Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.


This work involved the modeling of an electrical power distribution substation, and an energy storage/power generation subsystem employed to reduce stress on substation components by decreasing peaks in the substation load. The model was developed using a System Dynamics method, and iThink modeling software. By simulating various retrofitting options and loading scenarios, the feasibility of each option was assessed, showing that current energy storage technologies are currently too expensive, and that generation-based retrofitting options are more feasible.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering