Field Implementation of Voltage Management System (VMS) into Jeju Power System in Korea

  • Shin, Jeonghoon ;
  • Nam, Suchul ;
  • Song, Jiyoung ;
  • Lee, Jaegul ;
  • Han, Sangwook ;
  • Ko, Baekkyung ;
  • An, Yongho ;
  • Kim, Taekyun ;
  • Lee, Byungjun ;
  • Baek, Seungmook
  • Received : 2014.09.11
  • Accepted : 2014.11.04
  • Published : 2015.05.01


This paper presents the results of field tests on Voltage Management System (VMS) using hybrid voltage control, which utilizes coordinated controls of various reactive power resources such as generators, FACTS and switched shunt devices to regulate the pilot bus voltage in a voltage control area. It also includes the results of performance test on RTDS-based test bed in order to validate the VMS before installing it in Jeju power system. The main purpose of the system is adequately to regulate the reactive power reserve of key generators in a normal condition with coordination of discrete shunt devices such as condensers and reactors so that the reserves can avoid voltage collapse in emergency state in Jeju system. Field tests in the automatic mode of VMS operation are included in steady-states and transient states. Finally, by the successful operation of VMS in Jeju power system, the VMS is proved to effectively control system voltage profiles in steady-state condition, increase system MVAR reserves and improve system reliability for pre- and post-contingency.


Voltage Management System (VMS);Reactive power reserve;Coordinated voltage control;Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS)


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