Reactive Power Support Using Photovoltaic Systems

Techno-Economic Analysis and Implementation Algorithms

  • Oktoviano¬†Gandhi

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Oktoviano Gandhi
    Pages 1-20
  3. Oktoviano Gandhi
    Pages 145-152
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 153-156

About this book


With the widespread adoption of photovoltaic (PV) systems across the world, many researchers, industry players, and regulators have been exploring the use of reactive power from PV to support the grid. This thesis is the first to comprehensively quantify and analyse the techno-economic cost and benefits of reactive power support using PV. On top of formulating the cost of PV reactive power and identifying the feasible range of its monetary incentives, this thesis has also proposed practical methods to implement the reactive power dispatch effectively and efficiently, with and without communication infrastructure. The findings and approaches in this work can therefore help power system planners and operators towards better integration of PV into the electrical grid, both in terms of regulation and implementation.


Distribution System Optimisation Algorithm Photovoltaic Inverter Photovoltaic System Power Dispatch Optimisation Power System Reactive Power

Authors and affiliations

  • Oktoviano¬†Gandhi
    • 1
  1. 1.Solar Energy Research Institute of SingaporeNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-61250-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-61251-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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