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A novel architecture for power networks with distributed generation - concept outline

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posted on 2009-09-23, 11:56 authored by William G. Garlick, Argyrios C. Zolotas, David Infield
Providing a secure power network is already a complex task but as network complexity grows with each new distributed generation connection so the problem of assurance for the next source connection becomes more and more protracted. A fundamental change to the network architecture may be necessary and an architecture based on cells containing both generation and loads has been proposed by some researchers. This paper proposes a novel power cell interface, replacing the conventional power transformer with an “active transformer” in order to provide a controllable, flexible and robust connection that will facilitate greater network management and business opportunities and new power flow control features. Copyright © 2006 GARLICK.



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GARLICK, W.G., ZOLOTAS, A.C. and INFIELD, D.G., 2006. A novel architecture for power networks with distributed generation - concept outline. International Control Conference (ICC2006), Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 30th August - 1st September.




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This paper was presented at ICC2006: http://ukacc.group.shef.ac.uk/Control_Conferences/Control2006/icc2006.htm


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