Academic paper: Integrating electrical energy storage into coordinated voltage control scheme for distribution networks
The paper ‘Integrating electrical energy storage into coordinated voltage control scheme for distribution networks’ was published by IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids (Vol.5 Issue 2.) a cross disciplinary and internationally archival journal aimed at disseminating results of research on smart grid that relates to, arises from, or deliberately influences energy generation, transmission, distribution and delivery. A link to download or purchase the full paper is here.
In this paper, a coordinated voltage control scheme utilizing electrical energy storage (EES) is presented, for future distribution networks with large, clustered distributions of low carbon technologies in terms of both feeder and phase location. The benefits of the EES integrated scheme over conventional voltage control schemes are demonstrated by realizing a set of network scenarios on a case study network, both in simulation and in network in the loop (NIL) emulation at a smart grid laboratory facility. The case study uses a rigorously validated model of an actual GB distribution network with multiple electrical energy storage installations. It was found that the EES integrated voltage control scheme is able to provide increased capability over conventional voltage control schemes and increase the value of EES to network operation.