Skip to Main Content
To improve the security and reliability of a distribution network, several issues, such as influences of operation constrains, real-time load margin calculation, and online security level evaluation, are with great significance. In this paper, a mathematical model for load capability online assessment of a distribution network is established, and a repetitive power flow calculation algorithm is proposed to solve the problem as well. With assessment on three levels: the entire distribution network, an sub-area of the network and a load bus, the security level of current operation mode and load transfer capability during outage are thus obtained. The results can provide guidelines for prevention control, as well as restoration control. Simulation results show that the method is simple, fast and can be applied to distribution networks belonged to any voltage level while taking into account all of the operation constraints.