@inproceedings{041b1c87fc7145b59a3376c117e97153,

title = "Optimal sizing of voltage control devices for distribution circuit with intermittent load",

abstract = "We consider joint control of a switchable capacitor and a D-STATCOM for voltage regulation in a distribution circuit with intermittent load. The control problem is formulated as a two-timescale optimal power flow problem with chance constraints, which minimizes power loss while limiting the probability of voltage violations due to fast changes in load. The control problem forms the basis of an optimization problem which determines the sizes of the control devices by minimizing sum of the expected power loss cost and the capital cost. We develop computationally efficient heuristics to solve the optimal sizing problem and implement real-time control. Numerical experiments on a circuit with high-performance computing (HPC) load show that the proposed sizing and control schemes significantly improve the reliability of voltage regulation on the expense of only a moderate increase in cost.",

keywords = "Device sizing, Distribution circuit, Voltage control",

author = "Changhong Zhao and Michael Chertkov and Scott Backhaus",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2015 IEEE.; 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015 ; Conference date: 05-01-2015 Through 08-01-2015",

year = "2015",

month = mar,

day = "26",

doi = "10.1109/HICSS.2015.323",

language = "English (US)",

series = "Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences",

publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",

pages = "2680--2689",

editor = "Bui, {Tung X.} and Sprague, {Ralph H.}",

booktitle = "Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015",

}