An Object-Oriented Framework for Analysis of MV/LV Distribution Systems
The interest of this work is in designing and developing a simulation package for comprehensive analysis of a distribution system based on object-oriented principles. Towards such an objective, we propose a design of a framework based on an object-oriented approach that is capable of handling such features and yet is simple and flexible enough for further extension. Here, we present a novel derivation of an object oriented methodology to firstly model the various components of a present day distribution system, and then to solve for the power flows across the system. Innovative aspects of the implementation of the derived system are how the various components are represented for power flow calculations using a standard backward/forward algorithm. An IEEE test feeder is used to demonstrate the framework. This work is of interest to model developers, distribution network planners, software designers and most importantly to users in the academia and industry.
This work was conducted as part of the AMEN (Agentbased Modelling of Electricity Networks) project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK under Grant Reference EP/K033492/1.
Citation : Pakka, V.H. and Rylatt, R.M. (2013) An Object-Oriented Framework for Analysis of MV/LV Distribution Systems. 13th Spanish-Portuguese Conference on Electrical Engineering (XIIICHLIE), Valencia, Spain, 3-5 July, 2013.
Research Group : Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development
Research Institute : Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)
Peer Reviewed : Yes