Smart grid adaptive volt-VAR optimization: challenges for sustainable future grids
Farhangi, Hassan (Hassan Farhangi (hassan_farhangi)) (author)
Manbachi, Moein (author)
Palizban, Ali (author)
Arzanpour, Siamak (author)
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In recent years, smart grid technologies such as Distribution Management Systems (DMS) and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) have created remarkable opportunities for distribution grids in terms of operation, control and optimization. The advent of AMI has created considerable amount of data that can be used in optimization applications. Other smart grid functionalities could increase the performance of energy conservation and optimization solutions. As such, this paper aims to review the main requirements of two important smart grid adaptive energy conservation and optimization solutions called Volt-VAR Optimization and Conservation Voltage Reduction, in terms of control, measurement, communication and standards for grids.