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Pokhrel, Basanta Raj

PROJECT TITLE: Enhanced Grid Observability in Active Distribution Grids   

PhD period: 2016.08.01 - 2019.07.31.
Section: Electric Power Systems
Research Programme: Intelligent Energy Systems and Active Networks
Supervisor: Birgitte Bak-Jensen
Co-Supervisor: Jayakrishnan Radhakrishna Pillai
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Collaborators: ABB, Kenergy, EnergiMidt, HEF, SydEnergi.
Funding: PSO-ForskEL programme.


As the modern distribution grids are integrated with increasing amount of intermittent and distributed renewable generation sources, new loads and storage elements, it demands for more accurate real-time representation of the grid, whereas placing meters for this purpose at remote points of the grid is expensive.

The main focus of this project is to develop methods for enhanced observability of the active distribution network grids using mainly existing measuring devices and systems. A good estimate of the real-time state of the grids is possible by applying distribution state estimation techniques that uses minimum field measurements combined with network models will be developed. This enables improved controllability, flexibility, system protection and congestion management of the active distribution grids to realise an advanced distribution grid management system and enhanced transmission system interface which are also to be investigated and validated as part of this work.


Publications in journals and conference papers may be found at VBN.