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Modern (electric power) distribution utilities are faced with high penetration of distributed (electric) generation. Renewable generation is of prime interest. Within this generation, the green one incorporating solar (photovoltaic) and wind generation is the most important. Consequently, the following two imperatives are established in modern distribution utilities: 1) absorption of as much of available (connected to network) green generation as possible and 2) increasing of the limit of green distributed generation penetration. This generation is a significant basis of Smart Distribution Grid Concept. Distributed generation transfers passive distribution network into active one. The active distribution network analysis, control, operation management and planning become significantly complex. This complexity radically hinders the achievement of two above stated imperatives referring to the distributed generation penetration. This paper proves that Distribution Management System is a unique powerful system that integrates all tools necessary for surpassing main difficulties in the achievement of the both imperatives. The proof is obtained by the elaboration of a set of power applications (mathematical calculations) integrated in the Distribution Management System. The most important power applications, which deal with voltage / reactive power control, are specially stressed.
PAPER REVISED: 2012-02-13
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2012-02-17
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2012, VOLUME 16, ISSUE Supplement 1, PAGES [S189 - S203]
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