow of a fully instrumented grid. The chosen subset is found to have the close to the lowest overall error and all estimates agree with the rejected measurements within the calculated uncertainties.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2015
EventCIRED 23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution - France, Lyon, France
Duration: 15 Jun 201518 Jun 2015
http://www.cired2015.org/

Conference

ConferenceCIRED 23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution
Abbreviated titleCIRED 2015
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period15/06/1518/06/15
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Keywords

  • smart grids
  • distribution grid sensor networks
  • sensor placement algorithm
  • power flow

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    Clarkson, P., Venturi, A., Forbes, A., Roscoe, A., & Wright, P. (2015). Testing and validation of an algorithm for configuring distribution grid sensor networks. Paper presented at CIRED 23rd International Conference on Electricity Distribution, Lyon, France.