Effectiveness of reactive power capability of photo voltaic inverters to maintain acceptable voltage profile in a residential distribution system

Kabir, Md Nayim & Mishra, Yateendra (2013) Effectiveness of reactive power capability of photo voltaic inverters to maintain acceptable voltage profile in a residential distribution system. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Power, Energy and Electrical Engineering (PEEE 2013), Global Science and Technology Forum , Singapore, pp. 20-24.

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Abstract

Integration of rooftop PVs and increasing peak demand in the residential distribution networks has resulted in unacceptable voltage profile. Curtailing PV generation to alleviate overvoltage problem and making regular network investment to cater peak demand is not always feasible. Reactive capability of the PV inverter can be a solution to address voltage dip and over voltage problems to some extent. This paper proposes an algorithm to utilize reactive capability of PV inverters and investigate their effectiveness on feeder length and R/X ratio of the line. Feeder loading level for a particular R/X ratio to have acceptable voltage profile is also investigated. Furthermore, the need of appropriate feeder distances and R/X ratio for acceptable voltage profile, which can be useful for suburban design and distribution planning, is explored.

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ID Code: 69088
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Distribution planning, Photo voltaic (PV), Peak demand, Rural networks, Voltage profile
DOI: 10.5176/978-981-07-7531-5_PEEE.06
ISBN: 9789810775315
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 GSTF
Deposited On: 24 Mar 2014 23:35
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2014 04:37

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