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Energies 2014, 7(3), 1332-1362; doi:10.3390/en7031332
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The Development and Empirical Evaluation of the Korean Smart Distribution Management System

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Received: 13 November 2013; in revised form: 22 February 2014 / Accepted: 25 February 2014 / Published: 5 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Grids: The Electrical Power Network and Communication System)
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Abstract: This paper introduces the development and actual test results of the Korean Smart Distribution Management System (KSDMS). The KSDMS has been designed and developed to cope with the lack of interconnection capability of the Dispersed Energy Resource (DER), to provide standardization and compatibility, and to implement automatic processing of service restoration, in the existing Distribution Automation System (DAS) in Korea. First, real-time system analysis and control application programs were developed, to solve the problems of the existing DAS; and the Distribution Management System (DMS) platform was developed, to run the developed application programs. Second, international standard-based communication, platform, and database structures were adopted, for standardization and compatibility. Third, a platform and application program functions were developed to process faults automatically; and a communication device and an intelligent electronic device (IED) were developed to automate fault restoration, through communication between devices. The KSDMS was evaluated by three tests: unit function test, platform and application program integration test, and empirical test. The first two were conducted on both small and large demonstration systems. The empirical test was performed at the Power Testing Center (PTC) in Gochang, and on a real system, at the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), on Jeju Island. The test results verified that the KSDMS can actively resolve the problems of the existing DAS.
Keywords: distribution management system (DMS); distribution automation system (DAS); renewable energy; distribution network analysis; application; IEC61850; empirical test; platform; intelligent electronic device distribution management system (DMS); distribution automation system (DAS); renewable energy; distribution network analysis; application; IEC61850; empirical test; platform; intelligent electronic device
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Yun, S.-Y.; Chu, C.-M.; Kwon, S.-C.; Song, I.-K.; Choi, J.-H. The Development and Empirical Evaluation of the Korean Smart Distribution Management System. Energies 2014, 7, 1332-1362.

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Yun S-Y, Chu C-M, Kwon S-C, Song I-K, Choi J-H. The Development and Empirical Evaluation of the Korean Smart Distribution Management System. Energies. 2014; 7(3):1332-1362.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Yun, Sang-Yun; Chu, Chul-Min; Kwon, Seong-Chul; Song, Il-Keun; Choi, Joon-Ho. 2014. "The Development and Empirical Evaluation of the Korean Smart Distribution Management System." Energies 7, no. 3: 1332-1362.


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