Combined static VAR compensator and PV-inverter for regulating voltage in distribution systems

Karar Mahmoud, Mahmoud M. Hussein

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In this paper, a combined static VAR compensator (SVC) and photovoltaic (PV) system is proposed to properly manage the voltages in distribution systems. The SVC is incorporated into the PV system for allowing further reactive power supply, thereby effectively preventing voltage rise/drop caused by the intermittent generation of PV. The reactive power capabilities of SVC and the inverter of PV are managed by a cooperative control method. The 11 kV 119-bus large-scale distribution system is used to verify the effectiveness of the proposed combined system. A 24-hour simulation is performed considering load and PV variation. The simulation results demonstrate that the combined system can completely solve the voltage regulation problems with high PV penetration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Middle-East Power Systems Conference, MEPCON 2017
EditorsAbdallah M. Elsayed
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538609903
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Middle East Power Systems Conference - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 19 Dec 201721 Dec 2017
Conference number: 19


ConferenceInternational Middle East Power Systems Conference
Abbreviated titleMEPCON


  • Distribution systems
  • Photovoltaic
  • Static VAR compensator
  • Voltage drop
  • Voltage rise


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