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Reactive Power Compensation using Shunt Capacitor Banks


Shradhdha J Patel , MGITER, NAVSARI , INDIA


Shunt Capacitor Banks, Reactive Power Compensation


In this paper, Reactive power compensation is done using shunt capacitors at distribution side. The degree of utilization of the power depends on the power factor of the loads connected to the network. Most of the loads in the distribution line, being inductive in nature, consume much of the reactive power. As a result, the power factor of the load deteriorates, leading to the limitation of the active power flow in the line. Consequences of low power factor are higher current, increased losses and voltage dip in the line. This necessitates reactive power control for load compensation. This paper aims at developing simulation model of end user network using compensator as shunt capacitor. This model is carried out in MATLAB/ Simulink. [1].

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I120338
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2017
Page(s): 388-389

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