Distribution network reconfiguration validation with uncertain loads - network configuration determination and application


Automatic load transfer (ALT) on the 11 kV network is the process by which circuit breakers on the network are switched to form open points in order to feed load from different primary substations. Some of the potential benefits that may be gained from dynamically using ALT include maximising utilisation of existing assets, voltage regulation and reduced losses. One of the key issues, that has yet to be properly addressed in published research, is how to validate that the modelled benefits really exist. On an 11 kV distribution network where the load is continually changing and the load on each distribution substation is unlikely to be monitored - reduction in losses from moving the normally open point is particularly difficult to prove. This study proposes a method to overcome this problem and uses measured primary feeder data from two parts of the Western Power Distribution 11 kV Network under different configurations. The process of choosing the different configurations is based on a heuristic modelling method of locating minimum voltages to help reduce losses.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2015.0734
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Power Electronics, Machines and Power System (PEMPS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Energy Engineering and Power Technology,Control and Systems Engineering
Publication ISSN: 1751-8687
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2024 08:12
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 11:35
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-09-02
Accepted Date: 2016-05-05
Submitted Date: 2015-06-19
Authors: Bai, Xuefeng
Mavrocostanti, Yiango
Strickland, Dani (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2979-4479)
Harrap, Chris



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