A simplified approach for load flow analysis in MV smart grids based on LV power measurements

Antonio Cataliotti, Valentina Cosentino, Salvatore Nuccio, Nicola Panzavecchia, Dario Di Cara, Nicola Panzavecchia, Giovanni Tine

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Abstract

This paper presents a simplified approach for load flow analysis in medium voltage (MV) distribution networks. It is a power summation Backward/Forward (B/F) algorithm, based on measurements of active and reactive powers at low voltage (LV) side of MV/LV distribution substations. The proposed solution allows achieving good accuracy, computational efficiency and fast convergence. In order to verify the algorithm performances, simulation studies are carried out in the case of a real test system, i.e. the distribution grid of Favignana Island (Mediterranean Sea, Italy). The compatibility between simulations results and power measurements at the MV bus bars of the generating substation shows the effectiveness of the proposed solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering

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