Service Restoration through Microgrid Formation in Distribution Networks: A Review

Mosayeb Afshari Igder, Xiaodong Liang, Massimo Mitolo
2022 IEEE Access  
Microgrid formation is a promising solution to enhance resiliency of distribution networks. The self-adequacy feature of a microgrid enables continuity of power supply through distributed generation (DG) units during severe faults and natural disasters. In this paper, different methods commonly used to partition a distribution network into multiple microgrids are presented, including the graph theory, heuristic rule-based algorithm, cluster-based technique, and mixed integer programming.
more » ... ges and disadvantages of these techniques and future research directions are presented. This review provides an excellent summary on service restoration through micrgrid formation, and offers a valuable reference for researchers working on grid modernization of distribution networks.
doi:10.1109/access.2022.3171234 fatcat:vg4rxvfbfnez5ems22uyxjcqnu