Main Article Content
The continuous growth of distributed generation along the medium voltage distribution networks (MVDN) induces multifaceted technical challenges that have to be addressed by alternative control architecture schemes beyond the centralized strategies and the fit and forget doctrine. The active participation of DG essentially drives the network to pave towards the Smart Grid concept. This paper entails a decentralized control strategy which is based on a sensitivity analysis to stipulate the proper dispatch set-points for the DGs; hence, all nodal voltages are in permissible bounds. An overview of sensitivity approaches is presented and discussed for their adequacy to be used in MVDN. The proposed method is simulated on a 13- Node Test Feeder IEEE benchmark, while its consistency is compared with a centralized scheme.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors grant the journal the rights to provide the article in all forms and media so the article can be used on the latest technology even after publication and ensure its long-term preservation.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).