Advanced Modelling of DER-Rich Active Distribution Networks

July 2021

Description

A 5-day PhD-level course that covers fundamental and advanced modelling of active distribution networks with deep penetration of distributed energy resources (DER).

Topics that are discussed include:

  • Power flow and optimal power flow algorithms suitable for diverse applications of active distribution networks with DER
  • Consideration for uncertainty arising from renewables
  • Provision of flexibility and grid services from DER, distributed multi-energy systems and community energy systems
  • Fundamentals of distributed energy markets.

Videos for all the 5 days are available. Slides and other content for Day 3 are also available. Content for days 4 and 5 will be provided in due course.

Structure

Each day has 4 lecture blocks (approximately 55 minutes of lecture time including Q&A).

Day 1

Prof Steven Low: The OPF Problem and Convex Relaxations

  • Day 1 Block 1: Power flow models and solutions
    Day 1 Block 1
  • Day 1 Block 2: OPF and semidefinite relaxations
    Day 1 Block 2
  • Day 1 Block 3: Analytical properties
    Day 1 Block 3
  • Day 1 Block 4: Other convex relaxations
    Day 1 Block 4

Day 2

Prof Steven Low: OPF for Distribution Networks

  • Day 2 Block 1: Branch flow models for radial networks
    Day 2 Block 1
  • Day 2 Block 2: OPF and semidefinite relaxations
    Day 2 Block 2
  • Day 2 Block 3: Multi-phase unbalanced radial networks
    Day 2 Block 3
  • Day 2 Block 4: Example and application
    Day 2 Block 4

Day 3

Prof Nando Ochoa: Orchestration of DER and Active Distribution Networks

Day 4

Dr Maria Vrakopoulou: Decision-Making Under Uncertainty due to Renewables

  • Day 4 Block 1: Renewable energy integration challenges
    Day 4 Block 1
  • Day 4 Block 2: Stochastic OPF with approximate solutions
    Day 4 Block 2
  • Day 4 Block 3: Stochastic OPF with AC-feasible solutions
    Day 4 Block 3
  • Day 4 Block 4: Co-optimization of energy and reserves
    Day 4 Block 4

Day 5

Prof Pierluigi Mancarella: DER Flexibility and Techno-Economic Modelling

  • Day 5 Block 1: Modelling flexibility from DER aggregation
    Day 5 Block 1
  • Day 5 Block 2: Flexibility from distributed multi-energy systems
    Day 5 Block 2
  • Day 5 Block 3: Smart districts and community energy systems
    Day 5 Block 3
  • Day 5 Block 4: Distributed energy marketplaces and grid services
    Day 5 Block 4