Minimising transmission reactive support required by high penetration of distributed wind power distribution

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Title: Minimising transmission reactive support required by high penetration of distributed wind power distribution
Authors: Ochoa, Luis
Keane, Andrew
Dent, Chris
Harrison, Gareth
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3597
Date: Nov-2011
Abstract: Wind power generation is the fastest growing renewable technology worldwide with large on- and off-shore wind farms being connected to the transmission networks. A significant share of it, however is still being deployed at distribution levels. While distributed wind generation presents traditionally passive distribution networks with well-established technical challenges, reactive support needed by high penetrations of such new generation capacity might also have an impact on the week areas of the transmission grid. In this work, a multi-period AC optimal power flow-based technique is proposed to find power factor and substation settings that minimise the transmission reactive support required by variable distributed generation while also considering N-1 contingencies. A section of Irish distribution network is analysed. Results show the significant benefits that a passive approach such as the use of optimal power factor and substation settings can achieve.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Other funder
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright (published version): 2011 IEEE
Keywords: Distributed generation;Optimal power flow;Distribution networks;N-1 contingencies
Subject LCSH: Distributed generation of electric power
Electric power distribution
Wind power
Electric power systems--Ireland
DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2011.2122346
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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