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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
The tool considers all existing volt-ampere reactive (var) assets in both sub-transmission and distribution systems to reduce the need of new equipment.  ...  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  ...  Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative as part of SunShot National Laboratory Multiyear Partnership (SuNLaMP). The project team wants to especially thank Mr. Jeremiah Miller, Dr.  ... 
arXiv:1910.10934v1 fatcat:m4quapvhenhhheyp7gms2bkasy

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.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Texan at Austin Semiconductor Power Electronics Center, Total S.A., and the Department of Energy SunLamp  ... 
arXiv:2002.07257v1 fatcat:mjrwvm3ia5cwnau5b7e6t2y67e

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.  ...  So far, specialized tools have been developed to capture some of the impact of DERs at the distribution level.  ...  Department of Energy SunShot National Laboratory Multiyear Partnership (SuNLaMP) program award number 31266.  ... 
doi:10.1080/19401493.2018.1535623 fatcat:zobudtijxjaznkppaj26vyhkfm

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  ...  However, the provision of specific services at distribution level remains under development for real applications in industry.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The views and opinions expressed in this document do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission or the SEUPB.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3119436 fatcat:6dnxe76bw5bwfegoidnf3sde64

Verification of Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Plant Models for Dynamic Studies of Transmission Networks

Ram Machlev, Zohar Batushansky, Sachin Soni, Vladimir Chadliev, Juri Belikov, Yoash Levron
2020 Energies  
Through an extensive set of field tests, we show that the WECC generic models can be used to simulate real dynamic phenomena in large-scale solar photovoltaic power plants, and we propose guidelines for  ...  Southern California transmission networks.  ...  A central challenge is to regulate the grid's frequency under high penetration levels of renewable sources.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en13123191 fatcat:4jcgzb3b5jeg3jws7mfovhafje

DMS - basis for increasing of green distributed generation penetration in distribution networks

Vladimir Strezoski, Dragan Popovic, Dusko Bekut, Goran Svenda
2012 Thermal Science  
Modern (electric power) distribution utilities are faced with high penetration of distributed (electric) generation. Renewable generation is of prime interest.  ...  Due to lack of space in the paper, only the utilization of DMS Volt Control power application is specially stressed.  ...  ( 8 ) 8 Volt/Var control -This DMS power application represents a coordinated execution of the Volt Control and Var Control power applications.  ... 
doi:10.2298/tsci120119071s fatcat:ybvhgy2245hcvjadasxwpzsak4

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

Ibrahim Anwar Ibrahim, M. J. Hossain
2021 IEEE Access  
Previously, he worked as a lecturer and assistant professor at Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh for six years.  ...  His research interests include renewable energy integration and stabilization, voltage stability, micro grids and smart grids, robust control, electric vehicles, building energy management systems, and  ...  smart inverter solutions (e.g., volt-watt and volt-var techniques) to enable high PV penetration levels.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3120803 fatcat:pqcdgcl7gjhazpwlp52rbboppm

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  
This paper discusses the importance of measured data accuracy for inverter control, interconnection and planning tools and proposes ranges of control accuracy needed to satisfy all concerns based on the  ...  The increase in measured data sources can be utilized for better modeling, but also control of distributed energy resources (DER).  ...  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

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  
Challenges and protection schemes of renewable power integration into the existing grid are discussed through a detailed literature review and study of renewable integration into the Indian power system  ...  <p>This paper addresses the impact of renewable power generation such as photovoltaic and wind energy in the existing power system operations.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work is supported by Indo-Sri Lanka Joint Research Program by department of science andtechnology (DST), Government of India and Ministry of Science, technology andresearch (MSTR),  ... 
doi:10.11591/ijaas.v10.i4.pp297-309 fatcat:xhks4j3k3ngczobwaccx6auuca

A Multi-Site Networked Hardware-in-the-Loop Platform for Evaluation of Interoperability and Distributed Intelligence at Grid-Edge

Somasundaram Essakiappan, Prithwiraj Roy Chowdhury, Kevin P. Schneider, Stuart Laval, Kumaraguru Prabakar, Madhav D. Manjrekar, Yaswanth Nag Velaga, Neil Shepard, Joshua Hambrick, Ben Ollis
2021 IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy  
Presented in this paper, is the development of a multi-site evaluation platform that employs Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS), distributed control devices, real-time HIL assets, secure communication  ...  Because of the complexity of distributed control systems, and their interactions with legacy centralized controls, a purely simulations-based approach for predeployment validation is not sufficient.  ...  [56] and UL 1741 SA [57] , and these functions include low and high voltage ride through, low and high frequency ride through, volt-var and frequency-watt droop control modes, and responding to abnormal  ... 
doi:10.1109/oajpe.2021.3103496 fatcat:jbobbokvbjaxnhmipq2vyfgliu

Analysis of Smart Inverter's Impact on the Distribution Network Operation

Taha Selim Ustun, Yuki Aoto
2019 IEEE Access  
Conventional simulation packages do not have the tools to run simulations with these inverters.  ...  INDEX TERMS Smart inverters, distributed control, distribution grid dynamics, power system modeling, active distribution networks, optimal sizing of smart inverters. 9790 2169-3536  ...  FIGURE 11 . 11 Real power output with Volt-Var control. FIGURE 12 . 12 Reactive power output with Volt-Var control. FIGURE 13 . 13 Node voltages with Volt-Var control.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2891241 fatcat:sguzkpkfknbkpaghmkpe6z4bvq

Power Management and Voltage Control using Distributed Resources [article]

Rasmus Pedersen
2016 Ph.d.-serien for Det Teknisk-Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet  
of Green Energy) research project.  ...  This work was partially supported by the Danish Council for Strategic Research (contract no 11-116843) within the "Programme Sustainable Energy and Environment" under the "EDGE" (Efficient Distribution  ...  −200 Fig. 4.2: Evolution of volt/var control gains over time.  ... 
doi:10.5278/vbn.phd.engsci.00154 fatcat:nyndvfpyhveqpefpyao2on2epe

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

Sk Abdul Aleem, S. M. Suhail Hussain, Taha Selim Ustun
2020 Energies  
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.  ...  There must be strategies to mitigate these negative impacts so that PV penetration into the grid can continue.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en13030636 fatcat:k4f27ubdknh5no53uia3w2n7ha

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

Phasor-Based Control for Scalable Integration of Variable Energy Resources

Alexandra von Meier, Elizabeth L. Ratnam, Kyle Brady, Keith Moffat, Jaimie Swartz
2020 Energies  
We present qualitative justification and examine the general feasibility of this control approach, including the behavior of candidate control algorithms in simulation.  ...  Initial results suggest that PBC has significant potential to support stable and resilient grid operations in the presence of arbitrarily high penetrations of DER.  ...  Modulating real power is necessary to navigate distribution system constraints, such as capacity limits or protection coordination under reverse (real) power flow.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en13010190 fatcat:wytjtcaw55gj3jlrtzw7csjec4
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