Thesis / Dissertation

Optimal Power Flow for Active Distribution Networks: Advanced Formulations, Practical Considerations and Laboratory Demonstration

Michael Ziguang Liu, Luis Ochoa Pizzali (ed.)

Published : 2020


The rapid growth of renewable distributed generation (DG) has introduced unconventional challenges for distribution companies (e.g., dealing with voltage rise). To enable future DG growth, a promising alternative (to the otherwise capital-intensive and time-consuming network reinforcements) is the real-time orchestration of DG and existing network assets using advanced schemes. In this context, the operational usage of Optimal Power Flow (OPF)—an optimisation-based technique traditionally found in transmission network applications, albeit using simplified formulations—as a decision-making engine has gained tremendous interest in recent literature. Nonetheless, before such schemes can be read..

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