Distributed generation and energy storage system planning for a distribution system operator

Jing Qiu, Zhao Xu, Yu Zheng, Dongxiao Wang, Zhao Yang Dong

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The smart distribution system architecture provides value-based control techniques that facilitate bi-directional power flows and energy transactions. Although consensus and understanding continue to develop around peer-to-peer transactions, a distribution system operator aims to promote and enable interoperability among entities, particularly those who own distributed energy resources such as energy storage system (ESS) and distributed generation (DG). In this study, the authors address the optimal allocation of ESS and DG in the smart distribution system architecture, in order to help the integration of wind energy. The formulated objective is to minimise the sum of the annualised investment cost, the expected profit and the imbalance cost in the two-stage of power scheduling. The proposed model is verified on the modified IEEE 15-bus distribution radial system. The simulation results have verified the proposed planning approach. Also, results show that a more risk-seeking operation strategy is recommended if wind power penetration increases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1345-1353
Number of pages9
JournalIET Renewable Power Generation
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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