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Validation of an open source high voltage grid model for AC load flow calculations in a delimited region

Peters, Dorothee and Heitkötter, Wilko and Völker, Rasmus and Möller, Axel and Gross, Thorsten and Petters, Benjamin and Schuldt, Frank and Maydell, Karsten von (2020) Validation of an open source high voltage grid model for AC load flow calculations in a delimited region. IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution. Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). doi: 10.1049/iet-gtd.2020.0107. ISSN 1751-8687.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2020.0107


Large shares of renewable energy production in the electricity grid make grid expansion and new technologies necessary. The unavailability of grid models to address upcoming research questions led to the development of open source grid models. Our work contributes to establish the open_eGo model for grid simulations by validating its assumptions and results for a rural region with high share of wind energy. In particular, assumptions on electrical parameters and the graph structure of the model are compared to the grid owner's model along with a validation of AC load flow results at the model boundaries. It was found that the graph structure deviates in the degree of nodes and connection characteristic. These deviations are less exterior nodes and a lower maximum degree of nodes as well as a higher number of parallel lines in the open_eGo model. The AC load flow results differ slightly in active power and significantly in reactive power, but are more reliable than an aggregation of loads and generation to the extra high voltage (EHV) nodes. Concluding, the open_eGo model has a limited usability for simulating, understanding and optimising DSO grid operation but can enhance EHV-only analysis in large area contexts.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/135401/
Document Type:Article
Title:Validation of an open source high voltage grid model for AC load flow calculations in a delimited region
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Peters, DorotheeDorothee.Peters (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0084-2112
Heitkötter, WilkoWilko.Heitkoetter (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0417-9437
Völker, Rasmusrasmus.voelker (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Möller, AxelAvacon Netz GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Gross, ThorstenAvacon Netz GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Petters, BenjaminAvacon Netz GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Schuldt, Frankfrank.schuldt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4196-2025
Maydell, Karsten vonKarsten.Maydell (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0966-5810
Date:4 May 2020
Journal or Publication Title:IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1049/iet-gtd.2020.0107
Publisher:Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Keywords:open source high voltage grid model; open_eGo model; graph structure; AC load flow calculations; grid operation
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Technology, Innovation and Society
HGF - Program Themes:Renewable Energy and Material Resources for Sustainable Futures - Integrating at Different Scales
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SY - Energy Systems Analysis
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Energy Systems Technology (old)
Location: Oldenburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Networked Energy Systems > Energy System Technology
Deposited By: Peters, Dorothee
Deposited On:01 Oct 2020 09:05
Last Modified:19 Nov 2021 20:39

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