TOPPLAN

A NEW SOFTWARE FOR DECISION SUPPORT TOOL FOR MEDIUM VOLTAGE POWER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK PLANNERS.

TOPPLAN software is a decision support tool for medium voltage power distribution network planners.

It incorporates the use of flexibility (production and flexible loads) in the long-term dimensioning of the electricity network. It makes it possible to jointly find the topologies and operating modes best suited to future distribution networks, intelligent and flexible. This allows for better utilization the assets and financial gain for society.

TECHNOLOGY

The technological core of TOPPLAN is based on business knowledge and results of multidisciplinary research around advanced mathematics. It uses the most recent mathematical theories: Reformulation, Convexification, Graph Theory, Operations Research, Complexity Theory, among others.
 
The different layers of technology are:
  • Exact modeling of the network planning problem
  • Automation of calculation of planning with performance guarantee
  • Generating of multiple alternative solutions
The ergonomics of the software is adapted to the needs of the planners thanks to an integrated Geographical Information System and brings a clear and concise presentation of the alternatives to the reinforcement.
 
 

SOLUTIONS USE CASES

• Study of automated connection of new loads and sources of energy production
• Long-term electrical network planning study by feeder or on a larger territory
• Identifi cation of needs for renewal of cables or works
• Proposal of the work to be carried out in the network to achieve a goal of realization long-term electrical network planning program

 

PRODUCTS FEATURES

 

• Identification of malfunctions of assets taking into account, or not, the flexibilities;
• Proposal of investment scenarios:

   » Automatic calculation of the cost of reinforcement of the current network,

   » Automatic calculation of a network scheme respecting economic objectives and electrical, geographical, topological

     and QoS constraints;

• Automation of the choice of the location of the opening points for the criteria of reliability and minimization of losses;
• Restitution of the results:

   » Costs, technical indices (losses, QoS), environmental costs (CO2, tons of Copper used),
   » Graphical visualization of the network.

BENEFITS

Proposal of an optimal solution taking into account technical, geographical and financial constraints 

Graphical comparison

of multiple alternative scenarios

 Integration of flexibility

in the dimensioning

of the electricity network

Automation of calculation with performance guarantee

Integration with internal tools (CIM, Asset Panages Dynamiques, ERABLE)

 Reduction of study time

 

La Petite Halle • 31 rue Gustave Eiffel • 38000 Grenoble, France

E-mail : contact@topplan.fr
 

 

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Topplan is supported by SATT Linksium Grenoble Alpes.

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