Voltage quality improvement in distribution networks containing DERs using UPQC

Mazumder, Sumit, Ghosh, Arindam, & Zare, Firuz (2013) Voltage quality improvement in distribution networks containing DERs using UPQC. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES), IEEE, Vancouver, BC, Canada, pp. 1-5.

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Single phase distributed energy resources (DERs) can cause voltage rise along distribution feeder and power imbalance among the phases. Usually transformer tap setting are used to mitigate voltage drop along feeders. However this can aggravate the voltage rise problem when DERs are connected. Moreover if the power generation in a phase is more than its load demand, the excess power in that phase will be fed back to the transmission network. In this paper, a unified power quality compensator (UPQC) has been utilized to alleviate the voltage quality excess power circulation problems. Through analysis and simulation results, the mode of operation of UPQC is highlighted. The proposals are validated through extensive digital computer simulation studies using PSCAD and MATLAB.

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ID Code: 68341
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: UPQC, DSTATCOM, DVR, DER, Voltage quality, Power circulation
DOI: 10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672317
ISBN: 9781479913039
ISSN: 1944-9925
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 IEEE
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2014 05:35
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 12:21

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