Power quality improvements for LV networks

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

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
PublisherIET
Volume2012
ISBN (Print)978-1-84919-697-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventIET seminar on power quality - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Nov 2012 → …

Seminar

SeminarIET seminar on power quality
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period6/11/12 → …

Bibliographical note

Funding: EPRSC; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Keywords

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

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    Zacharis, E., Cross, A. M., & Godfrey, B. (2012). Power quality improvements for LV networks. In IET seminar on power quality (Vol. 2012). IET. https://doi.org/10.1049/ic.2012.0128