A Set of Non-Synthetic Test Systems of European LV Rural, LV Urban and Hybrid MV/LV Industrial Distribution Networks

Published: 15 November 2023| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/gspyzvvrhm.2


In this article, the 3 sets of Real European test feeders: industrial which is integrated medium and low voltage, rural low voltage, and urban low voltage networks are proposed by using real data of GIS and smart meter readings obtained from a distribution company. The authors provide the real mathematical OpenDSS model of the three standards as master files with their corresponding real smart meter readings and topological data in database. Each of the three proposed networks has different network features. The industrial network is comprised of both medium and low voltage areas with 2888 nodes, 777 buses, and 556 lines. It addresses 165 low voltage and 26 medium voltage industrial customers using 22 distribution transformers. In the rural network, there are 18599 nodes, 4650 buses, and 4291 lines to supply 2731 end customers. While 26951 nodes, 6738 buses, and 5905 lines are found in the urban network that electrifies 35297 low voltage customers. For rural and urban networks 68 distribution transformers are used in each of the networks to address their customers with both single and three phase systems. The movement of decarbonization leads to comprise several advanced and smart devices at electricity society and enhancing the application demand response systems. Mainly, deployment of different flexible devices such as EV, heat pump, distribution generation in the distribution system takes the existing system to higher level of complication. Hence, that drives distribution grid system to enter to revolutionary transition which is digitalization of the system, to enable real time management of distribution system as it is undergoing through huge complexity. Such systems requires real mathematical model of distribution network therefore this three different test cases are developed. Majority of the existing test systems are synthetic and not representing the real system of the European network. In addition to being limited quantitative wise and for a specific problem solving, their is a lack of integrated real European testcase which incorporates both the low voltage and medium voltage networks. To fill the gap authors develop the test feeders that address industrial, rural and urban areas which is significantly important for researchers. Here, the corresponding OpenDSS model and demand profiles extracted from smart meters of each standards archived in their 'Master' and 'PQ_csv' folders, respectively. In addition, their topological data is provided in their associated databases. The detail description about the data set and all the development are contained in a paper with the same title of the dataset that it is under review and will be linked to this dataset.



Universidad de Oviedo, EDP


Power Engineering, Electric Power, Distribution System Modeling, Power Supply, Smart Grid, Electric Utility