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This paper demonstrates voltage profile improvement by partitioning the Y-admittance and the application of circuit theory on power system networks. The partitioned Y-admittance matrix and eigenvalue decomposition technique were used to identify the suitable locations for reactive power compensators. The proposed approach was applied to the 40-bus Southwest England network and the results were compared with the classical Q-V sensitivity approach. The proposed approach improves the overall voltage profile towards the nominal voltage limit.
Date of Conference: 3-5 Sept. 2012