Study of voltage fluctuations caused in a distribution grid by the connection of a wave energy converter and corrective actions based on reactive power compensation

Medina de Diego, Alicia and Rocha Mendonca, Hugo and Martínez González, Sergio (2016). Study of voltage fluctuations caused in a distribution grid by the connection of a wave energy converter and corrective actions based on reactive power compensation. "Procedia Computer Science", v. 83 ; pp. 832-838. ISSN 1877-0509. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2016.04.173.

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Title: Study of voltage fluctuations caused in a distribution grid by the connection of a wave energy converter and corrective actions based on reactive power compensation
Author/s:
  • Medina de Diego, Alicia
  • Rocha Mendonca, Hugo
  • Martínez González, Sergio
Item Type: Article
Event Title: : The 6th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT 2016)
Título de Revista/Publicación: Procedia Computer Science
Date: 2016
ISSN: 1877-0509
Volume: 83
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Reactive power compensation; voltage fluctuation; wave energy
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica Automática y Física Aplicada
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Renewable energies, in general, have considerably increased their penetration in electrical power systems. However, they are intermittent energy sources, and large amounts of this power could create problems for the proper operation of the electrical network. In this sense, this paper studies the effects of wave energy generation on the voltages in a distribution network, using the IEEE 34-bus test feeder. In addition, corrective actions based on reactive power compensation, such as reactive compensation from the grid-side converter of the wave energy converter and the use of a STATCOM, are presented. The results show that the use of the grid-side converter as a reactive power compensator improves the voltage quality in the network, although its capability to mitigate voltage fluctuations is limited. The use of a complementary external STATCOM can provide for extra compensation if needed.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainENE2012-36981UnspecifiedUnspecifiedParques undimotrices como centrales eléctricas

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Item ID: 46068
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/46068/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46068
DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2016.04.173
Official URL: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/procedia-computer-science/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 Oct 2017 16:06
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 18:27
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