Method for rapidly determining line drop compensator parameters of low-voltage regulator using classifiers

Hiroshi Kikusato*, Naoyuki Takahashi, Jun Yoshinaga, Yu Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Hayashi, Shinichi Kusagawa, Noriyuki Motegi

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Compensating the voltage within the appropriate range becomes difficult when a large number of photovoltaic (PV) systems are installed. As a solution to this problem, the installation of a low-voltage regulator (LVR) has been studied. In this paper, we propose a method for rapidly and accurately determining the line drop compensator method (LDC) parameters as a part of a voltage management scheme, which consists of prediction, operation, and control. In the proposed method, candidates of the appropriate LDC parameters are selected with low computational cost by using classifiers that learns the relation between power series data and the properness of LDC parameters. We performed numerical simulations to evaluate the validity from the viewpoints of computational time and classification accuracy for determination of the LDC parameters, and verified the voltage control performance of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-453
Number of pages8
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 1


  • Distribution system
  • Line Drop Compensator (LDC) method
  • Low-Voltage Regulator (LVR)
  • Random forest
  • Support Vector Machine (SVM)
  • Voltage control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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