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Title: Evaluation of Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) on a National Level

Evaluation of Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) on a National Level Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) is a reduction of energy consumption resulting from a reduction of feeder voltage. While there have been numerous CVR systems deployed in North America there has been little substantive analytic analysis of the effect; the majority of the published results are based on empirical field measurements. Since these results are based on empirical measurements it is difficult to extrapolate how this technology will behave on the various types of distribution feeders found throughout the nation. This report has utilized the Taxonomy of Prototypical feeder developed under the Modern Grid Initiative (MGI), now the Modern Grid Strategy (MGS), in order to estimate the benefits of CVR on multiple distribution feeder types. This information will then be used to determine an estimate of the national benefits of a wide scale deployment of CVR.
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OSTI Identifier:990131
Report Number(s):PNNL-19596
TD5016010; TRN: US201020%%463
DOE Contract Number:AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:Technical Report
Research Org:Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; VOLTAGE REGULATORS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; EVALUATION; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS