Flexible Scheduling of Active Distribution Networks for Market Participation with Considering DGs Availability

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University,Tehran,Iran

2 Professor, Electrical & Computer Dep., Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, IRAN


The availability of sufficient and economic online capacity to support the network while encountering disturbances and failures leading to supply and demand imbalance has a crucial role in today distribution networks with high share of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), especially Renewable Energy Resources (RESs). This paper proposes a two-stage decision making framework for the Distribution Management System (DMS) to flexibly optimize the day-ahead schedule of DERs and market participation of distribution networks under uncertainties, imposed by DGs outage and wind generators. The uncertainties are modeled via scenarios and convolved with each other, and then the joint scenario set is applied in the proposed two-stage programming model. Also the role of network constraints on DMS decisions are seen via a linearized AC power flow model and finally the resulted proposed framework is based on mixed-integer-linear programming (MILP) layout solved by CPLEX 12.6. To examine the effectiveness of the proposed framework, it is used for decision making of DERs scheduling and market participation strategy of a test distribution network.