Power electronic interfaced devices progressively enable the increasing provision of flexible operational actions in distribution networks. The feasible flexibility these devices can effectively provide requires estimation and quantification so the network operators can plan operations close to real- time. Existing approaches estimating the distribution network flexibility require the full observability of the system, meaning topological and state knowledge. However, the assumption of full observability is unrealistic and represents a barrier to system operators' adaptation. This paper proposes a definition of the distribution network flexibility problem that considers the limited observability in real-time operation. A critical review and assessment of the most prominent approaches are done, based on the proposed definition. This assessment showcases the limitations and benefits of existing approaches for estimating flexibility with low observability. A case study on the CIGRE MV distribution system highlights the drawbacks brought by low observability.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2023 IEEE Belgrade PowerTech|
|Place of Publication||Piscataway|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
|Event||2023 IEEE Belgrade PowerTech - Belgrade, Serbia|
Duration: 25 Jun 2023 → 29 Jun 2023
|Name||2023 IEEE Belgrade PowerTech, PowerTech 2023|
|Conference||2023 IEEE Belgrade PowerTech|
|Period||25/06/23 → 29/06/23|
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- distribution network flexibility
- network observability
- network operators