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Title: Studying the Impact of Distributed Solar PV on Power Systems using Integrated Transmission and Distribution Models: Preprint

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a distributed solar PV impact assessment study that was performed using a synthetic integrated transmission (T) and distribution (D) model. The primary objective of the study was to present a new approach for distributed solar PV impact assessment, where along with detailed models of transmission and distribution networks, consumer loads were modeled using the physics of end-use equipment, and distributed solar PV was geographically dispersed and connected to the secondary distribution networks. The highlights of the study results were (i) increase in the Area Control Error (ACE) at high penetration levels of distributed solar PV; and (ii) differences in distribution voltages profiles and voltage regulator operations between integrated T&D and distribution only simulations.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1377795
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-68995
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2018 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, 16-19 April 2018, Denver, Colorado
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; solar power generation; power system analysis; power system planning; parallel programming; load modeling

Citation Formats

Jain, Himanshu, Palmintier, Bryan S, Krad, Ibrahim, and Krishnamurthy, Dheepak. Studying the Impact of Distributed Solar PV on Power Systems using Integrated Transmission and Distribution Models: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Jain, Himanshu, Palmintier, Bryan S, Krad, Ibrahim, & Krishnamurthy, Dheepak. Studying the Impact of Distributed Solar PV on Power Systems using Integrated Transmission and Distribution Models: Preprint. United States.
Jain, Himanshu, Palmintier, Bryan S, Krad, Ibrahim, and Krishnamurthy, Dheepak. Thu . "Studying the Impact of Distributed Solar PV on Power Systems using Integrated Transmission and Distribution Models: Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1377795.
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title = {Studying the Impact of Distributed Solar PV on Power Systems using Integrated Transmission and Distribution Models: Preprint},
author = {Jain, Himanshu and Palmintier, Bryan S and Krad, Ibrahim and Krishnamurthy, Dheepak},
abstractNote = {This paper presents the results of a distributed solar PV impact assessment study that was performed using a synthetic integrated transmission (T) and distribution (D) model. The primary objective of the study was to present a new approach for distributed solar PV impact assessment, where along with detailed models of transmission and distribution networks, consumer loads were modeled using the physics of end-use equipment, and distributed solar PV was geographically dispersed and connected to the secondary distribution networks. The highlights of the study results were (i) increase in the Area Control Error (ACE) at high penetration levels of distributed solar PV; and (ii) differences in distribution voltages profiles and voltage regulator operations between integrated T&D and distribution only simulations.},
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year = {2017},
month = {8}
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