Demonstrating coordinated voltage control in a real distribution network

Anna Kulmala, Antti Mutanen, Antti Koto, Sami Repo, Pertti Järventausta

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Abstract

The connection of distributed generation (DG) to weak distribution networks is likely to cause voltage rise problems. At present, the voltage rise is usually mitigated by reinforcing the network but as the penetration level of DG increases also active voltage control methods need to be taken into use. Active voltage control has been a subject of extensive research in the past decade but the number of real implementations is still very low. One reason for this is that only few demonstrations have been conducted in real distribution networks. In this paper, the operation of one coordinated voltage control (CVC) algorithm is successfully demonstrated in a real Finnish distribution network. The main objective of the paper is to identify the problems that may arise when academic smart grid methods are implemented in real electricity networks. The second objective is to verify the operation of the studied CVC algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT Europe)
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-2597-4, 978-1-4673-2596-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-2595-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2012 3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT Europe 2012 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 14 Oct 201217 Oct 2012

Publication series

SeriesIEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe
Volume3
ISSN2165-4816

Conference

Conference2012 3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT Europe 2012
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period14/10/1217/10/12

Keywords

  • Distributed power generation
  • power distribution
  • power system management
  • reactive power control
  • voltage control

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