Distributed Reactive Power Control Scheme for the Voltage Regulation of Unbalanced LV Grids
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Georgios C. Kryonidis, Kyriaki-Nefeli D. Malamaki, Spyros I. Gkavanoudis, Konstantinos Oureilidis, Eleftherios O. Kontis, Juan Manuel Mauricio, Jose M. Maza-Ortega, Charis S. Demoulias: ‚Distributed Reactive Power Control Scheme for the Voltage Regulation of Unbalanced LV Grids‘ in IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2020
This work proposes a new control strategy for the voltage regulation of unbalanced low-voltage (LV) distribution grids with high penetration of distributed renewable energy sources (DRESs). The proposed method uses the available reactive power of DRESs as the primary means for voltage regulation. Furthermore, its distinct feature is the use of a distributed control architecture prioritizing the response of DRESs to maintain the network voltages within permissible limits and minimize the network losses. The prioritization process is locally implemented by each DRES combining two types of information: (a) the sensitivity matrix that quantifies the impact of reactive power variations on the network voltages and (b) voltage measurements along the network. Time-domain and time-series simulations on the IEEE European LV test feeder are performed to evaluate the performance of the proposed method against existing decentralized, distributed and centralized, optimization-based methods.
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