Hosting capacity enhancement and voltage profile improvement using series power electronic compensator in LV distribution networks

Ehsan Kazemi-Robati, Hossein Hafezi, Roberto Faranda, Mohammad Sadegh Sepasian, Pierfrancesco Sodini

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Abstract

Different types of custom power devices proposed by the researchers can provide a diverse set of services in electrical energy systems. Among them, Series Power Electronic Compensators (SPEC) as Dynamic Voltage Conditioner (DVC) which are connected to the substation of the LV networks can effectively improve the voltage characteristics of the grid in a simple and practical way. In this paper, firstly a short review is given on the effect of the SPEC on the voltage profile of a LV distribution system with real measured data. Moreover, the grid hosting capacity improvement using SPEC is addressed and studied in the LV grid. Hence, a supplementary evaluation is performed by a focus on the min-max voltage curves with respect to the different demand-leveling scenarios. According to the results, the use of a SPEC can effectively enhance the network hosting capacity beside the considerable improvements in the grid voltage. Therefore, it can be effectively applied in modern networks to provide higher levels of power quality in presence of high load or generation conditions. So doing, it should be possible to increase the hosting capacity of a network and therefore to increase the amount of loads and distributed energy resources that the electric distribution network can reliably accommodate without significant grid upgrades.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEST 2021 - 4th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728176604
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2021
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies - Virtual, Vaasa, Finland
Duration: 6 Sep 20218 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameSEST 2021 - 4th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityVirtual, Vaasa
Period6/09/218/09/21

Keywords

  • Demand leveling
  • DVC
  • Hosting capacity
  • SPEC
  • Voltage profile

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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