Advanced design methods for active distribution networks

Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesis


For decades distribution networks were planned and operated under the assumptions of unidirectional flow of energy from the few large power plants to the passive loads with well-known load profiles. However due to the increased degree of renewable energy sources (RES) penetration and introduction of new types of loads the concept of traditional distribution networks was challenged. In order to cope with these problems and operate the grid in a more reliable and cost-effective way a new concept – active distribution network (ADN) – capable of controlling a combination of distributed energy source is introduced. Well-designed ADN allows the integration of RES, flexible load and energy storage while achieving the optimal system operation. The aim of the PhD project is to investigate how the traditional distribution networks can benefit from transforming them into ADN. The project should propose new design methods for distribution systems and provide guidelines for utility grid planners in identifying the optimal design solution. This PhD is carried out in connection with the “EnergyLab Nordhavn” project.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTechnical University of Denmark
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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