Distribution tap changer adjustment to improve small-scale embedded generator penetration and mitigate voltage rise

Nourbakhsh, Ghavameddin, Thomas, Bradley, Mokhtari, Ghassem, Ghosh, Arindam, & Ledwich, Gerard (2013) Distribution tap changer adjustment to improve small-scale embedded generator penetration and mitigate voltage rise. In Proceedings of the 2013 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), IEEE, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-5.

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This paper addresses the voltage rise constraints that are initiated from increased renewable generation resources in low voltage distribution networks. In this paper, an approach which is able to mitigate these voltage rise constraints and allow for increased distributed generator penetration is presented. The proposed approach involves utilizing the distribution transformers static tap changer to reduce the distribution feeder voltage setpoint. The proposed approach is modeled on a generic low voltage distribution network using the PSS SINCAL© simulation software package and is also implemented in a real low voltage distribution network to verify its practicality. Results indicate that this approach can be implemented to mitigate the voltage rise constraint and increase small-scale embedded generator penetration in a high proportion of low voltage feeders while avoiding any substantial network costs.

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ID Code: 68664
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Distribution transformer, Distributed generation, No-load tap changer, Penetration level, Voltage rise
DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725425
ISBN: 9781862959132
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: 19 Mar 2014 01:01

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