Generation curtailment to manage voltage constraints in distribution networks

Q. Zhou, J. W. Bialek

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The issue of congestion management in distribution networks by considering a methodology for generation curtailment due to voltage constraints is addressed. The curtailment is based on the contribution of generators to the constraints as quantified by voltage-sensitivity factors. It has been shown that generation curtailment following a simple proportionality rule is not efficient and some alternatives, which give a more efficient outcome, have been proposed. Influence of network losses on the curtailment rules has also been shown. The considerations have been illustrated using two simple 11kV networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-498
Number of pages7
JournalIET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


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