In this paper, a coordinated voltage control scheme utilizing electrical energy storage (EES) is presented, for future distribution networks with large, clustered distributions of low carbon technologies (LCTs) in terms of both feeder and phase location. The benefits of the EES integrated scheme over conventional voltage control schemes are demonstrated by realizing a set of network scenarios on a case study network both in simulation and in network in the loop (NIL) emulation at a smart grid laboratory facility. The case study uses a rigorously validated model of an actual GB distribution network with multiple EES installations. It was found that the EES integrated voltage control scheme is able to provide increased capability over conventional voltage control schemes and increase the value of EES to network operation.
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- Coordinated voltage control
- electrical energy storage
- network in the loop emulation