Power Flow Analysis for Smart Distribution system

Hydro One is changing Ontario’s power grid into a smarter grid. This change has many aspects, like the use of renewable energy, communication and electric vehicles. Private investors are encouraged to invest in renewable electricity production through Ontario Power Authority's Feed-In Tariff Program, which is a pricing structure for renewable electricity production. This program pays from 44.3 to 80.2 ¢/kWh for the electricity generated from solar Photovoltaic and from 13.5 to 19 ¢/kWh for electricity generated from wind energy. These incentives increased penetration of renewable electricity production in Ontario’s grid. Unfortunately, this increase imposed many challenges on the reliability and security of Hydro One networks. These challenges need to be addressed in order to have further increase in renewable energy penetration. This work will develop tools that will help Hydro One to address these challenges.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Magdy Salama


Mohamed Zakaria Shams El-Dein


Hydro One Networks


Engineering - computer / electrical


Alternative energy


University of Waterloo



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