Title

Shunt Capacitor Sizing for Radial-distribution Feeders with Distorted Substation Voltages

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1990

Publication Title

IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery

Volume

5

Issue

2

First page number:

650

Last page number:

657

Abstract

An algorithm for optimizing shunt capacitor sizes on radial distribution lines with nonsinusoidal substation voltages such that the RMS voltages and their corresponding total harmonic distortion lie within prescribed values is presented. The problem is formulated as a combinatorial optimization problem with inequality constraints. A simple heuristic numerical algorithm that is based on the method of local variations is proposed to determine an optimal solution. An example shows that optimal capacitor sizes found by neglecting the harmonic components may result in unacceptable voltage distortion levels.

Keywords

Capacitors; Computer algorithms; Electric distortion; Electric power distribution; Electric power systems; Harmonic analysis; Phase distortion (Electronics)

Disciplines

Controls and Control Theory | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Electrical and Electronics | Electromagnetics and Photonics | Electronic Devices and Semiconductor Manufacturing | Power and Energy | Signal Processing | Systems and Communications

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/61.53067

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