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Modelling of embedded PV generation in distribution networks


Choo, X and Mansour, J and Negnevitsky, M and Halley, A, Modelling of embedded PV generation in distribution networks, 2015 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), 27-30 September, Wollongong, NSW, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-4799-8725-2 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.1109/AUPEC.2015.7324818


In recent years the amount of embedded PV generation in distribution networks has increased significantly. Currently, there is no standard approach on how to model the effect of this generation on the network. This paper aims to provide some guidelines on how to model embedded PV generation in distribution networks. A number of approaches are considered the first being a distributed approach to modelling the PV generation with several models located along the LV feeder. Simplification strategies were then identified, with different strategies being more appropriate for different cases. It was identified that for short and medium length feeders with an even distribution of load and PV generation that a single model located in the centre of the feeder would provide acceptable results, while for long feeders a lumped model at the end of the feeder would be more appropriate. The effect of heavier weighting of PV and load at different points on the feeder was also investigated.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:distributed power generation, photovoltaic systems, power distribution, power system modelling, solar power generation
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Energy services and utilities
UTAS Author:Choo, X (Mr Xiang Choo)
UTAS Author:Mansour, J (Mr John Mansour)
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
ID Code:105797
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2016-01-14
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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