Options for Control of Reactive Power by Distributed Photovoltaic Generators

  title={Options for Control of Reactive Power by Distributed Photovoltaic Generators},
  author={Konstantin S. Turitsyn and Petr {\vS}ulc and Scott N. Backhaus and Michael Chertkov},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
High-penetration levels of distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation on an electrical distribution circuit present several challenges and opportunities for distribution utilities. Rapidly varying irradiance conditions may cause voltage sags and swells that cannot be compensated by slowly responding utility equipment resulting in a degradation of power quality. Although not permitted under current standards for interconnection of distributed generation, fast-reacting, VAR-capable PV inverters may… 

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