Control of distributed energy resources for reactive power support

Brett A. Robbins, Alejandro D. Domínguez-García, Christoforos N. Hadjicostis
2011 2011 North American Power Symposium  
This paper proposes a method to utilize distributed energy resources (DERs) to provide reactive power support for voltage control in electric power systems. Rather than controlling each of these resources directly, a distributed control algorithm is developed in which a leader node sends a request for reactive power to a few DERs that it can directly communicate with. Then through an iterative algorithm, the initial request is distributed among all DERs so that they collectively fulfill the
more » ... er node's request. A case study illustrating this method is presented.
doi:10.1109/naps.2011.6025123 fatcat:gtfdei2avjfznbscfl53bcua24