A novel architecture for power networks with distributed generation - concept outline

W.G. Garlick, Argyrios C. Zolotas, D.G. Infield

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Abstract

Providing a secure power network is already a complex task but as network complexity grows with each new distributed generation connection so the problem of assurance for the next source connection becomes more and more protracted. A fundamental change to the network architecture may be necessary and an architecture based on cells containing both generation and loads has been proposed by some researchers. This paper proposes a novel power cell interface, replacing the conventional power transformer with an “active transformer” in order to provide a controllable, flexible and robust connection that will facilitate greater network management and business opportunities and new power flow control features.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
EventInternational Control Conference 2006 - Glasgow, UK
Duration: 30 Aug 20061 Sep 2006
http://ukacc.group.shef.ac.uk/Control_Conferences/Control2006/icc2006.htm

Conference

ConferenceInternational Control Conference 2006
Abbreviated titleICC2006
CityGlasgow, UK
Period30/08/061/09/06
OtherThe Conference covers Methods, Technology, Applications and Education in Control Engineering. UKACC seeks to act as an effective link between the UK and the international control communities, and to provide a focus for International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) related activities. UKACC has three constituent members: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), The Institute of Measurement and Control (IMC), and The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
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Keywords

  • novel architecture
  • power networks
  • distributed generation
  • concept outline

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