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Title: Optimal Voltage Regulation for Unbalanced Distribution Networks Considering Distributed Energy Resources

With increasing penetration of distributed generation in the distribution networks (DN), the secure and optimal operation of DN has become an important concern. In this paper, an iterative quadratic constrained quadratic programming model to minimize voltage deviations and maximize distributed energy resource (DER) active power output in a three phase unbalanced distribution system is developed. The optimization model is based on the linearized sensitivity coefficients between controlled variables (e.g., node voltages) and control variables (e.g., real and reactive power injections of DERs). To avoid the oscillation of solution when it is close to the optimum, a golden search method is introduced to control the step size. Numerical simulations on modified IEEE 13 nodes test feeders show the efficiency of the proposed model. Compared to the results solved by heuristic search (harmony algorithm), the proposed model converges quickly to the global optimum.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. ORNL
  2. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
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Conference: 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, 20150726, 20150730
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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United States
Voltage regulation; sensitivity coefficients; linearization; distributed energy resources; gloden search method; unbalanced distribution network