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

W.G. Garlick, Argyrios C. Zolotas, D.G. Infield

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
EventInternational Control Conference 2006 - Glasgow, UK
Duration: 30 Aug 20061 Sep 2006


ConferenceInternational Control Conference 2006
Abbreviated titleICC2006
CityGlasgow, UK
OtherThe Conference covers Methods, Technology, Applications and Education in Control Engineering. UKACC seeks to act as an effective link between the UK and the international control communities, and to provide a focus for International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) related activities. UKACC has three constituent members: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), The Institute of Measurement and Control (IMC), and The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
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  • novel architecture
  • power networks
  • distributed generation
  • concept outline

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