Yousefi, H., Gholamian, S., Zakariazadeh, A. (2020). Distributed Voltage Control in Distribution Networks with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Systems. Journal of Operation and Automation in Power Engineering, 8(2), 164-171. doi: 10.22098/joape.2020.6259.1472

H. Yousefi; S.A. Gholamian; A. Zakariazadeh. "Distributed Voltage Control in Distribution Networks with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Systems". Journal of Operation and Automation in Power Engineering, 8, 2, 2020, 164-171. doi: 10.22098/joape.2020.6259.1472

Yousefi, H., Gholamian, S., Zakariazadeh, A. (2020). 'Distributed Voltage Control in Distribution Networks with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Systems', Journal of Operation and Automation in Power Engineering, 8(2), pp. 164-171. doi: 10.22098/joape.2020.6259.1472

Yousefi, H., Gholamian, S., Zakariazadeh, A. Distributed Voltage Control in Distribution Networks with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Systems. Journal of Operation and Automation in Power Engineering, 2020; 8(2): 164-171. doi: 10.22098/joape.2020.6259.1472

Distributed Voltage Control in Distribution Networks with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Systems

^{1}Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran

^{2}Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of Mazandaran, Behshahr, Iran

Receive Date: 09 July 2019,
Revise Date: 04 November 2019,
Accept Date: 19 January 2020

Abstract

In this paper, a distributed method for reactive power management in a distribution system has been presented. The proposed method focuses on the voltage rise where the distribution systems are equipped with a considerable number of photovoltaic units. This paper proposes the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMMs) approach for solving the optimal voltage control problem in a distributed manner in a distribution system with high penetration of PVs. Also, the proposed method uses a clustering approach to divide the network into partitions based on the coupling degrees among different nodes. The optimal reactive power control strategy is conducted in each partition and integrated using ADMM. The proposed method is tested on a 33 bus IEEE distribution test system and a modified IEEE 123-node system. The result evidence that the proposed method has used the lower reactive power if compared to the conventional method.

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