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Multi-resource dynamic coordinated planning of flexible distribution network

Wang, Rui, Ji, Haoran, Li, Peng, Yu, Hao, Zhao, Jinli, Zhao, Liang, Zhou, Yue ORCID:, Wu, Jianzhong ORCID:, Bai, Linquan, Yan, Jinyue and Wang, Chengshan 2024. Multi-resource dynamic coordinated planning of flexible distribution network. Nature Communications 15 (1) , 4576. 10.1038/s41467-024-48862-5

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The flexible distribution network presents a promising architecture to accommodate highly integrated distributed generators and increasing loads in an efficient and cost-effective way. The distribution network is characterised by flexible interconnections and expansions based on soft open points, which enables it to dispatch power flow over the entire system with enhanced controllability and compatibility. Herein, we propose a multi-resource dynamic coordinated planning method of flexible distribution network that allows allocation strategies to be determined over a long-term planning period. Additionally, we establish a probabilistic framework to address source-load uncertainties, which mitigates the security risks of voltage violations and line overloads. A practical distribution network is adopted for flexible upgrading based on soft open points, and its cost benefits are evaluated and compared with that of traditional planning approaches. By adjusting the acceptable violation probability in chance constraints, a trade-off between investment efficiency and operational security can be realised.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Additional Information: License information from Publisher: LICENSE 1: URL:, Type: open-access
Publisher: Nature Research
ISSN: 2041-1723
Date of Acceptance: 15 May 2024
Last Modified: 31 May 2024 08:45

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