Automatic Distribution Network Reconfiguration: An Event-Driven Approach

Fei Ding, Jin Tan, Huaiguang Jiang

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This paper proposes an event-driven approach for reconfiguring distribution systems automatically. Specifically, an optimal synchrophasor sensor placement (OSSP) is used to reduce the number of synchrophasor sensors while keeping the whole system observable. Then, a wavelet-based event detection and location approach is used to detect and locate the event, which performs as a trigger for network reconfiguration. With the detected information, the system is then reconfigured using the hierarchical decentralized approach to seek for the new optimal topology. In this manner, whenever an event happens the distribution network can be reconfigured automatically based on the real-time information that is observable and detectable.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 10 Nov 2016
Event2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016 - Boston, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201621 Jul 2016


Conference2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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© 2016 IEEE.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-66908


  • Distribution system
  • Event detection
  • Network reconfiguration
  • Optimal synchrophasor sensor placement


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