IEEE 13 Node Feeder Test Case

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IEEE 13 Node Test Feeder is very small and used to test common features of distribution analysis software, operating at 4.16 kV. It is characterized by being short, relatively highly loaded, a single voltage regulator at the substation, overhead and underground lines, two shunt capacitors, an in-line transformer, and total 9 unbalanced loads.

The guide provided in IEEE13Node.Zip is one of several designed to support skills development in distribution network modeling. It can be used during standard university curricula, a short industry course, self-guided lessons, peer learning, or other training opportunities. Files resulting from the guide can also be modified at the discretion of the user to pursue advanced topics of analysis. The IEEE Test Feeders are used as examples given their wide recognition and use. Resulting power flow analysis and short circuit analysis are presented in separate documents for each test feeder. Each guide is developed through a partnership between Arizona State University researchers and XENDEE. These training guides have been successfully used to train people individually, in small and large classrooms, during interactive microgrid boot camps, and during short sessions for industry integrators and operators.

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Shammya Saha

Graduate Research Assistant

Electrical Engineering

Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Arizona State University

Nathan Johnson

Assistant Professor

The Polytechnic School

Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Arizona State University

Files and Downloads

Overview and Technologies

The document in IEEE13Node.Zip describes how to model the IEEE 13 Node Test Feeder in the XENDEE cloud computing platform.

XENDEE simulation models and system infrastructure documentation are also included with this guide. OpenDSS, an open-source technology developed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), is a powerful analytics engine capable of simulating complex multi-phase electrical power distribution systems.


XENDEE enhances EPRI OpenDSS with enterprise level features such as one-line design, database, error checking, visualization, simulation, and reporting automation. XENDEE is a web-based analytical tool that runs in Internet Explorer (Windows), Mozilla Firefox (Windows/Mac) or Safari (Mac) using the Microsoft Silverlight add-on.

This package (IEEE13Node.zip) includes XENDEE model files (.xpf) that can be imported to create a personal XENDEE project library. Additional supporting files required for independent testing and verification are also provided.

IEEE_13_LVRauto.xpf – A XENDEE model that implements line voltage regulators (LVRs) as suggested by EPRI. Specifically, OpenDSS simulates tap changes and then recalculates power flow. Many other software tools complete power flow studies using only estimates of tap changes.

IEEE_13_LVRtapsFixed.xpf – A XENDEE model of the same network but with single-phase transformers with fixed tap settings defined to match IEEE data.

Supporting Files in IEEE13Node.Zip

  • XENDEE XML model with auto-adjusting regulators.
  • XENDEE XML model with fixed tap transformers.
  • Shunt capacitor data.
  • Transformer Parameters.
  • Spot load data in kW, kVAR, and power factor.
  • Overhead wire model and pole configuration data.
  • Configuration data for each segment.
  • IEEE Power Flow Results.
  • Details of wire parameters and pole construction
  • Excel file for converting to sequence data
  • Underground Cable configuration data

Data for the IEEE 13 Node Test Feeder can be downloaded from the Web at http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/dsacom/testfeeders/index.html

To learn OpenDSS visit http://smartgrid.epri.com/SimulationTool.aspx

To learn more about Professor Johnson's research, visit http://faculty.engineering.asu.edu/nathanjohnson/research/


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