Distribution Voltage Control Considering the Impact of PV Generation on Tap Changers and Autonomous Regulators

  title={Distribution Voltage Control Considering the Impact of PV Generation on Tap Changers and Autonomous Regulators},
  author={Yashodhan P. Agalgaonkar and Bikash Chandra Pal and Rabih A. Jabr},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Power Systems},
The uptake of variable megawatts from photovoltaics (PV) challenges distribution system operation. The primary problem is significant voltage rise in the feeder that forces existing voltage control devices such as on-load tap-changers and line voltage regulators to operate continuously. The consequence is the deterioration of the operating life of the voltage control mechanism. Also, conventional non-coordinated reactive power control can result in the operation of the line regulator at its… 

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