Small inverter-interfaced distributed energy resources for reactive power support

Alejandro D. Domínguez-García, Christoforos N. Hadjicostis, Philip T. Krein, Stanton T. Cady

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Abstract

The use of small inverter-interfaced distributed energy resources for reactive power support is discussed. While the primary function of these resources is to deliver active power, they can also be used to provide reactive power, often identified as an ancillary service by a utility. Given the large and increasing number of small grid-connected inverters, the total reactive power that can be collectively provided under proper control is substantial. The paper discusses inverter configurations for reactive power production, and presents distributed control strategies that enable these resources to provide reactive power support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 26th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2011
Pages1616-1621
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - May 13 2011
Event26th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2011 - Fort Worth, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 6 2011Mar 10 2011

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC

Other

Other26th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth, TX
Period3/6/113/10/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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