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Title: Coordinated microgrid investment and planning process considering the system operator

Abstract

Nowadays, a significant number of distribution systems are facing problems to accommodate more photovoltaic (PV) capacity, namely due to the overvoltages during the daylight periods. This has an impact on the private investments in distributed energy resources (DER), since it occurs exactly when the PV prices are becoming attractive, and the opportunity to an energy transition based on solar technologies is being wasted. In particular, this limitation of the networks is a barrier for larger consumers, such as commercial and public buildings, aiming at investing in PV capacity and start operating as microgrids connected to the MV network. To address this challenge, this paper presents a coordinated approach to the microgrid investment and planning problem, where the system operator and the microgrid owner collaborate to improve the voltage control capabilities of the distribution network, increasing the PV potential. The results prove that this collaboration has the benefit of increasing the value of the microgrid investments while improving the quality of service of the system and it should be considered in the future regulatory framework.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. KTH Royal Inst. of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Center for Energy and Innovative Technologies (CET), Hofamt Priel (Austria)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)
OSTI Identifier:
1393622
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 200; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0306-2619
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY

Citation Formats

Armendáriz, M., Heleno, M., Cardoso, G., Mashayekh, S., Stadler, M., and Nordström, L. Coordinated microgrid investment and planning process considering the system operator. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.076.
Armendáriz, M., Heleno, M., Cardoso, G., Mashayekh, S., Stadler, M., & Nordström, L. Coordinated microgrid investment and planning process considering the system operator. United States. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.076.
Armendáriz, M., Heleno, M., Cardoso, G., Mashayekh, S., Stadler, M., and Nordström, L. Fri . "Coordinated microgrid investment and planning process considering the system operator". United States. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.076. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1393622.
@article{osti_1393622,
title = {Coordinated microgrid investment and planning process considering the system operator},
author = {Armendáriz, M. and Heleno, M. and Cardoso, G. and Mashayekh, S. and Stadler, M. and Nordström, L.},
abstractNote = {Nowadays, a significant number of distribution systems are facing problems to accommodate more photovoltaic (PV) capacity, namely due to the overvoltages during the daylight periods. This has an impact on the private investments in distributed energy resources (DER), since it occurs exactly when the PV prices are becoming attractive, and the opportunity to an energy transition based on solar technologies is being wasted. In particular, this limitation of the networks is a barrier for larger consumers, such as commercial and public buildings, aiming at investing in PV capacity and start operating as microgrids connected to the MV network. To address this challenge, this paper presents a coordinated approach to the microgrid investment and planning problem, where the system operator and the microgrid owner collaborate to improve the voltage control capabilities of the distribution network, increasing the PV potential. The results prove that this collaboration has the benefit of increasing the value of the microgrid investments while improving the quality of service of the system and it should be considered in the future regulatory framework.},
doi = {10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.076},
journal = {Applied Energy},
number = C,
volume = 200,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 12 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri May 12 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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