Definition: Automated Voltage And Var Control

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Automated Voltage And Var Control

Automated voltage and VAR control requires coordinated operation of reactive power resources such as capacitor banks, voltage regulators, transformer load-tap changers, and distributed generation (DG) with sensors, controls, and communications systems. These devices could operate autonomously in response to local events or in response to signals from a central control system.[1]

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Also Known As
Volt-VAR Control (VVC)
Related Terms
smart gridReactive Power
References
  1. SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Functions'


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