February 23, 2024
Conference Paper

Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) Application on GridAPPS-D Platform


There is a large increment in the distributed energy resources (DERs) installation and deployments of smart sensing devices and communication infrastructure; hence, the power distribution network is swiftly evolving from a passive network to an active network. This motivates the development of advanced applications to operate power distribution systems for higher efficiency and reliability. These advanced applications are model-based and data-driven. This requires an advanced distribution management system (ADMS) to provide required data for the optimal operation of the distribution systems by coordinating various grid controllable devices. In this paper a Volt-VAR optimization (VVO) application to coordinate the grid’s legacy and new voltage control devices for conservation voltage reduction (CVR) is deployed on the GridAPPS-D platform (an open-source platform ) for ADMS application development. The VVO application is validated for various operating conditions on using modified IEEE 8500-node distribution test feeders. Further, the application is successfully deployed on the GridAPPS-D platform.

Published: February 23, 2024


Jha R., S. Poudel, P. Sharma, and K.P. Schneider. 2023. Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) Application on GridAPPS-D Platform. In Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2023), July 16-20, 2023, Orlando, FL, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-179787. doi:10.1109/PESGM52003.2023.10252419