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Energies 2019, 12(8), 1417; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12081417

A SGAM-Based Test Platform to Develop a Scheme for Wide Area Measurement-Free Monitoring of Smart Grids under High PV Penetration

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Department of Energy, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Energy Center Lab, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Department of Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran 16846-13114, Iran
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Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Received: 20 February 2019 / Revised: 2 April 2019 / Accepted: 3 April 2019 / Published: 12 April 2019
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Abstract

In order to systematically shift existing control and management paradigms in distribution systems to new interoperable communication supported schemes in smart grids, we need to map newly developed use cases to standard reference models like Smart Grid Architecture Model (SGAM). From the other side, any new use cases should be tested and validated ex-ante before being deployed in the real-world system. Considering various types of actors in smart grids, use cases are usually tested using co-simulation platforms. Currently, there is no efficient co-simulation platform which supports interoperability analysis based on SGAM. In this paper, we present our developed test platform which offers a support to design new use cases based on SGAM. We used this platform to develop a new scheme for wide area monitoring of existing distribution systems under growing penetration of Photovoltaic production. Off-the-shelf solutions of state estimation for wide area monitoring are either used for passive distribution grids or applied to the active networks with wide measurement of distributed generators. Our proposed distribution state estimation algorithm does not require wide area measurements and relies on the data provided by a PV simulator we developed. This practical scheme is tested experimentally on a realistic urban distribution grid. The monitoring results shows a very low error rate of about 1 % by using our PV simulator under high penetration of PV with about 30 % error of load forecast. Using our SGAM-based platform, we could propose and examine an Internet-of-Things-based infrastructure to deploy the use case. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart grid architecture model; state estimation; wide area monitoring; distribution systems; real time simulation; PV penetration smart grid architecture model; state estimation; wide area monitoring; distribution systems; real time simulation; PV penetration
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Estebsari, A.; Barbierato, L.; Bahmanyar, A.; Bottaccioli, L.; Macii, E.; Patti, E. A SGAM-Based Test Platform to Develop a Scheme for Wide Area Measurement-Free Monitoring of Smart Grids under High PV Penetration. Energies 2019, 12, 1417.

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