Volt/VAr Optimization

Authored by: Bob McFetridge , Mike Simms , Steve Tyler , Stuart Borlase , Jiyuan Fan , Xiaoming Feng , Carroll Ivester , Bob McFetridge , Tim Taylor

Smart Grids

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498799553
eBook ISBN: 9781351228480
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Volt/VAr Optimization (VVO) relates to the control of distribution substation and feeder voltage regulation equipment and capacitor banks with two main objectives: reducing VAr flow on the distribution system and adjusting voltage at the customer revenue meter delivery point within required limits. An effective VVO approach combines, coordinates, and optimizes the control of both VAr flow and customer voltage. Components of VVO are as follows:

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