A distributed control based coordination scheme of household PV systems for overvoltage prevention

Reeves, Darcy, Nourbakhsh, Ghavameddin, Mokhtari, Ghassem, & Ghosh, Arindam (2013) A distributed control based coordination scheme of household PV systems for overvoltage prevention. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES), IEEE, Marriott Pinnacle, Vancouver, BC, pp. 1-5.

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This paper presents a distributed communication based active power curtailment (APC) control scheme for grid connected photovoltaic (PV) systems to address voltage rise. A simple distribution feeder model is presented and simulated using MATLAB. The resource sharing based control scheme proposed is shown to be effective at reducing voltage rise during times of peak generation and low load. Simulations also show the even distribution of APC using simple communications. Simulations demonstrate the versatility of the proposed control method under major communication failure conditions. Further research may lead to possible applications in coordinated electric vehicle (EV) charging.

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ID Code: 68349
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Automatic voltage control, Distributed control, Photovoltaic systems, Power distribution , Power quality
DOI: 10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672774
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
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Last Modified: 13 Mar 2014 02:55

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