Distributed energy resources network connection considering reliability optimization using a NSGA-II algorithm

A. Vieira Pombo, J. Murta-Pina, V. Fernao Pires

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Abstract

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) has been widely introduced in distribution networks in response to the increase of environmental awareness of the consumers. The benefits with the use of DER are increased with network reconfiguration, but in some countries exists the impossibility of island operation as well as the obligation to buy all the electricity generated. These limitations, in a network fault situation, causes a waste of resources, because of the unavailability of the DER. On other hand, the location of DER connection under the context of the improvement of the reliability indexes has not been studied. Thus, this paper will propose a multi objective optimization of the location of DER connection considering the switching devices placement to increase network reliability and availability of DER, minimizing at the same time the investment in equipment in a no island operation environment. For the resolution of the proposed formulation, it will be used the multi objective algorithm NSGA-II (Fast Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm). The formulation of the problem also considers a composite index made up of DER and interruption duration. This approach is applied to a real utility distribution network, with the results presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 11th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages28-33
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509049639
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2017 - Cadiz, Spain
Duration: 4 Apr 20176 Apr 2017

Conference

Conference11th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2017
CountrySpain
CityCadiz
Period4/04/176/04/17

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Keywords

  • Distributed Energy Resources
  • Multiobjective Optimization
  • No-Island Operation
  • NSGA-II Algorithm
  • Switching Devices

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Pombo, A. V., Murta-Pina, J., & Pires, V. F. (2017). Distributed energy resources network connection considering reliability optimization using a NSGA-II algorithm. In 2017 11th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2017 (pp. 28-33). [7915140] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CPE.2017.7915140