Capacity enhancement for aging distribution systems using single wire earth return

P. J. Wolfs, N. Hosseinzadeh, S. T. Senini

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Abstract

Single wire earth return systems, (SWER), are the low cost technology for rural power distribution and have global application. In the Australian setting, voltage regulation is becoming the determining factor for older SWER systems. In long systems, directly connected shunt reactors are used to compensate the effects of line to ground capacitance. The replacement of fixed shunt reactors with controllable reactors provides an opportunity to approximately double the capacity of an aging infrastructure. Three case studies based on the North Jericho system are presented and a range of practical implementation issues are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, PES
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, PES - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2007Jun 28 2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, PES
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period6/24/076/28/07

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Keywords

  • Inductors
  • Power distribution control reactive power control
  • Thyristor applications
  • Voltage control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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Wolfs, P. J., Hosseinzadeh, N., & Senini, S. T. (2007). Capacity enhancement for aging distribution systems using single wire earth return. In 2007 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, PES [4275333] https://doi.org/10.1109/PES.2007.385451