Distribution Automation with Model-Based Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO)

2:00 AM - 3:00 AM UTC, 1 hour
Feb 2, 2023
Free Webinar

Industry challenges, benefits of a model-based VVO, and practical application

Webinar Description

VVO is a process of optimally managing voltage levels and reactive power to achieve efficient grid operation by reducing system losses, peak demand, or energy consumption in any combination. Volt/VAR management not only includes the traditional benefits of reduced system losses and increased real-power throughput from VAR management; it also allows reduced peak demand and reduced energy consumption via supply voltage reduction. Network variability such as environmental conditions, time-of-day, periodic effects such as photovoltaic (PV) generation and intermittent/seasonal loads. require that Volt/VAR Optimization is conducted not just as a long-term network planning exercise, but to become part of the Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) continuous efficiency and optimization regime.

ETAP Volt/VAR Optimization allows engineers, operators, and planners to design, automate & continuously optimize power systems within operating parameters, especially when running at the system capacity limits. It provides a higher level of visibility into system operating parameters and a greater degree of control to optimize energy efficiency and reliable electricity delivery. Working in conjunction with end-to-end instrumentation on feeders, ETAP VVO manages voltage volatility due to increasing penetration of intermittent renewable generation sources and increasing diversity and variability of loads.

In this upcoming webinar, we discuss the industry challenges and benefits of a Model-Based VVO. Explore ETAP model-based VVO and learn its practical application for electric distribution systems. Experience the valuable insights and benefits our customers enjoy via a proactive reduction in energy waste, reduced environmental impact (CO2 emissions), consumption reduction, and extended equipment lifetime.

We also offer a broadcast on February 01, 09:00 AM (PST) – Click here to register for the February 01 broadcast.

(2:00 AM - 3:00 AM UTC)

Who should attend

ETAP Webinars are free technical presentations beneficial to consultants, engineers, managers, operators, of any industry dependent on electrical energy such as Electrical Distribution & Transmission Networks, Smart Grids, Microgrids, Data Centers, Renewable Energy Facilities, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Transportation, Marine, and Metals & Mining.


This webinar is free. Registration is required.

Date & Time

Feb 2, 2023
2:00 AM - 3:00 AM


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