TR2019-081

Resilient Restoration of Power Distribution System Based on Minimum Spanning Forest


    •  Poudel, S., Sun, H., Nikovski, D.N., Zhang, J., "Resilient Restoration of Power Distribution System Based on Minimum Spanning Forest", IEEE PES General Meeting, DOI: 10.1109/PESGM40551.2019.8973730, August 2019, pp. 1-5.
      BibTeX TR2019-081 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Poudel2019aug,
      • author = {Poudel, Shiva and Sun, Hongbo and Nikovski, Daniel N. and Zhang, Jinyun},
      • title = {Resilient Restoration of Power Distribution System Based on Minimum Spanning Forest},
      • booktitle = {IEEE PES General Meeting},
      • year = 2019,
      • pages = {1--5},
      • month = aug,
      • doi = {10.1109/PESGM40551.2019.8973730},
      • issn = {1944-9925},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-081}
      • }
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    Electric Systems

In this paper, the concept of minimum spanning forest (MSF) is utilized to formulate the restoration problem where each spanning tree in a forest is a self-sustained islanded grid (SSIG). Specifically, a weight is assigned to each edge in a distribution system based on several factors such as their exposure to vegetation, span length, location and structures supporting them. Then, a MSF is obtained for the given network by switching off the edges with higher weights to form several SSIGs each energized by a master unit (micro-turbine) in coordination with several intermittent DGs (wind, solar) and energy storage system (ESS) while achieving the resilience objectives. Numerical results based on modified IEEE 123-node test case validates the effectiveness of the proposed approach.