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dc.contributor.authorWolfs, Peter
dc.contributor.authorSenini, S.
dc.contributor.authorHosseinzadeh, N.
dc.contributor.authorSeyoum, D.
dc.contributor.authorLoveday, A.
dc.contributor.authorTurner, J.
dc.contributor.editorAkthar Kalam
dc.identifier.citationWolfs, Peter and Senini, S. and Hosseinzadeh, N. and Seyoum, D. and Loveday, A. and Turner, J. 2006. Reactor based Voltage Regulators for Single Wire Earth Return Systems, in Kalam, A. (ed), Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference AUPEC 2006, Dec 10 2006. Melbourne Victoria: Victoria University.

Single wire earth return systems, (SWER), are the lowest cost technology for rural power distribution and have global application. Voltage regulation is the determining factor for system capacity for long SWER systems. In long systems, directly connected shunt reactors are often used to compensate the effects of line to ground capacitance. The replacement of fixed shunt reactors with controllable reactors provides an opportunity to significantly increase the system capacity. Three methods of reactor control are studied. Thyristor controlled reactors or mechanically switched reactors can be connected via transformers. Alternatively, switched reactors can be connected to consumer transformers. A case study based on the North Jericho system shows the approaches capable of effecting capacity increases ranging from 82% to 100%.

dc.publisherVictoria University
dc.titleReactor based Voltage Regulators for Single Wire Earth Return Systems
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleAustralasian Universities Power Engineering Conference
dcterms.source.seriesAustralasian Universities Power Engineering Conference
dcterms.source.conferenceAustralasian Universities Power Engineering Conference AUPEC 2006
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateDec 10 2006
dcterms.source.conferencelocationMelbourne Victoria
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering
curtin.facultySchool of Engineering
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering

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