Utilising residential flexibility in the planning of LV networks

J. Reinders, R. Bernards, D.A.M. Geldtmeijer, J. Morren, J.G. Slootweg

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This study proposes and demonstrates a probabilistic approach to simulating low-voltage (LV) networks, which can incorporate flexibility in (future) household load. This method provides insight in probabilities of power flows and voltage magnitudes occurring, and can therefore predict chances of overloading cables and violating voltage limits. Compared with the current planning method (worst case approach) for LV networks, this allows for a more accurate estimation of risk levels when designing the network. Incorporation of user activated flexibility can influence the probability of power flows or voltage magnitudes occurring, but cannot reliably prevent violating limits altogether.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th International Conference & Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED)
Subtitle of host publicationSession 5: Planning of power distribution systems, 12-15 June 2017, Glasgow, Scotland
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017
Event24th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2017) - SSE, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Jun 201715 Jun 2017
Conference number: 24

Publication series

NameCIRED - Open Access Proceedings Journal


Conference24th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2017)
Abbreviated titleCIRED 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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