Abstract: In this paper we propose a new method to evaluate the effects of nationwide conservation voltage reduction (CVR) on peak-load shaving, using substation operating results management system (SOMAS) data. Its evaluation is based on a national CVR factor, which is defined as the weighted average of CVR factors associated with all transformer banks and weighting coefficients are determined by the reconstructed loads corresponding to each transformer bank. To make use of the data resulting from nationwide CVR without installing additional measuring devices, we adopt a linearized static-load model with a linearizing parameter. SOMAS data are used to evaluate the effects of nationwide CVR on peak-load shaving in the Korean power system. Evaluation results show that the national CVR factor of the Korean power system has small values in the summer season and large values in the winter season. This means that the effect of nationwide CVR on peak-load shaving in the Korean power system presents stronger benefits during winter months.
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Nam, S.-R.; Kang, S.-H.; Lee, J.-H.; Ahn, S.-J.; Choi, J.-H. Evaluation of the Effects of Nationwide Conservation Voltage Reduction on Peak-Load Shaving Using SOMAS Data. Energies 2013, 6, 6322-6334.
Nam S-R, Kang S-H, Lee J-H, Ahn S-J, Choi J-H. Evaluation of the Effects of Nationwide Conservation Voltage Reduction on Peak-Load Shaving Using SOMAS Data. Energies. 2013; 6(12):6322-6334.
Nam, Soon-Ryul; Kang, Sang-Hee; Lee, Joo-Ho; Ahn, Seon-Ju; Choi, Joon-Ho. 2013. "Evaluation of the Effects of Nationwide Conservation Voltage Reduction on Peak-Load Shaving Using SOMAS Data." Energies 6, no. 12: 6322-6334.