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Hybrid open points: an efficient tool for increasing network capacity in distribution systems

Deakin, Matthew, Sarantakos, Ilias, Greenwood, David M, Bialek, Janusz W., Taylor, Phil, Ming, Wenlong ORCID: and Patsios, Haris 2022. Hybrid open points: an efficient tool for increasing network capacity in distribution systems. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery 37 (2) , pp. 1340-1343. 10.1109/TPWRD.2021.3136772

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This letter introduces the Hybrid Open Point (HOP), a device consisting of an electromechanical switch connected in parallel with a power converter, for the purpose of providing additional network capacity in interconnected distribution systems. The HOP switch is used for bulk power transfer at low-cost, whilst the HOP converter provides targeted power transfer when the HOP switch is open. The device can replace either a Normally Open Point (Type 1 HOP) or a Normally Closed Point (Type 2 HOP). Simple interconnection and teed interconnection configurations are studied considering fault level and radiality constraints, with realistic use-cases identified for both HOP types. The HOP is shown to provide secure network capacity more cost-effectively than the classical Soft Open Point.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN: 0885-8977
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 24 January 2022
Date of Acceptance: 3 December 2021
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 01:22

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