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Title: Simulation of Hawaiian Electric Companies Feeder Operations with Advanced Inverters and Analysis of Annual Photovoltaic Energy Curtailment

Abstract

The Hawaiian Electric Companies achieved a consolidated Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) of approximately 26% at the end of 2016. This significant RPS performance was achieved using various renewable energy sources - biomass, geothermal, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, hydro, wind, and biofuels - and customer-sited, grid-connected technologies (primarily private rooftop solar PV systems). The Hawaiian Electric Companies are preparing grid-modernization plans for the island grids. The plans outline specific near-term actions to accelerate the achievement of Hawai'i's 100% RPS by 2045. A key element of the Companies' grid-modernization strategy is to utilize new technologies - including storage and PV systems with grid-supportive inverters - that will help to more than triple the amount of private rooftop solar PV systems. The Hawaiian Electric Companies collaborated with the Smart Inverter Technical Working Group Hawai'i (SITWG) to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to research the implementation of advanced inverter grid support functions (GSF). Together with the technical guidance from the Companies's planning engineers and stakeholder input from the SITWG members, NREL proposed a scope of work that explored different modes of voltage-regulation GSF to better understand the trade-offs of the grid benefits and curtailment impacts from themore » activation of selected advanced inverter grid support functions. The simulation results presented in this report examine the effectiveness in regulating voltage as well as the impact to the utility and the customers of various inverter-based grid support functions on two Hawaiian Electric distribution substations.« less

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Hawaiian Electric Company, Honolulu, HI (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Hawaiian Electric Company, Honolulu, HI (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1373489
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5D00-68681
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; Hawaiian Electric Companies; Renewable Portfolio Standard; RPS; solar photovoltaic; PV; inverter; grid support; voltage; regulation; Smart Inverter Technical Working Group Hawaii; SITWG

Citation Formats

Giraldez Miner, Julieta I., Nagarajan, Adarsh, Gotseff, Peter, Krishnan, Venkat K., Hoke, Anderson F., Ueda, Reid, Shindo, Jon, Asano, Marc, and Ifuku, Earle. Simulation of Hawaiian Electric Companies Feeder Operations with Advanced Inverters and Analysis of Annual Photovoltaic Energy Curtailment. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1373489.
Giraldez Miner, Julieta I., Nagarajan, Adarsh, Gotseff, Peter, Krishnan, Venkat K., Hoke, Anderson F., Ueda, Reid, Shindo, Jon, Asano, Marc, & Ifuku, Earle. Simulation of Hawaiian Electric Companies Feeder Operations with Advanced Inverters and Analysis of Annual Photovoltaic Energy Curtailment. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1373489
Giraldez Miner, Julieta I., Nagarajan, Adarsh, Gotseff, Peter, Krishnan, Venkat K., Hoke, Anderson F., Ueda, Reid, Shindo, Jon, Asano, Marc, and Ifuku, Earle. Wed . "Simulation of Hawaiian Electric Companies Feeder Operations with Advanced Inverters and Analysis of Annual Photovoltaic Energy Curtailment". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1373489. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1373489.
@article{osti_1373489,
title = {Simulation of Hawaiian Electric Companies Feeder Operations with Advanced Inverters and Analysis of Annual Photovoltaic Energy Curtailment},
author = {Giraldez Miner, Julieta I. and Nagarajan, Adarsh and Gotseff, Peter and Krishnan, Venkat K. and Hoke, Anderson F. and Ueda, Reid and Shindo, Jon and Asano, Marc and Ifuku, Earle},
abstractNote = {The Hawaiian Electric Companies achieved a consolidated Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) of approximately 26% at the end of 2016. This significant RPS performance was achieved using various renewable energy sources - biomass, geothermal, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, hydro, wind, and biofuels - and customer-sited, grid-connected technologies (primarily private rooftop solar PV systems). The Hawaiian Electric Companies are preparing grid-modernization plans for the island grids. The plans outline specific near-term actions to accelerate the achievement of Hawai'i's 100% RPS by 2045. A key element of the Companies' grid-modernization strategy is to utilize new technologies - including storage and PV systems with grid-supportive inverters - that will help to more than triple the amount of private rooftop solar PV systems. The Hawaiian Electric Companies collaborated with the Smart Inverter Technical Working Group Hawai'i (SITWG) to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to research the implementation of advanced inverter grid support functions (GSF). Together with the technical guidance from the Companies's planning engineers and stakeholder input from the SITWG members, NREL proposed a scope of work that explored different modes of voltage-regulation GSF to better understand the trade-offs of the grid benefits and curtailment impacts from the activation of selected advanced inverter grid support functions. The simulation results presented in this report examine the effectiveness in regulating voltage as well as the impact to the utility and the customers of various inverter-based grid support functions on two Hawaiian Electric distribution substations.},
doi = {10.2172/1373489},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1373489}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {7}
}