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Demand response in remote communities

Jamee, Mohammad (2018) Demand response in remote communities. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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Optimal Microgrid operation is considered as an important challenge to be achieved. Decreasing the active power Loss, maintaining bus voltages violation within the standard, operation cost and two-way communication between customer and energy utilities problems are fulfilled which reflected the aim of the operation through this challenge. Therefore, Demand Response programs attracted a lot of attention through operating of Microgrid and showed a sustained and rapid growth in recent years, as power supplies face the difficulties to meet the demands during the operation. Especially during the peak hours when the demand is higher than supply or vice versa.

This project explored the rural communities’ electricity network and the challenges, opportunities, and problems associated with Microgrids. The concept of DR, identification of current techniques and programs in a field of DR were highlighted.

The aim of this thesis is to use the sensitivity analysis method to determine the optimal location for Shunt Capacitor placement, identify the priority of the buses in the network and using Direct Load Control (DLC) method for DR implementation.

In order to achieve the objectives of this paper, the communications between MATLAB and DigSILENT were explored, and a DPL script has been developed for simulation to validate the DR method.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor(s): Shafiullah, GM
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