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Assessing distribution network hosting capacity with the addition of soft open points

Thomas, Lee, Burchill, Alasdair, Rogers, Daniel J., Guest, Martyn and Jenkins, Nicholas 2016. Assessing distribution network hosting capacity with the addition of soft open points. Presented at: 5th IET International Conference on Renewable Power Generation, London, UK, 21 - 23 September 2016. IET Digital Library: The IET, pp. 1-6.

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This paper presents an algorithm that calculates the nonconcurrent per-node demand and generation hosting capacity of a distribution network. The algorithm is used to appraise the increase in hosting capacity that would result from adding a Soft Open Point (SOP) to link two networks. To visualise non-concurrent per-node hosting capacity, a stress majorization technique is applied to a United Kingdom Generic Distribution System (UKGDS) network. This creates geographically representative layouts which preserve branch length information. It is suggested that applying these techniques to the entire GB 33kV network, whilst allowing for network reconfiguration and for variation of demand and generation across the time of day and day of year, is feasible.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Acceptance
Status: In Press
Schools: Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Publisher: The IET
Funders: EPSRC
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2018 18:43

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