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Information 2016, 7(3), 42; doi:10.3390/info7030042

Investigation of Voltage Control at Consumers Connection Points Based on Smart Approach

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Department of Power Electrical Systems, National Research University “MPEI”, Moscow 111250, Russia
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Experimental Factory of Scientific Engineering, Chernogolovka 142432, Russia
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Department of Plasma Power Plants, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow 105005, Russia
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Academic Editors: Sugam Sharma and Anna Fensel
Received: 25 March 2016 / Revised: 28 June 2016 / Accepted: 7 July 2016 / Published: 12 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Home)
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More and more functions are performed automatically with the use of various electrical appliances and sophisticated control systems in all spheres of human life. In this regard, the demand for reliable and quality power supply is increasing. To date, low power quality, in particular unacceptable voltage levels, is an important deterrent for introducing technologies of smart electricity consumers (smart homes, smart companies, smart cities). This paper presents a comprehensive solution of this problem with the use of a voltage control system in the distribution grids, which is oriented on grids with a large number of heterogeneous loads and low level of Information Technology (IT) penetration. It is proposed to be installed on distribution substation special devices that perform continuous measurements of voltage levels, produce short-term forecasts and transmit the permissible ranges of voltage control to the power supply centers. The computing unit at the primary substation analyzes the data received from all distribution substations, and determines the optimum control actions to meet the requirements of all consumers. The proposed system was compared with conventional voltage control methods. The results have proved the effectiveness of the proposed approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: power quality; distribution electrical grid; voltage control; smart grid power quality; distribution electrical grid; voltage control; smart grid
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Vanin, A.; Aleshin, S.; Nasirov, R.; Novikov, D.; Tulsky, V. Investigation of Voltage Control at Consumers Connection Points Based on Smart Approach. Information 2016, 7, 42.

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