PMU-Based Controller for Optimum Real and Reactive Power Flow in Distribution System

Joshua Joseph, Ilya Grinberg

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This study supports goals enacted by New York State's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). A high penetration of inverter-based distributed energy resources is occurring in the electric utility's distribution systems while the energy system progresses further into its electrification transformation. Traditional cooling and heating methods for single family homes are substituted with properly sized battery energy storage systems and geothermal heat pumps in this study. The simulated 4.16kV distribution feeder is presented with the software and hardware used for real-time control and monitoring using the Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS). Specific electrical nodes provide phasor measurement unit data, with respect to voltage, current and phase displacement, to control the delivery or absorption of real and reactive power ensuring voltage is maintained throughout the entirety of the feeder. These experimental results offer a solution to fulfilling a healthy transition for implementing aggregated distributed energy resources by using synchrophasor technology to meter and record ancillary services while appropriately shifting proposed residential heat pump loading.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2023 IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference, REPC 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798350321739
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event2023 IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference, REPC 2023 - Cleveland, United States
Duration: 25 Apr 202327 Apr 2023

Publication series

NamePapers Presented at the Annual Conference - Rural Electric Power Conference
ISSN (Print)0734-7464


Conference2023 IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference, REPC 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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  • battery energy storage
  • distributed energy resource
  • distribution feeder
  • distribution system
  • geothermal heat pump
  • inverter-based resource
  • synchrophasor


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