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1st Edition

Flexibility in Electric Power Distribution Networks

ISBN 9780367641412
Published July 16, 2021 by CRC Press
433 Pages 145 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

High penetration of renewable energy sources (RESs) imposes several techno-economic challenges to distribution system operators (DSOs) due to their variability in power generation and, hence, increases the need for additional operational flexibility. Operational flexibility aims at securely covering the possible variations at the minimum cost using emerging flexible alternatives or designing novel local market mechanisms to incentivize flexibility providers. In such a situation, the DSOs can use the potential of flexible options such as energy storages (ESs), demand response (DR), plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), or on-site fast run generators. However, each of the mentioned flexible resources has its own specific characteristics and requirements that should be taken into account, and this raises the complexity. Optimal network reconfiguration schemes are the other solution for increasing power system flexibility at the distribution level.

There is a great research gap related to renewable-based distribution network planning from a flexibility point of view. Therefore, this book aims to discuss the additional flexibility needs introduced by RESs and describe general approaches to analyze the need for and provision of additional flexibility in future distribution networks at both the planning and operational time frames.

This book successfully suggests new solutions and techniques to increase the flexibility in distribution systems. It also highlights the needs for moving towards smart distribution grids in order to enhance the flexibility in modern and future power systems.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Social and Economic Factors in Demand-Side Flexibility
Z. Kaheh, H. Arasteh, and P. Siano

Chapter 2: Role of Smart Homes and Smart Communities in Flexibility Provision
Hosna Khajeh, Ran Zheng, Hooman Firoozi, Hannu Laaksonen, and Miadreza Shafie-khah

Chapter 3: A System-of-Systems Planning Platform for Enabling Flexibility Provision at Distribution Level
H. Arasteh, S. Bahramara, Z. Kaheh, S. M. Hashemi, V. Vahidinasab, P. Siano, and M. S. Sepasian
Chapter 4: Application of Regression Tools for Load Prediction in Distributed Network for Flexible Analysis
Nils Jakob Johannesen and Mohan Lal Kolhe

Chapter 5: Effective Strategies of Flexibility in Modern Distribution Systems

Abdollah Kavousi-Fard, Mojtaba Mohammadi, and Ameena Saad Al-Sumaiti

Chapter 6: Resource-Driven Flexibility Planning of Active Distribution Network
Mahnaz Moradijoz

Chapter 7: Distribution Network Emergency Operation in The Light of Flexibility
S. E. Ahmadi and N. Rezaei

Chapter 8: Three-layer Aggregator Solutions to Facilitate Distribution System Flexibility
Xiaolong Jin, Saeed Teimourzadeh, Osman Bulent Tor, and Qiuwei Wu

Chapter 9: Decongestion of Active Distribution Grids via D-PMUs-based Reactive Power Control and Electric Vehicle Chargers
Gabriel Mejia-Ruiz, Mario Arrieta Paternina, Juan M Ramirez, Juan Ramon Rodriguez Rodriguez, Romel Angel Cardenas Javier, and Alejandro Zamora Mendez

Chapter 10: Blockchain-based Decentralized, Flexible, and Transparent Energy Market
Mohd Adil Sheikh, Vaishali Kamuni, Mohit Fulpagare, Udaykumar Suryawanshi, Sushama Wagh, and Navdeep M. Singh

Chapter 11: Integrated Operation and Planning Model of Renewable Energy Sources with Flexible devices in Active Distribution Networks
Vijay Babu Pamshetti1and Shiv Pujan Singh

Chapter 12: Network-driven flexibility planning of active distribution network
Mahnaz Moradijoz

Chapter 13: Optimization Techniques for Reconfiguration of Energy Distribution Systems
Meisam Mahdavi, Pierluigi Siano, and Hassan Haes Alhelou

Chapter 14: Application of A Mathematical Programming Language (AMPL) in Distribution Network Reconfiguration Problem
Meisam Mahdavi, Pierluigi Siano, and Hassan Haes Alhelou

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Hassan Haes Alhelou is a faculty member at Tisheen University, Lattakia, Syria. His major research interests are Power systems, Power system dynamics, Power system operation and control, Dynamic state estimation, Frequency control, Smart grids, Micro-grids, Demand response, Load shedding, and Power system protection.

Ehsan Heydarian-Forushani currently working in Esfahan Electricity Power Distribution Company (EEPDC). His research interests include power system flexibility, renewables integration, demand response, smart grids, and electricity market.

Pierluigi Siano is a Professor and Scientific Director of the Smart Grids and Smart Cities Laboratory with the Department of Management & Innovation Systems, University of Salerno. He has been the Chair of the IES TC on Smart Grids. He received the award as 2019&2020 Highly cited Researcher by ISI WoS Group.