Reactive Power Control: Armenia

Publication date: 2016

This report quantifies the impact of a kVA demand tariff on ENA's 6 customers based on best available data. Whilst the analysis presented in this report provides an indication of tariff rates, the input assumptions will likely need to be adjusted following further load research undertaken by ENA. The PSRC would need to undertake a detailed tariff design to ensure that the proposed tariff amendment would be fair and equitable for the target group of customers. However, the report demonstrates that, subject to the aforementioned assumptions, a tariff structure that provides incentives for improving power factors is both practical and beneficial to the sector. A basic kVA tariff model has been supplied as an Appendix to this report.This report comprises an Executive Summary, Abbreviations, five sections and an Appendix.The Executive Summary and Abbreviations are provided at the beginning of this report.Section 1 comprises this brief introduction.Section 2 discusses the basic relationships between working power, reactive power, apparent power and power factor.Section 3 discusses reactive power charges in the context of cost recovery principles and EU practice.Section 4presents a reactive power tariff proposal that could potentially be applied in Armenia.Section 5 discusses reactive energy metering of large consumers.The Appendix is in the form of an Excel spreadsheet – the spreadsheet is a demonstration kVA tariff model.

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EU project
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Country report
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