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A centralized reactive power compensation system designed for small distribution systems

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Reactive power planning of power systems provides the strategy of reactive power compensation so that the real power loss can be reduced and the system voltage profile and power factor can be improved. The c ...

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Voltage and var solutions

Voltage and var solutions

The voltage/var problems associated with serving urban areas that import large shares of power during peak load hours have slowly been gaining recognition by the international electric power community. Affected urban areas have often been geographica ...

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Reactive power: what it is; why it is important

Reactive power: what it is; why it is important

There is a global trend toward adding dynamic reactive devices to serve urban load areas. A number of interrelated factors contribute to this increasing use of dynamic reactive devices, such as the following: > Many urban areas are experiencing ...

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PV effects on distribution systems

PV effects on distribution systems

Distributed generation (DG) is being implemented across the nation's electric grid in ever-expanding ways. During the last few years alone, we have seen major increases in grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) DG. Nearly 1 GW of installed PV capacity is n ...

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Demand response to smart grid progression

For decades, the energy market for electricity was represented with an inelastic demand curve. As this market adapts for smart grid operations and mechanisms develop for expanding consumer groups to change their consumption patterns, the market's ine ...

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