Published December 13, 2018 | Version v1
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Participation of Customers to Virtual Power Plants for Reactive Power Provision

  • 1. DITEN & MEAN4SG, University of Genoa, Genova, Italy
  • 2. DITEN University of Genoa, Genova, Italy


Diversity in modern grid, specifically due to distributed energy resources, appeals for the developments in all the sectors of power system. Voltage changes at low and medium voltage nodes, and penetration of voltage sources due to distributed generation put in stake the power system reliability, power quality, and power system protection devices. One of the major developments is to compensate for these voltage changes through reactive power provision, and customers demand is a significant actor for these reactive power changes. The paper discusses the architecture for virtual power plant, and the interaction of customers meters through VPP controller. The paper develops the HMI to access the reactive power metering at customers end, and a recording tool for the readings at VPP controller.



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MEAN4SG – Metrology Excellence Academic Network for Smart Grids 676042
European Commission