Impact of DG and energy storage on distribution network reliability: a comparative analysis

Ignacio Hernando Gil, Irinel-Sorin Ilie, Adam Collin, Jorge Acosta, Sasa Z. Djokic

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This paper discusses possible benefits of coordinated deployment of renewable-based micro-generation (MG) systems and energy storage schemes on reliability performance of distribution networks. Particular attention is given to continuity of supply of low voltage residential customers and potential scenarios to improve service quality by reducing the frequency and duration of customer long interruptions. Detailed network representations and improved models of aggregate loads and distributed generation/storage systems are used to assess the variable behaviour of domestic power demands and renewable energy resources. The conventional Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) analysis is extended with an empirical probabilistic model of network faults, in order to estimate both system and customer-related reliability indices in the most realistic manner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages605 - 611
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012
EventEnergy Conference and Exhibition (ENERGYCON), 2012 IEEE International - Florence, Italy
Duration: 9 Sept 201212 Sept 2012


ConferenceEnergy Conference and Exhibition (ENERGYCON), 2012 IEEE International


  • continuity of supply
  • long interruptions
  • micro-generation
  • network modelling
  • reliability indices
  • renewable-based distributed generation and storage systems
  • smart grids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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