Definition of Distribution Network Tariffs Considering Distribution Generation and Demand Response

Tiago Soares, Pedro Faria, Zita Vale, Hugo Morais

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    The use of distribution networks in the current scenario of high penetration of Distributed Generation (DG) is a problem of great importance. In the competitive environment of electricity markets and smart grids, Demand Response (DR) is also gaining notable impact with several benefits for the whole system. The work presented in this paper comprises a methodology able to define the cost allocation in distribution networks considering large integration of DG and DR resources. The proposed methodology is divided into three phases and it is based on an AC Optimal Power Flow (OPF) including the determination of topological distribution factors, and consequent application of the MW-mile method. The application of the proposed tariffs definition methodology is illustrated in a distribution network with 33 buses, 66 DG units, and 32 consumers with DR capacity
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 2014 IEEE Transmission and Distribution Conference
    Number of pages5
    Publication date2014
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-3656-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition - Chicago, United States
    Duration: 14 Apr 201417 Apr 2014


    Conference2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Internet address


    • Demand response
    • Distributed generation
    • MW- mile
    • Network tariffs
    • Topological distribution factors


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