Post-Disturbance Dynamic Distribution System Restoration with DGs and Mobile Resources

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Distributed generations (DGs) can act as emergency power supplies when distribution systems suffer from outages. However, the generation capabilities of DGs are generally limited by a number of factors including weather conditions, fuel limitations, etc. In this context, mobile resources that are able to reallocate resources to desired locations are regarded as important complements to conventional fixed DGs in assisting distribution system restoration. In this paper, a distribution system restoration model with DGs and mobile resources is proposed. Firstly, the dispatch and allocation of mobile resources are modeled with respect to the characteristics of the traffic network. Then the developed mobile resource models are integrated into the distribution system restoration model to co-optimize the scheduling of DGs and mobile resources. Uncertainty factors are managed by a model predictive control approach so that system operators can dynamically adjust the restoration strategy with the up-to-date information. The effectiveness of the proposed method is validated through an IEEE 13-bus test system.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2 Aug 2020
Event2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2 Aug 20206 Aug 2020


Conference2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2020

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5D00-75372 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-79031


  • Distributed generations (DGs)
  • Distribution system restoration
  • Mobile resources
  • Model predictive control (MPC)


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