Title Accurate Assessment of Decoupled OLTC Transformers to Optimize the Operation of Low-Voltage Networks
Authors RODRÍGUEZ DEL NOZAL, ÁLVARO, Romero-Ramos, Esther, Luis Trigo-Garcia, Angel, RODRÍGUEZ DEL NOZAL, ÁLVARO
External publication No
Means Energies
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 3
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 2.70200
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85066946415&doi=10.3390%2fen12112173&partnerID=40&md5=7e1018773abcb7459ba871ac59f34bfd
Publication date 01/06/2019
ISI 000472635900140
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85066946415
DOI 10.3390/en12112173
Abstract Voltage control in active distribution networks must adapt to the unbalanced nature of most of these systems, and this requirement becomes even more apparent at low voltage levels. The use of transformers with on-load tap changers is gaining popularity, and those that allow different tap positions for each of the three phases of the transformer are the most promising. This work tackles the exact approach to the voltage optimization problem of active low-voltage networks when transformers with on-load tap changers are available. A very rigorous approach to the electrical model of all the involved components is used, and common approaches proposed in the literature are avoided. The main aim of the paper is twofold: to demonstrate the importance of being very rigorous in the electrical modeling of all the components to operate in a secure and effective way and to show the greater effectiveness of the decoupled on-load tap changer over the usual on-load tap changer in the voltage regulation problem. A low-voltage benchmark network under different load and distributed generation scenarios is tested with the proposed exact optimal solution to demonstrate its feasibility.
Keywords active distribution networks; voltage control; on-load tap changer transformers; low-voltage grids
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