Feeder level power loss reduction through reactive power control with presence of distributed generation

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2013
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Ravindran, Vinoth Kumar
Aravinthan, Visvakumar
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Ravindran, V.; Aravinthan, V., "Feeder level power loss reduction through reactive power control with presence of distributed generation," Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES), 2013 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1,5, 21-25 July 2013 doi: 10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672691

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Distributed generation is one of the biggest changes that the power industry is facing with the mitigation of greenhouse gases and the smart grid initiative. With the presence of a communication infrastructure, it is expected that distributed generators could be more efficiently operated. This work focuses on developing a power loss minimization technique while allowing distributed resources to supply reactive power. The proposed technique is tested using IEEE 13- and 34-node test feeders, and results show that the proposed technique will minimize real power loss in radial distribution feeders.

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