Optimal control of distribution system in the presence of distributed generators
There have been many studies on large-scale systems to reduce the dimension of power distribution networks to decrease the time of the simulation and analysis. Most of these attempts cannot satisfy the final goal because of some limitations and constraints in their approaches, or they cannot simplify the way of analyzing distribution systems models. The main purpose of this thesis was to develop a new, effective method to reduce the scale of the power distribution system in order to decrease the speed of the simulation and calculations. Also, in this work, a new centralized optimal control method that focuses on the voltage drop correction was applied. Applications of both methods were tested with the IEEE 13 node test feeder. According to results, the number of nodes and errors between the real and reference values were decreased significantly.
Thesis (M.S.)--Wichita State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science