Sectionalizing distribution networks concept and system framework

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Abstract

The increasing dependency of society on electricity motivates the research for more reliable and resilient distribution networks. Self-healing of networks is one of the key elements of the Smart Grid concept. Conventional self-healing networks (CSHNs) recover part of the network by rerouting power with automated switchgear. By utilizing microgrids (MGs), the sectionalizing distribution networks (SDNs) concept is an extension of CSHNs which utilizes both automated switchgear and distributed energy resources (DERs) to create both grid-connected and islanded microgrids (MGs). The SDN concept provides more resilience against faults than CSHNs and allows local bottom-up blackout restoration. This paper provides a high-level conceptual and operation states description, a system framework and the operational sequence of SDNs in case of faults. Finally, several future research directions are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies, SEST 2018 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-5326-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies, SEST 2018 - Sevilla, Spain
Duration: 10 Sep 201812 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference2018 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies, SEST 2018
CountrySpain
CitySevilla
Period10/09/1812/09/18

Keywords

  • islanding
  • microgrids
  • sectionalizing distribution networks
  • self-healing

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