Defining power network zones from measures of electrical distance

Seth Adam Blumsack, Pau Hines, Mahendra Patel, Clayton Barrows, Eduardo Cotilla Sanchez

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Abstract

This paper describes new methods for dividing a power network into zones, such that buses are electrically close to other buses within zones. Defining zones based on electrical distance rather than asset ownership or historical affiliation has the potential to improve the utility of planning procedures, such as Load Deliverability Assessment, that are based on zone boundaries. The paper describes a set of metrics for the quality of a given zoning outcome and outlines methods that use these measures to produce improved zonal boundaries. Preliminary results from an exploratory study of the US Mid-Atlantic (PJM Interconnection) power grid illustrate the feasibility of the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 2009
Event2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: Jul 26 2009Jul 30 2009

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09

Other

Other2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09
CountryCanada
CityCalgary, AB
Period7/26/097/30/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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