Online Volt-Var Control for Distribution Systems with Solid-State Transformers
In distribution power systems, feeder voltages can be very sensitive to changes in load and/or distributed generation. This paper introduces a solid-state-transformer-based local voltage-control strategy to reduce variability distribution system bus voltages. An online dynamic volt-var control (VVC) algorithm is proposed to regulate bus voltages by injecting or absorbing reactive power through a solid-state transformer (SST). The proposed algorithm does not require any communication between the SST and the substation and makes control decisions locally. The main goal of the voltage-control algorithm is to enforce strict voltage constraints on the system voltages. The proposed control algorithm is validated in a radial and meshed distribution system using PSCAD.
D. Shah and M. Crow, "Online Volt-Var Control for Distribution Systems with Solid-State Transformers," IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 343-350, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Feb 2016.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/TPWRD.2015.2457442
Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Keywords and Phrases
Algorithms; Local area networks; Value engineering; Voltage control; Bus voltage; Control decisions; Distribution power systems; Distribution systems; Solid state transformer (SST); System voltage; Voltage constraints; Voltage control strategies; Online systems; Solid-state transformer (SST)
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