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Interphase Power Flow Control via Single-Phase Elements in Distribution Systems

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Siratarnsophon, Piyapath [1] ; Cunha, Vinicius C. [2] ; Barry, Nicholas G. [1] ; Santoso, Surya [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Texas Austin, Dept Elect & Comp Engn, Austin, TX 78712 - USA
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Syst & Energy, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES; v. 3, n. 1, p. 37-58, MAR 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The capability of routing power from one phase to another, interphase power flow (IPPF) control, has the potential to improve power systems efficiency, stability, and operation. To date, existing works on IPPF control focus on unbalanced compensation using three-phase devices. An IPPF model is proposed for capturing the general power flow caused by single-phase elements. The model reveals that the presence of a power quantity in line-to-line single-phase elements causes an IPPF of the opposite quantity; line-to-line reactive power consumption causes real power flow from leading to lagging phase while real power consumption causes reactive power flow from lagging to leading phase. Based on the model, the IPPF control is proposed for line-to-line single-phase power electronic interfaces and static var compensators (SVCs). In addition, the control is also applicable for the line-to-neutral single-phase elements connected at the wye side of delta-wye transformers. Two simulations on a multimicrogrid system and a utility feeder are provided for verification and demonstration. The application of IPPF control allows single-phase elements to route active power between phases, improving system operation and flexibility. A simple IPPF control for active power balancing at the feeder head shows reductions in both voltage unbalances and system losses. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/20186-8 - Estimation of topology, line parameters and switches status in medium voltage distribution systems using smart meter measurements
Grantee:Vinicius Carnelossi da Cunha
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/08645-9 - Interdisciplinary research activities in electric smart grids
Grantee:João Bosco Ribeiro do Val
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/10476-3 - Integration of new methods into distribution management systems in the presence of distributed energy resources and smart meters
Grantee:Vinicius Carnelossi da Cunha
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate