The data- and control-rich power distribution systems of the future rely on a variety of vendor systems. This project creates an open-source platform, GridAPPS-D, that will enable power distribution software applications to be developed for any compliant system instead of just one. By providing a common platform for application development, GridAPPS-D will:
- reduce costs to develop, integrate, and maintain future applications,
- improve distribution system reliability, and
- simplify and accelerate system planning and operations research and development within the DOE labs and industry.
GridAPPS-D supports the full suite of distribution management applications, such as voltage and reactive power optimization; fault location, isolation and service restoration; economic dispatches; and optimization routines.