Power quality improvements for LV networks

E. Zacharis, A.M. Cross, B. Godfrey

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In order to increase the capacity of the existing Low Voltage grid, one solution is to increase the nominal residential network voltage from 230 V to 300 V, which is easily accommodated within the voltage rating of existing infrastructure such as cabling. A power electronic AC-AC converter would then be used to step the voltage back down to 230 V at an individual property. Such equipment could also be used to provide power quality improvements on both the utility and customer side of the converter depending on its topology. This paper provides an overview of a project which is looking at the development of such a device. The project is being carried out in collaboration with the local UK, Distribution Network Operator (DNO).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET seminar on power quality
ISBN (Print)978-1-84919-697-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventIET seminar on power quality - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Nov 2012 → …


SeminarIET seminar on power quality
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period6/11/12 → …

Bibliographical note

Funding: EPRSC; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


  • AC-AC power convertors
  • power grids
  • power supply quality
  • distribution networks


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