PROPOSAL FOR MANAGING ELECTRIC ENERGY QUALITY IN THE LV GRID USING ON-LOAD TAP CHANGER WITH A STATIC SYNCHRONOUS COMPENSATOR


Abstract

The paper proposes the use of auxiliary equipment in the low voltage network: an on-load tap changer and a static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) to improve the quality of energy supply to end users. As part of the research, a section of medium and low voltage power grid was modelled using Matlab & Simulink software, which was tested in three scenarios. The first scenario presents the operation of the power grid with the on-load tap changer installed in the transformer block. The second scenario uses the STATCOM for local reactive power compensation. Additionally, the third scenario is the combined work of the on-load tap-changer along with the STATCOM. According to the authors, the method discussed does not bring the expected results in the area of voltage quality improvement, indicating that further research is required, including tests with energy storage.


Keywords

On-Load Tap Changer (OLTC); Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM); energy quality

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Published : 2018-05-30


Mroczek, B., & Fatyga, K. (2018). PROPOSAL FOR MANAGING ELECTRIC ENERGY QUALITY IN THE LV GRID USING ON-LOAD TAP CHANGER WITH A STATIC SYNCHRONOUS COMPENSATOR. Informatyka, Automatyka, Pomiary W Gospodarce I Ochronie Środowiska, 8(2), 72-78. https://doi.org/10.5604/01.3001.0012.0716

Bartłomiej Mroczek  b.mroczek@pollub.pl
Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Electrical Drives and Machines  Poland
Karol Fatyga 
Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Electrical Drives and Machines  Poland