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Title: High Penetration Solar PV Deployment Sunshine State Solar Grid Initiative (SUNGRIN)

Abstract

The report provides results from the Sunshine State Solar Grid Initiative (SUNGRIN) high penetration solar PV deployment project led by Florida State University’s (FSU) Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS). FSU CAPS and industry and university partners have completed a five-year effort aimed at enabling effective integration of high penetration levels of grid-connected solar PV generation. SUNGRIN has made significant contributions in the development of simulation-assisted techniques, tools, insight and understanding associated with solar PV effects on electric power system (EPS) operation and the evaluation of mitigation options for maintaining reliable operation. An important element of the project was the partnership and participation of six major Florida utilities and the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC). Utilities provided details and data associated with actual distribution circuits having high-penetration PV to use as case studies. The project also conducted foundational work supporting future investigations of effects at the transmission / bulk power system level. In the final phase of the project, four open-use models with built-in case studies were developed and released, along with synthetic solar PV data sets, and tools and techniques for model reduction and in-depth parametric studies of solar PV impact on distribution circuits. Along with models and data,more » at least 70 supporting MATLAB functions have been developed and made available, with complete documentation.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Nhu Energy, Inc., Tallahassee, FL (United States); Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
  2. Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
  3. New York Power Authority (NYPA), New York (United States); University of Central Florida, Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, FL (Unitied States)
  4. ESA Renewables, LLC, Sanford, FL (United States); University of Central Florida, Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, FL (United States)
  5. University of Central Florida, Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, FL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Contributing Org.:
Florida State University (Center for Advanced Power Systems, CAPS), University of Central Florida (Florida Solar Energy Center, FSEC), Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA), Lakeland Electric, Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)
OSTI Identifier:
1235943
Report Number(s):
DOE-FSU-04682-1
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0004682
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING; solar energy; grid integration; solar integration; solar pv; high penetration solar pv; high penetration; distribution system; modeling; simulation; voltage regulation; voltage control; power systems; solar variability; substation protection; OpenDSS; real-time simulation; RTDS; hardware-in-the-loop; HIL; parametric studies

Citation Formats

Meeker, Rick, Steurer, Mischa, Faruque, MD Omar, Langston, James, Schoder, Karl, Ravindra, Harsha, Hariri, Ali, Moaveni, Houtan, Click, Dave, and Reedy, Bob. High Penetration Solar PV Deployment Sunshine State Solar Grid Initiative (SUNGRIN). United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1235943.
Meeker, Rick, Steurer, Mischa, Faruque, MD Omar, Langston, James, Schoder, Karl, Ravindra, Harsha, Hariri, Ali, Moaveni, Houtan, Click, Dave, & Reedy, Bob. High Penetration Solar PV Deployment Sunshine State Solar Grid Initiative (SUNGRIN). United States. doi:10.2172/1235943.
Meeker, Rick, Steurer, Mischa, Faruque, MD Omar, Langston, James, Schoder, Karl, Ravindra, Harsha, Hariri, Ali, Moaveni, Houtan, Click, Dave, and Reedy, Bob. Sun . "High Penetration Solar PV Deployment Sunshine State Solar Grid Initiative (SUNGRIN)". United States. doi:10.2172/1235943. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1235943.
@article{osti_1235943,
title = {High Penetration Solar PV Deployment Sunshine State Solar Grid Initiative (SUNGRIN)},
author = {Meeker, Rick and Steurer, Mischa and Faruque, MD Omar and Langston, James and Schoder, Karl and Ravindra, Harsha and Hariri, Ali and Moaveni, Houtan and Click, Dave and Reedy, Bob},
abstractNote = {The report provides results from the Sunshine State Solar Grid Initiative (SUNGRIN) high penetration solar PV deployment project led by Florida State University’s (FSU) Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS). FSU CAPS and industry and university partners have completed a five-year effort aimed at enabling effective integration of high penetration levels of grid-connected solar PV generation. SUNGRIN has made significant contributions in the development of simulation-assisted techniques, tools, insight and understanding associated with solar PV effects on electric power system (EPS) operation and the evaluation of mitigation options for maintaining reliable operation. An important element of the project was the partnership and participation of six major Florida utilities and the Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC). Utilities provided details and data associated with actual distribution circuits having high-penetration PV to use as case studies. The project also conducted foundational work supporting future investigations of effects at the transmission / bulk power system level. In the final phase of the project, four open-use models with built-in case studies were developed and released, along with synthetic solar PV data sets, and tools and techniques for model reduction and in-depth parametric studies of solar PV impact on distribution circuits. Along with models and data, at least 70 supporting MATLAB functions have been developed and made available, with complete documentation.},
doi = {10.2172/1235943},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}