A Novel Algorithm for Reducing Restoration Time in Smart Distribution Systems Utilizing Reclosing Dead Time

Hussain, Akhtar;Choi, Myeon-Song;Lee, Seung-Jae

  • Received : 2013.11.11
  • Accepted : 2014.05.07
  • Published : 2014.11.01


After an occurrence of a fault in any distribution system, it is desired to limit the effects of the fault to smallest possible area and restore the un-faulty areas as soon as possible. Due the advancements in communication technologies, this task can be achieved in multiple efficient ways. In order to decrease the restoration time in the Smart Grid Distribution Management System (SDMS) a communication based algorithm is proposed in this paper, in which the restoration can be done during reclosing. This paper also analyzes various communication failures with power failures cases including the entire network of communication failures. Results of all these cases have been verified by doing simulations.


Smart grid distribution management system;Over-current protection;3-link 6-section distribution system;Restoration during reclosing


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Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea