Analysis of the voltage control capability of energy harvesting networks

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Title: Analysis of the voltage control capability of energy harvesting networks
Authors: Cuffe, Paul
Smith, Paul
Keane, Andrew
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3277
Date: Oct-2010
Abstract: At times of high generation levels from distributed generators (DGs), there may be a paucity of conventional generators still synchronised to the transmission system. These synchronous machines have traditionally been the power system's principal source of controllable reactive power. If DGs are operated at inductive power factors, total reactive power absorption at distribution system bulk supply points may be highest at times when the transmission system is least equipped to supply it. On the Irish power system, new DGs (typically windfarms) may be connected in a clustered fashion to a new transmission node. This paper will show how the aggregate reactive power capabilities of these clustered DGs may be characterised. Of particular importance is how the cluster can respect distribution system operating limits while also providing reactive power support to the transmission system.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Energynautics
Keywords: Distributed generationVoltage controlTime series power flow
Subject LCSH: Distributed generation of electric power
Electric power systems--Control
Electric power systems--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Ninth International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Plants, Québec City,Québec, Canada, 18-19 October
Conference Details: Paper presented at the 9th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems, 18-19 October 2010, Québec, Canada
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
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