Fast and revenue-oriented protection of radial LV cables with smart battery operation

Sara Ramezani, Nicolas Höning, Han La Poutré

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Low-voltage radial electricity cables will have more and more difficulties to carry the increasing load of novel consumption devices (e.g, electric vehicles) and the expected generated input of decentrally-generated power (e.g, from photovoltaic cells). One solution to avoid replacement is to install a battery at the end of a cable which is expected to be overloaded frequently. The intelligent operation of this battery needs to combine the protection of the cable with optimizing its revenue, in order to be economically viable. This paper formulates the offline optimization problem and proposes two robust heuristic online strategies. We show in computer simulations that these heuristics, which make fast just-in-time responses, reliably deliver good results. Our second heuristic, H2, reaches up to 83% of the approximated theoretical optimum.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 IEEE Computational Intelligence Applications in Smart Grid
EditorsD Fogel, PN Suganthan
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-6002-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE CIASG 2013, Singapore, Singapore - Piscataway, NJ, USA
Duration: 16 Apr 201319 Apr 2013


ConferenceIEEE CIASG 2013, Singapore, Singapore


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