Experimental verification of application of looped system and centralized voltage control in a distribution system with Renewable Energy Sources

Yuji Hanai, Yasuhiro Hayashi, Junya Matsuki

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Abstract

The line voltage control in a distribution network is one of the most important issues for a penetration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES). A loop distribution network configuration is an effective solution to resolve voltage and distribution loss issues concerned about a penetration of RES. In this paper, for a loop distribution network, the authors propose a voltage control method based on tap change control of LRT and active/reactive power control of RES. The tap change control of LRT takes a major role of the proposed voltage control. Additionally the active/reactive power control of RES supports the voltage control when voltage deviation from the upper or lower voltage limit is unavoidable. The proposed method adopts SCADA system based on measured data from IT switches, which are sectionalizing switch with sensor installed in distribution feeder. In order to check the validity of the proposed voltage control method, experimental simulations using a distribution system analog simulator "ANSWER" are carried out. In the simulations, the voltage maintenance capability in the normal and the emergency is evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)932-940
Number of pages9
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
Volume130
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 24

Keywords

  • Distribution system analog simulator
  • LRT
  • Loop distribution network
  • Renewable energy
  • Voltage control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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