Chiranjeevi Madvesh Masters Thesis Announcement 05/28/14 1:00 P.M.

You are cordially invited to my Masters thesis defense.

Thesis Title: A Comprehensive Load Flow and State Estimation Algorithm for a Three-Phase Unbalanced Power Distribution Networks

When: 1:00 PM, May 28, 2014

Where: Simrall 228

Candidate: Chiranjeevi Madvesh

Degree: Masters, Electrical and Computer Engineering


Dr. Yong Fu
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
(Major Professor)

Dr. Stanislaw Grzybowski
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
(Committee Member)

Dr. Sherif Abdelwahed
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
(Committee Member)


Distribution load flow and state estimation are two important functions in distribution energy management systems (DEMS) and advanced distribution automation (ADA) systems. Distribution load flow analysis is a tool which helps to analyze the status of a power distribution system under steady-state operating conditions. In this research, an effective and comprehensive load flow algorithm is developed to extensively incorporate the distribution system components. Distribution system state estimation is a mathematical procedure which aims to estimate the operating state of a power distribution system by utilizing the information collected from available measurement devices in real-time. An efficient and computationally effective state estimation algorithm adapting the weighted least squares (WLS) method has been developed in this research. Both the developed algorithms are tested on different IEEE distribution test-feeders and the results obtained are justified.