Reactive Power Management of Power Networks with Wind Generation

Volume 5 of the series Lecture Notes in Energy pp 97-115


Reactive Power Management

  • Hortensia AmarisAffiliated withUniversity Carlos III of Madrid Email author 
  • , Monica AlonsoAffiliated withUniversity Carlos III of Madrid
  • , Carlos Alvarez OrtegaAffiliated withUniversity Carlos III of Madrid

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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].