Meshing radial networks at 11kV

Ruben, Benedict, Cross, Andrew, Strickland, Dani, Aten, Martin and Ferris, Robert (2012). Meshing radial networks at 11kV. IN: 2nd IEEE PES international conference and exhibition on innovative smart grid technologies (ISGT Europe). IEEE.

Abstract

This project evaluates the benefits of meshing existing 11kV radial networks in order to reduce losses and maximise the connection of low carbon distributed generation. These networks are often arranged as radial feeders with normally-open links between two of the feeders; the link is closed only to enable continuity of supply to an isolated portion of a feeder following a fault on the network. However, this link could also be closed permanently thus operating the network as a meshed topology under non-faulted conditions. The study will look at loss savings and the addition of distributed generation on a typical network under three different scenarios; traditional radial feeders, fixed meshed network and a dynamic meshed network. The networks are compared in terms of feeder losses, capacity, voltage regulation and fault levels.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2011.6162691
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Power engineering and power electronics research group
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Event Title: 2nd IEEE PES international conference and exhibition on innovative smart grid technologies (ISGT Europe)
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2011-12-05 - 2011-12-07
Uncontrolled Keywords: distributed generation,meshed network,radial network,network losses,Computer Networks and Communications,Information Systems
Full Text Link: http://ieeexplo ... rnumber=6162691
Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
Published Date: 2012
Authors: Ruben, Benedict
Cross, Andrew ( 0000-0002-7012-8777)
Strickland, Dani ( 0000-0002-2979-4479)
Aten, Martin
Ferris, Robert

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