Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
33kV Voltage Control
Apr 2013
UK Power Networks
UKPN Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
High Voltage Technology
Coordinated 33kV voltage control strategies taking into account Distributed Generation (DG) contributions.
Whilst the Activ project provided a valuable confirmation of the utility of the SuperTAPP N+ AVC relay, EDF wished to carry out more detailed work using a further trail installation and in particular develop implementation guidelines. The project evaluated Active Voltage Control (AVC) and reactive power flow management of interconnected 33kV systems via SCADA to minimise losses while accommodating embedded generation. With the provision of real and reactive power measurements, generator outputs and tap-changer positions, the project considered voltage control strategies taking into account DG contributions and co-ordination with various internal strategies and those of National Grid.