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Title: Multi-phase switching in distribution grids with unbalanced loads and distributed energy resources
Authors: Segal, Nicole Urim
Keywords: Electric engineering;Electric power distribution;Distributed generation of electric power
Issue Date: 7-Oct-2008
Abstract: Distributed Energy Resource integration is ongoing. A popular and government subsidized choice is solar power. These installations are often residential and/or small commercial in type; hence, single-phase. In addition, the locations of the installations are not controlled with respect to a system viewpoint. Consequently, the photovoltaic generators will contribute to network imbalance throughout the network. These unbalanced contributions were not originally planned for by electric distribution companies. Therefore, new techniques to balance networks across phases are needed. This work defines metrics to quantify the level of imbalance, proposes a new switch model, formulates a new multi-phase network reconfiguration problem to correct phase imbalance at bus and examines a switching algorithm to correct the phase imbalance at buses.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/2882
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