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Title: Dynamic Voltage Regulation Using Distributed Energy Resources

Abstract

Many distributed energy resources (DE) are near load centres and equipped with power electronics converters to interface with the grid, therefore it is feasible for DE to provide ancillary services such as voltage regulation, nonactive power compensation, and power factor correction. A synchronous condenser and a microturbine with an inverter interface are implemented in parallel in a distribution system to regulate the local voltage. Voltage control schemes of the inverter and the synchronous condenser are developed. The experimental results show that both the inverter and the synchronous condenser can regulate the local voltage instantaneously, while the dynamic response of the inverter is faster than the synchronous condenser; and that integrated voltage regulation (multiple DE perform voltage regulation) can increase the voltage regulation capability, increase the lifetime of the equipment, and reduce the capital and operation costs.

Authors:
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  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Cooling, Heating and Power Integration Laboratory
Sponsoring Org.:
OE USDOE - Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution
OSTI Identifier:
931737
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: CIRED2007, Vienna, Austria, 20070524, 20070527
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; DISPERSED STORAGE AND GENERATION; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; VOLTAGE REGULATORS; SERVICE SECTOR; INVERTERS; CONTROL SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Xu, Yan, Rizy, D Tom, Li, Fangxing, and Kueck, John D. Dynamic Voltage Regulation Using Distributed Energy Resources. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Xu, Yan, Rizy, D Tom, Li, Fangxing, & Kueck, John D. Dynamic Voltage Regulation Using Distributed Energy Resources. United States.
Xu, Yan, Rizy, D Tom, Li, Fangxing, and Kueck, John D. Mon . "Dynamic Voltage Regulation Using Distributed Energy Resources". United States. doi:.
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