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Medium- and low-voltage planning of large-scale electric power distribution systems through metaheuristics decomposition techniques

Grant number: 18/21610-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2019
Effective date (End): January 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Power Systems
Principal Investigator:José Roberto Sanches Mantovani
Grantee:Diogo Rupolo
Supervisor: Javier Contreras Sanz
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Ilha Solteira. Ilha Solteira , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real (UCLM), Spain  
Associated to the scholarship:17/13599-9 - Medium and Low Voltage Integrated Planning of Electric Power Distribution Systems, considering Uncertainty, Reliability and Expansion Costs, BP.PD


Increased demand, technological advances, and demands of government sectors have made the development of mathematical models dedicated to the planning of electric power distribution becomes more robust, complex and efficient. In addition, mathematical models should be able to consider the trends imposed on the energy distribution systems, incorporating the most diverse types of devices installed on distribution networks (distributed generators from renewable and non-renewable sources, storage sources, electric vehicles). Real distribution systems often have thousands of nodes, needing to expand their investments. Thus, most of the researches proposed in the literature performs the medium (MV) and low voltage (LV) planning separately. In the search for integrated solutions of MV and LV systems planning, most of the works in the literature propose to solve the planning through hierarchical techniques. When solved in an integrated way, several simplifications are made in the mathematical model, being possible to solve only small and medium-sized systems, which do not represent the practical problems of the real world. In this sense, this research project proposes the development of a methodology based on metaheuristic decomposition techniques, associated with parallel computing techniques for the solution of planning models of MV/LV integrated large-scale distribution systems. In the mathematical model, distributed generators from renewable sources, energy storage sources, and electric vehicles should be incorporated, seeking to meet the current trends of the electric sector, as well as representing practical problems. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
RUPOLO, DIEGO; SANCHES MANTOVANI, JOSE ROBERTO; PEREIRA JUNIOR, BENVINDO RODRIGUES; IEEE. Medium- and Low-voltage Planning of Electric Power Distribution Systems with Distributed Generation, Energy Storage Sources, and Electric Vehicles. 2019 IEEE MILAN POWERTECH, v. N/A, p. 5-pg., . (15/21972-6, 17/13599-9, 18/21610-5)
RUPOLO, DIOGO; PEREIRA JUNIOR, BENVINDO RODRIGUES; CONTRERAS, JAVIER; SANCHES MANTOVANI, JOSE ROBERTO. A new parallel and decomposition approach to solve the medium- and low-voltage planning of large-scale power distribution systems. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRICAL POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS, v. 132, . (15/21972-6, 18/21610-5, 17/13599-9)
RUPOLO, DIOGO; PEREIRA JUNIOR, BENVINDO RODRIGUES; CONTRERAS, JAVIER; SANCHES MANTOVANI, JOSE ROBERTO. Multiobjective Approach for Medium- and Low-Voltage Planning of Power Distribution Systems Considering Renewable Energy and Robustness. ENERGIES, v. 13, n. 10, . (15/21972-6, 18/21610-5, 17/13599-9)

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