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, IL, United States
Duration: 14 Apr 201417 Apr 2014


Conference2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL


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


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