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Accountability in Smart Microgrids Based on Conservative Power Theory

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4 Author(s)
Tenti, P. ; Univ. of Padova, Padova, Italy ; Paredes, H.K.M. ; Marafao, F.P. ; Mattavelli, P.

Smart microgrids offer a new challenging domain for power theories and metering techniques because they include a variety of intermittent power sources which positively impact on power flow and distribution losses but may cause voltage asymmetry and frequency variation. In smart microgrids, the voltage distortion and asymmetry in presence of poly-phase nonlinear loads can be also greater than in usual distribution lines fed by the utility, thus affecting measurement accuracy and possibly causing tripping of protections. In such a context, a reconsideration of power theories is required since they form the basis for supply and load characterization. A revision of revenue metering techniques is also suggested to ensure a correct penalization of the loads for their responsibility in generating reactive power, voltage asymmetry, and distortion. This paper shows that the conservative power theory provides a suitable background to cope with smart grids characterization and metering needs. Simulation and experimental results show the properties of the proposed approach.

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Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:60 ,  Issue: 9 )