Short-Term State Forecasting-Based Optimal Voltage Regulation in Distribution Systems: Preprint

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A novel short-term state forecasting-based optimal power flow (OPF) approach for distribution system voltage regulation is proposed in this paper. An extreme learning machine (ELM) based state forecaster is developed to accurately predict system states (voltage magnitudes and angles) in the near future. Based on the forecast system states, a dynamically weighted three-phase AC OPF problem is formulated to minimize the voltage violations with higher penalization on buses which are forecast to have higher voltage violations in the near future. By solving the proposed OPF problem, the controllable resources in the system are optimally coordinated to alleviate the potential severe voltage violations and improve the overall voltage profile. The proposed approach has been tested in a 12-bus distribution system and simulation results are presented to demonstrate the performance of the proposed approach.
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Grid Integration & Transmission
Resource Characterization, Forecasting & Maps
Distributed Wind
Yang, Rui; Jiang, Huaiguang; Zhang, Yingchen