Series Voltage Regulator for a Distribution Transformer to Compensate Voltage Sag/Swell Academic Article uri icon


  • 1982-2012 IEEE. This paper presents a series voltage regulator for a distribution transformer which addresses power quality issues in the electrical power distribution system. The proposed system is comprised of a line frequency transformer connected to a power electronic converter which is autoconnected on the secondary side. This autoconnection is facilitated by use of a high-frequency or medium-frequency transformer. A simplified strategy to compensate for voltage sags and swells on the grid side, by providing continuous ac voltage regulation, is discussed. When a voltage sags or swells occur, the power electronic converter generates a compensating voltage, which is vector-added to the grid voltage in order to regulate the output voltage supplied to the load. The proposed system satisfies needs of smart distribution grids in terms of improved availability, equipment protection, and resilience. Detailed analysis is provided with experimental results in order to validate the effectiveness of the proposed system.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kang, T., Choi, S., Morsy, A. S., & Enjeti, P. N.

citation count

  • 33

complete list of authors

  • Kang, Taeyong||Choi, Sewan||Morsy, Ahmed S||Enjeti, Prasad N

publication date

  • June 2017