Coordinated voltage control using multiple regulators in distribution system with distributed generators

R. Shivarudraswamy, D. N. Gaonkar

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Abstract

The continued interest in the use of distributed generation in recent years is leading to the growth in number of distributed generators connected to distribution networks. Steady state voltage rise resulting from the connection of these generators can be a major obstacle to their connection at lower voltage levels. The present electric distribution network is designed to keep the customer voltage within tolerance limit. This may require a reduction in connectable generation capacity, under utilization of appropriate generation sites. Thus distribution network operators need a proper voltage regulation method to allow the significant integration of distributed generation systems to existing network. In this work a voltage rise problem in a typical distribution system has been studied. A method for voltage regulation of distribution system with multiple DG system by coordinated operation distributed generator, capacitor and OLTC has been developed. A sensitivity based analysis has been carried out to determine the priority for individual generators in multiple DG environment. The effectiveness of the developed method has been evaluated under various cases through simulation results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-578
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume74
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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