An overview of trends in distribution network planning: A movement towards smart planning

Shi You, Henrik W. Bindner, Junjie Hu, Philip James Douglass

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Abstract

Distribution network planning, historically known as a ‘predict and provide’ process, seeks to determine a set of optimal network solutions for supplying electric demands spatially distributed over a geographic area. Today, the rapid development and deployment of distributed generation and smart grid products (e.g., control, communication, and new economic measures) call for urgent improvements in distribution network planning to allow the utilities to proactively modernize their existing distribution grids. This paper reviews the current practices in this area and the emerging trends towards smart planning. Some challenges with smart planning are identified and briefly discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2014
Pages1 - 5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-3656-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 14 Apr 201417 Apr 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period14/04/201417/04/2014

Keywords

  • Distribution network planning
  • Smart planning
  • Smart grid

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