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Initial design and specification of a scheme to actively manage the orkney distribution network

Currie, R.A.F. and Ault, G.W. and McDonald, J.R. (2005) Initial design and specification of a scheme to actively manage the orkney distribution network. In: 18th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, 2005-06-06 - 2005-06-09, Turin.

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Abstract

In order to meet national and international renewable energy targets, new methods of operating and managing electricity distribution networks are required. Renewable energy sources are abundant in Scotland but mainly exist in the west and north of the country, away from the main load centres. These sparsely populated areas are serviced by weaker distribution networks, which struggle to accommodate the introduction of large generator connections. These connections challenge the mode of operation of the distribution network, which was designed originally to operate passively and deliver unidirectional power flows to dispersed customers. If renewable energy connections to the distribution network are to be realised, without expensive uprating of existing network infrastructure, active network management is required.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 11369
Keywords: renewable energy targets, electricity distribution networks, generator connections, active network management , Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Professional Services > Corporate Services Directorate
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2011 12:06
    Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 15:19
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/11369

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