A novel architecture for power networks with distributed generation - concept outline
conference contributionposted on 23.09.2009, 11:56 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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