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SBIR Phase I: Optimizing Generator Reactive Power Resources

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
53431
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0060004
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IRD Corporation
8190 Inverness Ridge Road Potomac, MD 20854 0401
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: SBIR Phase I: Optimizing Generator Reactive Power Resources
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0060004
Award Amount: $99,546.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses a major ancillary service, that of optimizing generator reactive power in support of system voltage profile. The rated reactive power of generators are based on their field, stator, and end-iron heating limits. Their operating ranges are further limited by the max/min voltage limits of generator terminal, plant auxiliary motors, the system bus, and generator's protective and control systems. These voltage limits are interrelated by the tap positions on the transformers directly connected to the generator. The objective is to integrate an optimal power flow model with the generator reactive capability model for optimal selections of generator transformer taps. It is anticipated that the research would result in an analytical tool which would help the industry achieve the desired lag/lead reactive powers in support of system voltage profile. The proposed research leads to development of a power flow program that would include the actual generator reactive capability limits. Such a model would determine optimal tap settings to allow an increased supply of reactive power during transfer of large blocks of power and an increased absorption of reactive power during light-load condition, both in support of system voltage profile.

Principal Investigator:

Mahmood Adibi
3012998397
madibird@aol.com

Business Contact:

M. M. Adibi
Industry Consultant
3012998397
madibird@aol,com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Industrial Research and Development Corporation
8190 Inverness Ridge Road Potomac, MD 20854

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No