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Findings in the Area of Farming Reported from Pontifical University

June 3, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- A new study on Farming is now available. According to news reporting originating in Madrid, Spain, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Owing to the rapid growth in the use of wind power, there is a need to carry out an evaluation of the frequency and voltage control of this technology. This study focuses on the voltage control of the evacuation network which connects different wind farms to the transmission network bus."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Pontifical University, "The main contribution of this study is to present a novel real time algorithm which can be used as an alternative to classical techniques such as optimal power flow or artificial intelligence to determine the amount of reactive power that each wind farm should supply in order to minimise the power losses of a whole evacuation network. The optimal voltage control proposed in this study uses data mining techniques (regression rules to estimate the optimum reactive power of the wind farms and classification trees to estimate the optimum transformer taps). The methodology proposed in this study is illustrated with a study of two actual evacuation networks in the Spanish power system. The first one is representative of long feeders whereas the second one is representative of short feeders."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The variability in the results of the methodology seems to be dependent on the features of the grids."

For more information on this research see: Optimal voltage control by wind farms using data mining techniques. IET Renewable Power Generation, 2014;8(2):141-150. IET Renewable Power Generation can be contacted at: Inst Engineering Technology-Iet, Michael Faraday House Six Hills Way Stevenage, Hertford SG1 2AY, England. (The Institution of Engineering and Technology -; IET Renewable Power Generation -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E. Saiz-Marin, Univ Pontificia Comillas, Sch Engn ICAI, Inst Res & Technol IIT, Madrid, Spain. Additional authors for this research include E. Lobato and I. Egido.

Keywords for this news article include: Spain, Madrid, Europe, Farming, Oil & Gas, Wind Energy, Information Technology, Information and Data Mining

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