Recover Meter-Transformer Connectivities using Geospatial Unsupervised Learning and Q-GIS

Bilal Saleem, Yang Weng, Elizabeth Cook, Honggang Wang, Erik Blasch, Daivik Peachera

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Abstract

Deep penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs) and electric vehicles (EVs) introduce benefits, but may cause overloading of service transformers. Such challenges need real-time transformer loading, where an accurate topology is a prerequisite. Previous works attempted to recover the topology as a whole, which is a complicated problem. To simplify the problem, past methods made ideal assumptions of an isolated sub-network and the availability of measurement at every system node. However, for distribution systems, both the assumptions are invalid. To resolve these challenges, we propose to identify the meter-transformer mapping. Due to arbitrary curves in streets, we propose to employ a density-based clustering based on voltage and location information. However, a density-based approach may only be able to localize a meter to a group of few transformers. Hence, we combine the density-based approach with K-means to obtain the meter-transformer mapping. For practical consideration, we provide intuitive usability with Quantum geographic information system (QGIS) software with reduced need for human intervention and memory management for big data. The proposed algorithm has been deployed on real distribution feeders from a northeastern utility in the United States, showing an outstanding performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2022
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781665408233
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2022 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2022Jul 21 2022

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Volume2022-July
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver
Period7/17/227/21/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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