Private Investors Participation in Long-Term Distribution Network Planning

Ali Ashoomezhad, Qasem Asadi, Hamid Falaghi, Amin Hajizadeh

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Abstract

Distribution network planning is one of the challenging issues for the network planner. However, in recent years the integration of renewable energy resources has increased the planning complexity. On the other hand, the high investment cost of these resources is a significant barrier for the distribution companies. Therefore, in this paper, a distribution network planning framework to assess the private investor's participation is proposed. The proposed model includes two layers where in the first layer a common network planning according to different levels of load reduction is performed, and then in the second layer, the optimum site and size of photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage system (ESS) as renewable resources is determined. Meanwhile, payback period years as an economic index is considered to evaluate the profitability of the plan from the investor’s point of view. The proposed model is tested and implemented to a 54-bus distribution test system and the result illustrates the cooperation of utility and private investors in the long-term distribution network planning problem.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 12th Power Electronics, Drive Systems, and Technologies Conference (PEDSTC)
Number of pages5
PublisherIEEE Communications Society
Publication date4 Feb 2021
Pages1-5
Article number9405848
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-4772-0
ISBN (Electronic)9780738111971
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2021
Event2021 12th Power Electronics, Drive Systems, and Technologies Conference (PEDSTC) - Tabriz, Iran
Duration: 2 Feb 20214 Feb 2021

Conference

Conference2021 12th Power Electronics, Drive Systems, and Technologies Conference (PEDSTC)
LocationTabriz, Iran
Period02/02/202104/02/2021

Keywords

  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Substations
  • Profitability
  • Simulation
  • Distribution networks
  • Power electronics
  • private investor's participation
  • energy storage systems
  • photovoltaic
  • distribution network planning

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