Date: 18 Oct 2012

Reactive Power Management

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Reactive Power Management is a critical issue when dealing with the planning and operation of power networks with high wind energy penetration. Reactive Power Management entails the requested operation and planning actions to be implemented in order to improve the voltage profile and the voltage stability in power networks [1]. An efficient reactive power planning could be obtained by choosing an optimum location of var sources during the planning stage, whereas efficient reactive power dispatch could be achieved by scheduling an optimum regulation of the voltage set point at the generators connection point and at the VAR settings during the reactive power dispatch [2] and [3].