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Optimal Future Sub-Transmission Volt-Var Planning Tool to Enable High PV Penetration [article]

Quan Nguyen, Xinda Ke, Nader Samaan, Jesse Holzer, Marcelo Elizondo, Huifen Zhou, Zhangshuan Hou, Renke Huang, Mallikarjuna Vallem, Bharat Vyakaranam, Malini Ghosal, Yuri V. Makarov
2019 arXiv   pre-print
This paper proposes a reactive power planning tool for sub-transmission systems to mitigate voltage violations and fluctuations caused by high photovoltaic (PV) penetration and intermittency with a minimum  ...  The planning tool coordinates with an operational volt-var optimization tool to determine all scenarios with voltage violations and verify the planning results.  ...  The project team wants to especially thank Mr. Jeremiah Miller, Dr. Guohui Yuan, and Dr.  ... 
arXiv:1910.10934v1 fatcat:m4quapvhenhhheyp7gms2bkasy

CyDER – an FMI-based co-simulation platform for distributed energy resources

Thierry S. Nouidui, Jonathan Coignard, Christoph Gehbauer, Michael Wetter, Jhi-Young Joo, Evangelos Vrettos
2018 Journal of Building Performance Simulation, Taylor & Francis  
The challenges in distribution system planning with high penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are multi-fold.  ...  The problem here is that the software tools typically used by DSOs for distribution grid planning are different to those used by Transmission System Operators (TSOs) for transmission grid planning, which  ...  Reactive power compensation with PV inverter Volt/Var control reduces the worstcase over-voltages significantly, especially as the PV penetration approaches 100%.  ... 
doi:10.1080/19401493.2018.1535623 fatcat:zobudtijxjaznkppaj26vyhkfm

An Networked HIL Simulation System for Modeling Large-scale Power Systems [article]

Fuhong Xie, Catie McEntee, Mingzhi Zhang, Ning Lu, Xinda Ke, Mallikarjuna R. Vallem, Nader Samaan
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we present a networked OPAL-RT based HIL test system for developing transmission-distribution coordinative Volt-VAR regulation technologies as an example to illustrate system setups, communication  ...  Those test systems can model both microsecond-level dynamic responses of power electronic systems and millisecond-level transients of transmission and distribution grids.  ...  Program for their support to this work.  ... 
arXiv:2002.07257v1 fatcat:mjrwvm3ia5cwnau5b7e6t2y67e

Techno-Economic Assessment of Grid-Level Battery Energy Storage Supporting Distributed Photovoltaic Power

Javier Lopez-Lorente, Xueqin Amy Liu, Robert J. Best, George Makrides, D. John Morrow
2021 IEEE Access  
covering: (i) the siting decision for storage systems using multi-objective genetic algorithm optimisation; (ii) the response when smart capabilities for PV inverters (e.g., volt-var control) are present  ...  To this end, this paper presents an exhaustive techno-economic analysis of the role of front-of-the-meter battery energy storage systems in primary distribution networks with presence of distributed PV  ...  of distribution network planning process to enable requests for PV connections.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3119436 fatcat:6dnxe76bw5bwfegoidnf3sde64

Impact of renewable energy in Indian electric power system

V Saravanan, K. M. Venkatachalam, M Arumugam, M.A.K Borelessa, K.T. M.U. Hemapala
2021 International Journal of Advances in Applied Sciences  
and policy actions to support renewable energy integration in India.  ...  renewable power integration into the existing grid are discussed through a detailed literature review and study of renewable integration into the Indian power system are outlined including potential planning  ...  Customer load and PV generation models with respect to selection of PV inverters, priority setting of smart PV inverter operations dealing with low/high voltage ride through, volt-watt/volt-VAR control  ... 
doi:10.11591/ijaas.v10.i4.pp297-309 fatcat:xhks4j3k3ngczobwaccx6auuca

Accuracy and validation of measured and modeled data for distributed PV interconnection and control

E.M. Stewart, S. Kiliccote, D. Arnold, A. von Meier, R. Arghandeh
2015 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting  
Electrical analysis tools that are used to perform capacity and stability studies have been used for transmission system planning for many years.  ...  Each of these measurement and modeling devices have accuracy constraints, which will ultimately define their future ability to be planned and controlled.  ...  Using a fully decentralized approach, the work of [17] studied the effect of the shape of different inverter volt-VAR control curves for voltage regulation in high PV penetration scenarios.  ... 
doi:10.1109/pesgm.2015.7286484 fatcat:o3tug74ljfhuvf6367ixeuusvq

Future Challenges and Mitigation Methods for High Photovoltaic Penetration: A Survey

Temitayo Olowu, Aditya Sundararajan, Masood Moghaddami, Arif Sarwat
2018 Energies  
Integration of high volume (high penetration) of photovoltaic (PV) generation with power grids consequently leads to some technical challenges that are mainly due to the intermittent nature of solar energy  ...  This paper investigates the existing challenges with the current level of PV penetration and looks into the challenges with high PV penetration in future scenarios such as smart cities, transactive energy  ...  Volt-VAR/Watt Control Volt-VAR, Volt-Watt Volt-VAR/Watt Curves Ramping Ramp rates Power Factor setting/control Values Soft start Ramp rate, Time delay Limit Real and Reactive Power Enable  ... 
doi:10.3390/en11071782 fatcat:kwoxkzl2rjajrar4ameoeqkibu

Low Voltage Distribution Networks Modeling and Unbalanced (Optimal) Power Flow: A comprehensive review

