Operation of Distributed Energy Resources in Smart Distribution Networks

Operation of Distributed Energy Resources in Smart Distribution Networks

1st Edition - June 5, 2018

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  • Editors: Kazem Zare, Sayyad Nojavan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128148914
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128148921

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Operation of Distributed Energy Resources in Smart Distribution Networks defines the barriers and challenges of smart distribution networks, ultimately proposing optimal solutions for addressing them. The book considers their use as an important part of future electrical power systems and their ability to improve the local flexibility and reliability of electrical systems. It carefully defines the concept as a radial network with a cluster of distributed energy generations, various types of loads, and energy storage systems. In addition, the book details how the huge penetration of distributed energy resources and the intermittent nature of renewable generations may cause system problems. Readers will find this to be an important resource that analyzes and introduces the features and problems of smart distribution networks from different aspects.

Key Features

  • Integrates different types of elements, including electrical vehicles, demand response programs, and various renewable energy sources in distribution networks
  • Proposes optimal operational models for the short-term performance and scheduling of a distribution network
  • Discusses the uncertainties of renewable resources and intermittent load in the decision-making process for distribution networks


A wide range of individuals in electrical engineering and those interested in power electrical issues, especially issues related to smart distribution networks

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: A conceptual introduction
    1. Definition of smart distribution networks
    2. Impacts of renewable energy sources and energy storage technologies on smart distribution networks
    3. Impacts of electrical vehicles and demand response programs on smart distribution networks

    Part 2: Operation and economic analysis of smart distribution networks
    4. Operation of future distribution networks in high penetration of renewable sources
    5. Short-term scheduling of future distribution network in high penetration of electric vehicles in deregulated energy market
    6. Application of load shifting programs in next day operation of distribution network
    7. Impact of solar parks and wind farms on controlled islanding of radial distribution networks
    8. Reliability based scheduling of active distribution system with the integration of wind power generation
    9. Calculation of the participants' loss share in the advanced distribution network
    10. Multi-objective model for DG-owner and distribution network operator in smart distribution network
    11. The impact of AMI malfunctions on the distribution system operation

    Part 3: Hybrid energy system integration in distribution networks
    12. Hybrid electrical and thermal energy integration in smart distribution network
    13. Optimal scheduling of smart home in smart distribution network
    14. A cost and environmental performance of hybrid energy system in future distribution network

    Part 4: Nodal pricing of smart distribution networks
    15. Nodal pricing for the advanced distribution network based on losses in deregulated electricity market
    16. Demand response and line limit effects on mesh distribution networks pricing

    Part 5: Optimal planning of electrical smart distribution network
    17. Dynamic and static of EV charging station planning in future distribution network
    18. Fixed and switched capacitor placement in power market environment considering voltage correlation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 422
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: June 5, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128148914
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128148921

About the Editors

Kazem Zare

Kazem Zare PhD, SMIEEE received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and Ph.D. degree from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, in 2009. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz. His research areas include distribution networks operation and planning, power system economics, microgrid and energy management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

Sayyad Nojavan

Sayyad Nojavan, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Bonab, Bonab, Iran. His research areas include distribution networks operation, power system operation and economics, electricity market, hybrid energy system, retailer, microgrids, and risk management. He has also edited several books in the energy field, including Operation of Distributed Energy Resources in Smart Distribution Networks.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Bonab, Bonab, Iran

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  • John S. Thu Jun 28 2018

    distribution networks

    My research field is distribution networks and this is a very good book in this field. thank you

  • m Sat Jun 02 2018

    Ph.D student

    This book contain some issues about DER participation in distribution networks. So, I think it can be a good reference book in this field.