Reactive support and voltage control service: Key issues and challenges

George Gross, Paolo Marannino, Gianfranco Chicco

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Abstract

This paper reviews the nature and salient characteristics of reactive power support provision and voltage control issues in electricity markets. The major challenges in the provision of such services from the generation units under both normal and emergency conditions are highlighted. The key issue of assessing the value of the reactive support is addressed. Some key problems and challenges in the adoption of market mechanisms for reactive power support services are discussed. This paper serves as an overview of the challenges that need to be resolved in effectively managing and pricing reactive support and voltage control services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, MELECON 2006 - Circuits and Systems for Signal Processing, lnformation and Communication Technologies, and Power Sources and Systems
Pages897-901
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2006 IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, MELECON 2006 - Benalmadena, Malaga, Spain
Duration: May 16 2006May 19 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - MELECON
Volume2006

Other

Other2006 IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, MELECON 2006
CountrySpain
CityBenalmadena, Malaga
Period5/16/065/19/06

Keywords

  • Competitive electricity markets
  • Generator capability curve
  • Opportunity costs
  • Optimal power flow
  • Reactive power support
  • Security
  • Voltage control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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