Syamroni, Abdul Wachid

PROJECT TITLE: Scada-Based Reliability & Protection for Active Distribution Network

PhD period: 2017.03.01 - 2020.02.29.
Section: Electric Power Systems
Research Programme: Intelligent Energy Systems and Active Networks & Modern Power Transmission Systems
Supervisor: Claus Leth Bak
Co-Supervisors: Birgitte Bak-Jensen and Filipe Miguel Faria Da Silva
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Collaborator: To be announced later.
Funding: Program for Research and Innovation In Science and Technology (RISET-Pro) - Indonesia Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education (Kemristekdikti).


A rapid change in electricity infrastructure and network operation pattern will certainly occur in the future and will look very different from nowdays. In the context of smart grid technology, electric distribution system play key role more than any other part of the electric power grid. In that condition, distribution system operators (DSOs) are required to plan and develop their networks in addition to achieve overall distribution system needs by balancing overall resources and the loads. They are also being pushed to enable transformation from their were originally designed, by designing a next generation grid that will address the evolving needs of their customers, and at the same time continue to provide safe, reliable, and affordable electricity.

Today, most of electric distribution system infrastructures are aging and without substantial changes, this current environment will not be able to manage an emerging distribution grid infrastructure that supports high levels of distributed energy resource (DER) integration which can be defined as energy efficiency, demand response, renewable generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles in nowdays trends.

Modernizing the grid to make it “smarter” and more resilient through the use of cutting-edge technologies, equipment, and controls that communicate and work together. It will take new methods of sensing, analyzing, operating and controlling the whole activities of electric distribution system that can be done through a SCADA system. Its ability to monitor an entire system in real time, facilitate data acquisitions from meter reading, checking statuses of function sensors, intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), that are communicated at regular intervals depending on what system needs.

Therefore, this research will involve:

  1. Defining which level of grid modernization needs at electric distribution system (medium voltage, MV) that can be done with consideration of limited financial and technical resources. This part will focus on how to continuously monitored and ability to control certain key distribution power equipments based on an assessment of varying operating conditions to meet established reliability, efficiency, and performance objectives to improve from its previous condition.
  2. Determining and design a SCADA-based configuration for protection to enable appropriate protective settings based on current configuration of distribution circuitry to improve distribution system reliability. Due to changing grid topology and it becomes an active distribution network (ADN), optimal circuit configurations by means field protection will need to be as flexible as the circuitry it protects. This part will be done by creating several different scenarios including integration of high-shared distribute energy resources (RES), ancillary service and flexible load.


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