Review of Congestion Management Methods for Distribution Networks with High Penetration of Distributed Energy Resources

Shaojun Huang, Qiuwei Wu, Zhaoxi Liu, Arne Hejde Nielsen

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This paper reviews the existing congestion management methods for distribution networks with high penetration of DERs documented in the recent research literatures. The congestion management methods for distribution networks reviewed can be grouped into two categories – market methods and direct control methods. The market methods consist of dynamic tariff, distribution capacity market, shadow price and flexible service market. The direct control methods are comprised of network reconfiguration, reactive power control and active power control. Based on the review of the existing methods, the authors suggest a priority list of the existing methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2014 ISGT Europe
Number of pages6
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventIEEE PES ISGT Europe 2014: 5th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) European 2014 Conference - Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 12 Oct 201415 Oct 2014


ConferenceIEEE PES ISGT Europe 2014
LocationIstanbul Technical University


  • Congestion managemen
  • Direct control methods
  • Distribute energy resource
  • Distribution network
  • Market methods

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