Special Issue "Electric Distribution System Modeling and Analysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.
We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject of "Electric distribution system modeling and analysis".
Electric distribution systems have been central to recent efforts in the modernization and decarbonization of electric grids. There are unprecedented challenges in the modeling and analysis of distribution grids due to large-scale integration of advanced equipment including smart grid assets and inverter-based distributed energy resources (IBDERs). To assess the potential impacts of increasing IDBERs and advanced distribution system equipment in a more comprehensive manner, there is a need for the establishment of highly accurate, efficient, and unified simulation environments. Simulation tools depend on component models and numerical analysis techniques. Component modeling and system analysis are also the key elements in the design, optimization and real-time management of electric distribution systems.
Historically, distribution system planning and protection studies have been performed in steady-state with simplified source models. State estimation, an essential element of distribution management system, has been simplified to a load allocation problem given the challenges associated with the lack of available measurements (and consequently of observability), and the large size of distribution networks and their unbalanced nature. The radial topology of conventional networks has shaped the architectures of analysis methods to favor the simplicity of algorithms and to deal with the computational limitations of the past. Today, active distribution networks with increasing IDBERs, availability of measurement data including smart meter data, and the integration of dc/ac microgrids challenge existing analysis paradigms and engineering practices. A wide range of studies from steady-state to time-series and fast transients is deliberated within the context of distribution system analysis. Large-scale system capable methods are proposed to address the need for detailed analysis of secondary grid systems found in dense urban areas and the modeling of distribution networks including sub-transmission level. Researchers try to discover generalization paths to arbitrary network topologies and include arbitrary device connections.
Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to the following:
- Numerical techniques and models to conduct a wide range of studies in distribution grids
- Modeling of inverter-based distributed energy resources (IBDERs)
- Modeling of advanced distribution system equipment and smart grid assets
- Simulation of new distribution-level grid technologies
- Simulation of active distribution networks
- Integrated analysis of distribution grids, initialization of time-domain analysis from multi-phase load flow
- Quasi-static time-series models, dynamic and EMT type models
- Application of real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop methodologies in the analysis of distribution systems
- Multiphase and unbalanced analysis of distribution systems: load flow, steady-state short circuit, state estimation, dynamic and transient analysis
- Analysis of hybrid ac/dc microgrids
- Analysis of inverter-based grids
Prof. Ilhan Kocar
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