Conservation Voltage Reduction in Smart Microgrids

MicrogridKnowledge.com
September 14, 2016

IEEE Smart Grid member Ângela Paula Ferreira explains how smart microgrids use conservation voltage regulation (CVR) to reduce energy consumption. From the point of view of utilities, CVR implementation presents the opportunity for peak shaving and grid loss reduction, taking into consideration both transformers and distribution lines. On the other end, due to the reduced energy consumption, it may represent a loss of revenue, as occurs with many demand response programs. To read this article in full, click here.