Control of distributed energy resources for reactive power support

Brett A. Robbins, Alejandro D. Domínguez-García, Christoforos N. Hadjicostis

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Abstract

This paper proposes a method to utilize distributed energy resources (DERs) to provide reactive power support for voltage control in electric power systems. Rather than controlling each of these resources directly, a distributed control algorithm is developed in which a leader node sends a request for reactive power to a few DERs that it can directly communicate with. Then through an iterative algorithm, the initial request is distributed among all DERs so that they collectively fulfill the leader node's request. A case study illustrating this method is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNAPS 2011 - 43rd North American Power Symposium
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 13 2011
Event43rd North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2001Aug 6 2011

Publication series

NameNAPS 2011 - 43rd North American Power Symposium

Other

Other43rd North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period8/4/018/6/11

Keywords

  • Distributed Iterative Algorithm
  • Reactive Power Support
  • Voltage Control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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