Grid Connected PV Plant based on Smart Grid Control and Monitoring
International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications
Today, smart grid is considered as an attractive technology for monitoring and management of grid connected renewable energy plants due to its flexibility, network architecture and communication between providers and consumers. Smart grid has been deployed with renewable energy resources to be securely connected to the grid. Indeed, this technology aims to complement the demand for power generation and distributed storage. For this reason, a system powered by a photovoltaic (PV) has been chosen
... PV) has been chosen as an interesting solution due to its competitive cost and technical structure. To achieve this goal, a realistic smart grid configuration design is presented and evaluated using a radial infrastructure. Three-voltage models are used to demonstrate the grid design. Smart Meters are included via a SCADA to acquire and monitor the electrical signal characteristics during the day and to evaluate it through a statistical report. An operational data center (ODC) is used to collect the SMs statistical report and to review the demand-offer (DO) powers balance. The obtained results with Matlab/Simulink are validated by the famous ETAP software. Keywords-Distributed generation systems (DGS); smart grid (SG); smart meters (SM); photovoltaic systems (PVS) I.