Optimal placement of power quality monitors in distribution systems using the topological monitor reach area

Ahmad Asrul Ibrahim, Azah Mohamed, Hussain Shareef

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Abstract

Installation of power quality monitors (PQMs) at all buses in a power distribution network is uneconomical and it needs to be minimized. This paper presents a PQM positioning technique which finds the optimal number and location of PQMs in power distribution systems for voltage sag detection. The IEEE 34-node and 69 bus test systems were modeled in DIgSILENT software to obtain the topological monitor reach area matrix for various types of faults. Then, an optimization problem is formulated and solved using genetic algorithm to find the minimum number of PQMs in the distribution system which can guarantee the observability of the whole system. Finally, the sag severity index has been used to find the best location to install monitors in the distribution system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011
Pages394-399
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Duration: May 15 2011May 18 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityNiagara Falls, ON
Period5/15/115/18/11

Keywords

  • distribution system
  • power quality monitor (PQM)
  • sag severity index (SSI)
  • topological monitor reach area (TMRA)
  • voltage sag detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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