Evaluation of new voltage operating strategies for integration of distributed generation into distribution networks

Milana Plecas, Simon Gill, Ivana Kockar, Ross Anderson

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Abstract

With the increasing number of distributed generation connections to distribution networks, the need for better understanding of the distribution network constraints becomes crucial. As distribution networks have not been traditionally designed for two-way power flow, the reverse power flows due to the integration of distributed generation changes voltage profiles and can create significant network management issues related to both thermal and voltage limits. Whilst a large body of theory exists on the management of voltage profiles and the integration of distributed generation into voltage-constrained feeders, there has been limited real world application of these methods to date, in part because network operators are reluctant to undertake significant changes that may affect the reliability of their network. This paper provides a case study of three adjustments to existing management of an 11kV feeder that are simple and feasible to implement and evaluates their impact on connection capacity for distributed generation including the importance of location. These adjustments are: increased operational upper-voltage levels, simple demand-management, and non-firm connections to manage local voltage constraints.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-3359-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2017
EventIEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Europe - Cankarjev dom – Congress Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 9 Oct 201612 Oct 2016
http://sites.ieee.org/isgt-europe-2016/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, Europe
Abbreviated titleIEEE ISGT 2016
CountrySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period9/10/1612/10/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • distributed generation connections
  • distribution networks
  • active network management
  • voltage management
  • voltage profiles
  • voltage-constrained feeders

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    Plecas, M., Gill, S., Kockar, I., & Anderson, R. (2017). Evaluation of new voltage operating strategies for integration of distributed generation into distribution networks. In 2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe) Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2016.7856279