Distribution Network Voltage Support Using Sensitivity-based Dispatch of Distributed Generation

S. R. Abbott*, B. Fox, D. J. Morrow

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the voltage and reactive power issues surrounding the connection of Distributed Generation (DG) on the low-voltage (LV) distribution network. The presented system-wide voltage control algorithm consists of three stages. Firstly available reactive power reserves are utilized. Then, if required, DG active power output is curtailed. Finally, curtailment of non-critical site demand is considered. The control methodology is tested on a variant of the 13-bus IEEE Node Radial Distribution Test Feeder. The presented control algorithm demonstrated that the distribution system operator (DSO) can maintain voltage levels within a desired statutory range by dispatching reactive power from DG or network devices. The practical application of the control strategy is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE POWER AND ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING (PES)
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventGeneral Meeting of the IEEE-Power-and-Energy-Society (PES) - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 21 Jul 201325 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting PESGM
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1944-9925

Conference

ConferenceGeneral Meeting of the IEEE-Power-and-Energy-Society (PES)
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period21/07/201325/07/2013

Keywords

  • Distributed power generation
  • power generation dispatch
  • reactive power control
  • voltage control
  • PENETRATION

Cite this

Abbott, S. R., Fox, B., & Morrow, D. J. (2013). Distribution Network Voltage Support Using Sensitivity-based Dispatch of Distributed Generation. In 2013 IEEE POWER AND ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING (PES) (IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting PESGM). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).