An Optimal Flexible Partitioning of Smart Distribution System Considering Electrical and Gas Infrastructure

Sobhan Dorahaki, Masoud Rashidinejad, Hossein Farahmand, Mojgan Mollahassanipour, Mahdi Pourakbari-Kasmaei, João P.S. Catalão

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The resilient smart distribution system is intended to cope with low probability, high-risk extreme events, including extreme natural disasters. In this regard, the flexible partitioning distribution system into supply-sufficient microgrids can be considered an interesting subject. This paper introduces a novel technique for partitioning a smart distribution system into supply-sufficient microgrids. In the presented model, the impact of demand response programs and energy storage has been considered in the proposed framework. Furthermore, besides the electricity aspects, the effects of gas network infrastructure on flexible portioning are also investigated to improve system resiliency facing natural disasters. The proposed model aims to maximize served load, which has been structured as a mixed integer linear programming (MILP) problem. The IEEE 34 bus standard test system is used to investigate the effectiveness of the proposed structure. The results of the study show that the proposed structure can increase the served load and the supply-sufficiently of the smart grid power system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE Madrid PowerTech, PowerTech 2021
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-3597-0
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE PowerTech - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 28 Jun 20212 Jul 2021


ConferenceIEEE PowerTech
Internet address


  • Demand Response Programs
  • Disaster
  • Energy Storage
  • Micro Grid
  • Partitioning


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