A control and communications architecture for a secure and reconfigurable power distribution system: An analysis and case study

Anthony M. Giacomoni, S. Massoud Amin, Bruce F. Wollenberg

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Abstract

The transformation of the end-to-end power grid to a digitalized, intelligent, self-healing system presents many new modeling, sensing, communications, and control challenges that must be addressed before extensive deployment can begin. Increasing the security, robustness, and efficiency of electric power infrastructure requires utilizing these automation technologies in order to continually assess and optimize system performance. In this paper, an intelligent distributed secure control architecture is presented for distribution systems to provide greater adaptive protection, with the ability to proactively reconfigure, and rapidly respond to disturbances. Detailed descriptions of functionalities at each layer of the architecture as well as the whole system are provided. Applying this comprehensive systems' approach, performance results for the IEEE 123 node test feeder are simulated and analyzed. The results show the trade-offs between system reliability, operational constraints, and costs involved. This work represents a novel strategy toward developing an analytical and multi-domain methodology to assess the effects of smart grid technologies on distribution system operations and performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Pages1678-1684
Number of pages7
Edition1 PART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902661937
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Number1 PART 1
Volume44
ISSN (Print)1474-6670

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number 0831059.

Keywords

  • Power systems
  • Power systems control
  • Power systems distribution
  • Smart grids
  • Smart power applications

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