Hosting capacity analysis of many distributed photovoltaic systems in future distribution networks

Shota Kikuchi, Mai Machida, Jun Tamura, Masaki Imanaka, Jumpei Baba, Daisuke Iioka, Koya Miura, Masaaki Takagi, Hiroshi Asano

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Abstract

Installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems need to be accelerated much for the mitigation of climate change. This paper targets on huge penetration of distributed PV systems into feeders, of which the total PV capacity is several or several ten times of the existing load. Three kinds of countermeasures, improvement of conductor sizes, partial boosting voltage, smart invertors, and their combinations were analyzed with the criteria of the PV hosting capacity. Simulation results suggested that, without PV reactive power control, the increase of the hosting capacity for improvement of conductor size and boosting voltage were limited because of voltage rise in low voltage networks. The combination of the three kinds of countermeasures were necessary for the huge penetration of distributed PV systems. In such cases, the voltage needed to drop in the middle voltage networks in order to compensate the voltage rise in low voltage networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538649503
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 8
Event7th IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT-Asia 2017 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2017 Dec 42017 Dec 7

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia: Smart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017

Other

Other7th IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT-Asia 2017
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period17/12/417/12/7

Keywords

  • Distribution network
  • Photovoltaic generation
  • Smart inverter
  • Voltage upgrading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Kikuchi, S., Machida, M., Tamura, J., Imanaka, M., Baba, J., Iioka, D., Miura, K., Takagi, M., & Asano, H. (2018). Hosting capacity analysis of many distributed photovoltaic systems in future distribution networks. In 2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia: Smart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017 (pp. 1-5). (2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia: Smart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2017.8378408