An Improved Control Scheme of Electric Springs for Voltage Regulation in Distribution Systems with Renewable Energy Sources

K.K.Deepika, J. Vijaya Kumar, G.Kesava Rao

Penetration of renewable energy sources in the distribution systems paved way to the development of smart load device, Electric Springs (ES) that makes voltage regulation more flexible. The voltage disturbances are caused due to the power electronic converters, solar irradiation and wind speed variations. This paper implements Radial Chordal Decomposition technique to stabilise the voltage profiles at the chosen six locations in the distribution system. Performance of Electric springs based on PI controller and RCD controller is compared and verified on a modified IEEE-15 distribution network. Demonstration of the results is carried out in MATLAB Simulink GUI environment.

Volume 12 | Issue 2

Pages: 160-167

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I2/S202010018