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Title: Photovoltaic Hosting Capacity of Feeders with Reactive Power Control and Tap Changers

Abstract

This paper proposes an algorithm to determine photovoltaic (PV) hosting capacity of power distribution networks as a function of number of PV injection nodes, reactive power support from the PVs, and the sub-station load tap changers (LTCs). In the proposed method, several minute by minute simulations are run based on randomly chosen PV injection nodes, daily PV output profiles, and daily load profiles from a pool of high-resolution realistic data set. The simulation setup is built using OpenDSS and MATLAB. The performance of the proposed method is investigated in the IEEE 123-node distribution feeder for multiple scenarios. The case studies are performed particularly for one, two, five and ten PV injection nodes, and looking at the maximum voltage deviations. Case studies show that the PV hosting capacity of the 123-node feeder greatly differs with the number of PV injection nodes. We have also observed that the PV hosting capacity increases with reactive power support and higher tap position of sub-station LTC.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1375235
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-17-42172
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT-Europe 2017), Italy, September 26–29, 2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; Distribution Feeders; Hosting Capacity; Overvoltage; Photovoltaic

Citation Formats

Ceylan, Oğuzhan, Paudyal, Sumit, Bhattarai, Bishnu P., and Myers, Kurt S. Photovoltaic Hosting Capacity of Feeders with Reactive Power Control and Tap Changers. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Ceylan, Oğuzhan, Paudyal, Sumit, Bhattarai, Bishnu P., & Myers, Kurt S. Photovoltaic Hosting Capacity of Feeders with Reactive Power Control and Tap Changers. United States.
Ceylan, Oğuzhan, Paudyal, Sumit, Bhattarai, Bishnu P., and Myers, Kurt S. 2017. "Photovoltaic Hosting Capacity of Feeders with Reactive Power Control and Tap Changers". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1375235.
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title = {Photovoltaic Hosting Capacity of Feeders with Reactive Power Control and Tap Changers},
author = {Ceylan, Oğuzhan and Paudyal, Sumit and Bhattarai, Bishnu P. and Myers, Kurt S.},
abstractNote = {This paper proposes an algorithm to determine photovoltaic (PV) hosting capacity of power distribution networks as a function of number of PV injection nodes, reactive power support from the PVs, and the sub-station load tap changers (LTCs). In the proposed method, several minute by minute simulations are run based on randomly chosen PV injection nodes, daily PV output profiles, and daily load profiles from a pool of high-resolution realistic data set. The simulation setup is built using OpenDSS and MATLAB. The performance of the proposed method is investigated in the IEEE 123-node distribution feeder for multiple scenarios. The case studies are performed particularly for one, two, five and ten PV injection nodes, and looking at the maximum voltage deviations. Case studies show that the PV hosting capacity of the 123-node feeder greatly differs with the number of PV injection nodes. We have also observed that the PV hosting capacity increases with reactive power support and higher tap position of sub-station LTC.},
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