Smart coordination of energy storage units (ESUs) for voltage and loading management in distribution networks

Mokhtari, Ghassem, Nourbakhsh, Ghavameddin, & Ghosh, Arindam (2013) Smart coordination of energy storage units (ESUs) for voltage and loading management in distribution networks. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, pp. 1-9.

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This paper proposes a distributed control approach to coordinate multiple energy storage units (ESUs) to avoid violation of voltage and thermal constraints, which are some of the main power quality challenges for future distribution networks. ESUs usually are connected to a network through voltage source converters. In this paper, both ESU converters active and reactive power are used to deal with the above mentioned power quality issues. ESUs' reactive power is proposed to be used for voltage support, while the active power is to be utilized in managing network loading. Two typical distribution networks are used to apply the proposed method, and the simulated results are illustrated in this paper to show the effectiveness of this approach.

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ID Code: 61812
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Consensus algorithm, Distributed control, Distribution network, Energy storage unit (ESU), Network loading management, Voltage support
DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2013.2272092
ISSN: 0885-8950
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 IEEE
Deposited On: 15 Aug 2013 00:12
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 22:33

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