BASHIR BAKHSHIDEH ZAD
PhD Student - Teaching Assistant
Bashir Bakhshideh Zad received his B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Power and Water University of Technology, Iran, in 2007 and M.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems from Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, in 2011. Since 2012, he has started his PhD thesis at the University of Mons, Belgium. His major research interests include power systems dynamic, voltage regulation in MV distribution systems, artificial intelligence application to power system control and operation, and smart grid issues.
In this research, problem of voltage regulation in the medium voltage (MV) distribution system in presence of the distributed generation (DG) units is addressed. The main objective of this work is to design a real-time computer-based algorithm which is able to solve the voltage control problem of MV distribution systems in an optimal way. A coordinated voltage control scheme consisting of different voltage control methods is designed to keep the system voltages within the permitted voltage limits. The proposed voltage control algorithm takes advantage of the on-load tap changer action, reactive power compensation and generation curtailment of DGs active power in order to regulate the system voltages. The voltage control problem is formulated as an optimization problem which uses the sensitivity analysis for linearizing the system around its operating points.