Extending SWER line capacity

Helwig, Andreas and Ahfock, Tony (2013) Extending SWER line capacity. In: 23rd Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2013), 29 Sep–3 Oct 2013, Hobart, Australia.


SWER lines, with increasing load demand over time, begin to experience voltage sags during peak periods most often in little over half their asset life. Voltage sags are due most often to the lossy nature of SWER networks, and in lines over 100km, there is reserve thermal capacity to allow for use of LV customer voltage regulators. This paper provides methodologies as to how far toward the theoretical maximum power transfer point this can occur, as well as design considerations for the LV voltage regulators.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Australasian Committee for Power Engineering (ACPE). Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 23:13
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 05:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: SWER line; voltage regulators
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8506 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply > 850601 Energy Services and Utilities
B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8506 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply > 850604 Energy Transmission and Distribution (excl. Hydrogen)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725427
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24465

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