About the P1409 Task Force

Overview

The IEEE P1409 Distribution Custom Power Task Force is charged with writing of IEEE P1409. This will be a guide to provide guidelines and performance expectations for the application of power electronic-based equipment on utility distribution systems for improving power quality and control in these distribution systems. It will be a resource to utilities as they enter into the competitive marketplace, providing detailed information about custom power devices as options to solving power quality problems.

The IEEE P1409 Task Force was formed in January 1993 by the IEEE Voltage Quality Working Group. This working group falls under the IEEE Power Quality Subcommittee, which in turn reports to the IEEE Transmission and Distribution Committee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society.

Title of Task Force Guide

Draft Trial-Use Guide for Application of Power Electronics for Power Quality Improvement on Distribution Systems Rated 1 kV through 38 kV

Scope

This guide introduces and defines the emerging technology of custom power. This technology involves devices and circuit configurations of power electronic equipment used in distribution systems of power providers rated 1 kV through 38 kV for the purposes of mitigating problems associated with power quality. The concept of custom power is the employment of power electronic or static controllers in medium voltage distribution systems for the purpose of supplying a level of power quality that is needed by electric power customers that are sensitive to rms voltage variations. Custom power devices include static switches, converters, injection transformers, master control modules, and/or energy storage modules that have the ability to perform current interruption and voltage regulation functions in a distribution system to improve power quality.

For voltage sag, swell, and interruption mitigation, the following custom power controllers are examined: static series compensator (SSC) devices, static voltage regulator (SVR) devices, backup stored energy system (BSES) devices, and transfer switch (TS) devices. For harmonic and reactive compensation, the following devices are reviewed: distribution static compensator (D-STATCOM) devices, distribution static var compensator (SVC) devices, and distribution series capacitors.

This guide includes definitions, general need guidelines, performance objectives, electrical environments, input/output criteria, performance measurements, case studies, bibliography, and engineering tradeoffs. The proposed document will address power assessment techniques as specified by IEEE Std 1100-1999, which contains numerous definitions of power quality terms and phenomena, and IEEE Std 1159-1995, which provides a recommended practice for monitoring power quality.

Purpose

This guide's purpose is to provide guidelines and performance expectations for the application of power electronic-based equipment on distribution systems of power providers to improve power quality and control in these distribution systems. It will be a resource to utilities as they enter into the competitive marketplace, providing detailed information about custom power devices as options to solving power quality problems.

Chapters of IEEE P1409/D8.1

  1. Overview
  2. References
  3. Definitions
  4. General Needs
  5. Configurations and Performance Objectives
  6. Application Considerations
  7. Performance Measurements
  8. Case Studies
  9. Economics
  10. Bibliography

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