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Published: 2012-12-14 at 15:45
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Colloquium "Modelling and...

The seventh colloquium under the auspices of the ACROSS project was held.


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Modelling and Optimal Operation of Electric Distribution Network

Speaker Matija Zidar, dipl.ing.
Date 14.12.2012. 14:00 - 15:00
Location Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, TCR


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Traditional distribution networks operation follows well established rules of one way power flow, coordination and protection. Radial network topology demands very little intelligent control in operation and/or measurements. Introducing new technologies such as distributed generation, whether renewable of fossil fuel based, and electric vehicles changes the behaviour or distribution networks promoting them from passive “observers” to active system and market participants.
The lecture gave a short introduction to traditional methods of distribution network planning and control. That was followed by an overview of state of the art methods for future active distribution network modelling. Within this approach CADDiN – Computer Aided Design of Distribution Network, software developed within Department of Energy and Power Systems capable of coping with future distribution grid challenges, was presented.
Matija Zidar is a research associate at the Research Centre for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS), Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER), University of Zagreb. He received his Master of Electrical Engineering degree (dipl. ing.) from FER in 2009, successfully defending his thesis "Optimization of Active Power Networks" which was a result of a research project with the industry (Electric Power Company, HEP). He continued his research and education towards Ph.D. at the same Faculty, working as a research associate at the Department of Energy and Power Systems from 2009 in the research project, funded by the Ministry of Science Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, entitled "Planning and Operation of Active Distribution Networks and Microgrids". 
His professional interests are electric power distribution networks and distributed generation. Research focus is oriented towards multi-criteria analysis for online, short-term and long-term planning and optimization of network topology and control systems taking into account distributed generation.
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