Ibrahim Anwar Ibrahim, M. J. Hossain
2021 IEEE Access  
smart inverter solutions (e.g., volt-watt and volt-var techniques) to enable high PV penetration levels.  ...  The most used smart inverters controls are the volt-watt and volt-var techniques. These techniques can mitigate voltage issues and enable high PV penetration levels. Yet they have some limitations.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3120803 fatcat:pqcdgcl7gjhazpwlp52rbboppm

Developing Use Cases for the Evaluation of ADMS Applications to Accelerate Technology Adoption

Santosh Veda, Hongyu Wu, Maurice Martin, Murali Baggu
2017 2017 Ninth Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference (GreenTech)  
The applications that are selected for this discussion include volt-VAr optimization (VVO), fault location isolation and service restoration (FLISR), online power flow (OLPF) and distribution system state  ...  The ability to evaluate the ADMS applications in specific utility environments and for future scenarios will accelerate wider adoption of the ADMS and will lower the risks and costs of their implementation  ...  Government retains a nonexclusive, paid-up, irrevocable, worldwide license to publish or reproduce the published form of this work, or allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes.  ... 
doi:10.1109/greentech.2017.25 fatcat:feye2rgqr5gslgf5cwggyfgeru

A Review of Power Distribution Test Feeders in the United States and the Need for Synthetic Representative Networks

Fernando Postigo Marcos, Carlos Mateo Domingo, Tomás Gómez San Román, Bryan Palmintier, Bri-Mathias Hodge, Venkat Krishnan, Fernando de Cuadra García, Barry Mather
2017 Energies  
noted that DERs have the potential to reduce costs for consumers and utilities [2] , highlighted the ability for coordinated controls to improve operations with high-penetration solar photovoltaic (PV  ...  Under the increasing penetration of distributed energy resources and new smart network technologies, distribution utilities face new challenges and opportunities to ensure reliable operations, manage service  ...  Tools like Optimal Power Flows (OPFs), Volt/Var optimization, or advanced feeder reconfiguration, enable evaluating specific operational and planning objectives, and thereby can help utilities to implement  ... 
doi:10.3390/en10111896 fatcat:wongurgv7rejtfudfnhxlht5oy

Distributed energy resource aggregation using customer-owned equipment: A review of literature and standards

Manasseh Obi, Tylor Slay, Robert Bass
2020 Energy Reports  
By aggregating distributed energy resources en masse to provide grid services, grid operators can concurrently improve reliability while ensuring high penetration levels of renewable resources.  ...  distributed energy resources can be used to provide these services.  ...  Declaration of competing interest The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.egyr.2020.08.035 fatcat:i7whietrove7jn3qybb5ufxhgi

A Review of Strategies to Increase PV Penetration Level in Smart Grids

Sk Abdul Aleem, S. M. Suhail Hussain, Taha Selim Ustun
2020 Energies  
There must be strategies to mitigate these negative impacts so that PV penetration into the grid can continue.  ...  Some of these technologies are very location specific while others require high upfront costs. Photovoltaic (PV) generation has become the rising star of this pack, thanks to its versatility.  ...  Damping of sub synchronous resonance has also been studied using high penetration of PV power [31] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/en13030636 fatcat:k4f27ubdknh5no53uia3w2n7ha

Efficacy of wind power in mitigation of CO2 emission from the irish electrical grid

Paul Brogan, John Morrow, Robert Best, David Laverty
2014 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting | Conference & Exposition  
BAGGU, National Renewable Energy Laboratory • 14PESGM2789, Emerging Insights, Open-Use Models, and Tools for Successful High-Penetration PV Deployment R.  ...  JITTU, Desert Power Educational Tools for the Workforce Development for the Future Grid to Enable Sustainable Energy Systems (panel) This panel will focus on discussing the need for the tools to educate  ... 
doi:10.1109/pesgm.2014.6939860 fatcat:y56dfxpqo5erhk76uacwjz2c6y

Challenges In Distribution Grid With High Penetration Of Renewables - D5.1 Invade H2020

Espen Flo Bødal, Pedro Crespo del Granado, Hossein Farahmand, Magnus Korpås, Pol Olivella-Rosell, Íngrid Munné-Collado, Pau Lloret-Gallego
2017 Zenodo  
In this context, we have reviewed official documents and the literature of power systems to address the problems caused by distributed energy resources (DER) and the solutions proposed to solve these issues  ...  Therefore, from the DSO perspective, it is extremely important to estimate the available capacity of electrical networks or the so-called distribution grid hosting capacity.  ...  Additionally, it is necessary to consider the power factor-voltage PF(V), Volt-var and Volt-Watt PV inverter capabilities to offer a holistic approach to increase the distribution grid HC.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.853271 fatcat:5z5odoaatrfyliut26nbmcl3ci

A Technical Review of Modeling Techniques for Urban Solar Mobility: Solar to Buildings, Vehicles, and Storage (S2BVS)

Pei Huang, Xingxing Zhang, Benedetta Copertaro, Puneet Kumar Saini, Da Yan, Yi Wu, Xiangjie Chen
2020 Sustainability  
For instance, energy sharing within a building cluster enables buildings to share surplus PV power generation with other buildings of insufficient PV power generation, thereby improving the overall PV  ...  A detailed modeling of each sub-system in the S2BVS model and related advanced controls are presented, and the research gaps that need future investigation for promoting solar mobility are identified.  ...  Future work is needed to develop such building cluster plan methods.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12177035 fatcat:3eip6oh6trd6rgicl3ztndcqou
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