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Advancements in Distributed Power Flow Control

Advancements in Distributed Power Flow Control                                       

Many considerations for implementing advanced power flow control in real grids have been neglected in the past. This paper breaks down these neglected considerations. It proposes an agent-based power flow control system, including necessary hardware components, control algorithm, monitoring underlying distribution grids, communication technology and protocols, and the interface with the grid operator’s control center.

Publishing Entity

IEEE

Authors

    • O. Pohl (TU Dortmund)
    • F. Rewald (TU Dortmund)
    • S. Dalhaues (TU Dortmund)
    • P. Jorke (TU Dortmund)
    • C. Rehtanz (TU Dortmund)
    • C. Wietfield (TU Dortmund)
    • A. Kubis (PSI Software)
    • R. Tamgue (PSI Software)
    • D. Kirsten (ACCANTAS Ltd)

Hardware testing, communication and control, Power system operation, increase transfer capacity, Distributed FACTS, Modular FACTS

Smart Wires – A Distributed, Low-Cost Solution for Controlling Power Flows and Monitoring Transmission Lines

Smart Wires – A Distributed, Low-Cost Solution for Controlling Power Flows and Monitoring Transmission Lines

Distributed FACTS technology allows utilities to increase power transfers in meshed networks by increasing average line utilization. It is projected to have significantly lower cost and lead time than new line construction, reconductoring, or conventional FACTS technology. This paper summarizes the prototype development and demonstrates the feasibility and impact of the technology.

Publishing Entity

IEEE

Authors

    • D. Das (Georgia Tech)
    • Y. Yang (Georgia Tech)
    • F. Lambert (Georgia Tech)
    • D. Divan (Georgia Tech)
    • F. Kreikebaum

Hardware testing, communication and control, power flow studies, Techno-economic studies, renewable integration, increase transfer capacity, Distributed FACTS, Modular FACTS