Optimal voltage control settings for wind power

Title: Optimal voltage control settings for wind power
Authors: Keane, Andrew
Ochoa, Luis
Dent, Chris
Harrison, Gareth
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3219
Date: 2009
Abstract: High penetrations of wind power on distribution networks are causing voltage rise on many networks. This voltage rise is limiting the permissible penetration levels of wind. Numerous active control schemes have been proposed to solve this issue, but widespread adoption of active management by network operators has yet to occur. Here, the fixed power factors of the generators' and the tap setting of the transmission transformer are optimally determined such that the voltage rise barrier is overcome and more wind can connect. The impact on the transmission system is becoming increasingly important and is also taken account of in the method. The method is tested on a sample section of distribution network illustrating that the optimal selection of voltage control settings can deliver some of the benefits of active management without any of the expense or perceived risk.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Other funder
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology
Copyright (published version): 2009 CIRED/The IET
Subject LCSH: Wind power
Electric power distribution
Electric transformers
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2009.0597
Other versions: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2009.0597
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: 20th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2009) [proceedings]
Conference Details: Paper presented at the 20th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2009), 8-11 June, 2009, Prague, Czech Republic
ISBN: 978 1 84919 126 5
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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