Prioritising Deployment of Flexible Resources for Efficient Operation of Interconnected Transmission Systems

Mengxuan Wang, Jelena Ponoćko and Jovica V. Milanović

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK



This paper introduces a Morris Screening-based sensitivity analysis (MSSA) for identifying the most influential of the available parameters, namely, real and reactive power of flexible loads and renewable energy resources (RES), aimed to support congestion management and voltage regulation in interconnected transmission systems. The methodology considers cross-border resources (demand side management (DSM) and RES assets) and serves to identify how the ranking order (priority of deployment) varies depending on the operating conditions (network loading and RES generation), the type of the study method (DC or AC-based power flow) and the consideration of the capacity of flexible resources. The results have shown that priority of deployment is highly dependent on RES penetration level as it can visibly change the ranking order (level of influence) of the considered parameters.


Short biography:

Jovica V. Milanović received Dipl. Ing. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Ph.D. degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia, and D.Sc. degree from The University of Manchester, UK. Prior to joining The University of Manchester, UK, in 1998, he worked with “Energoproject”, Engineering and Consulting Co. and the University of Belgrade in Yugoslavia, and the Universities of Newcastle and Tasmania in Australia. Currently, he is a Professor of Electrical Power Engineering and Deputy Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester, UK, and Visiting Professor at the University of Novi Sad and the University of Belgrade, Serbia. He was chairman of 5 international conferences, editor or member of editorial/technical boards of 70+ international journals and conferences, research project assessor or panel member for numerous international government research funding councils, member of 9 (convenor of 3) past or current IEEE/CIGRE/CIRED WG and consultant or member of advisory boards for several international companies. Professor Milanovic participated in or lead numerous research projects with total value of more than £80 million, published close to 600 research papers and reports, gave about 30 key-note speeches at international conferences and presented about 150 courses/tutorials and lectures to industry and academia around the world. Professor Milanovic is a Chartered Engineer in the UK, Foreign member of the Serbian Academy of Engineering Sciences, Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the IEEE, Distinguished IEEE PES Lecturer, Member and past-Chair of the IEEE Herman Halperin Transmission and Distribution Award Committee, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power systems and Power Engineeerign Letters and a member of IEEE PES Industry Technical Support Leadership Committee. He was a member of the IEEE PES Governing Board as Regional Representative for Europe, Middle East and Africa for six years and a member and vice-chair of IEEE PES Fellows Evaluation Committee. From January 2022 Professor Milanovic will be Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.


Dr Jelena Ponoćko received her Bachelor and Master degree form the University of Belgrade, Serbia and PhD degree from The University of Manchester, UK.  She is a Lead Engineer at Scottish Power Energy Networks, UK, and a part-time lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Manchester, UK, where she worked as a Lecturer until February 2023. Jelena has authored or coauthored over 40 research papers and technical reports. Her research has focused on data analytics-based assessment of demand-side flexibility and the effects of demand-side management on power network performance. She has been an active IEEE PES member since 2015 and currently acts as the IEEE Power and Energy Society Women in Power Representative for Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa).