Long-term performance in providing voltage support by PV and storage systems in distribution networks

Francesco Lamberti, Vito Calderaro, Vincenzo Galdi, Antonio Piccolo, George Gross

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Abstract

Many distribution utilities are facing with the challenge to integrate increasing amounts of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Battery energy storage systems (BESSs) can be used for supporting producers and distribution system operators to give more flexibility to the network in terms of dispatching capability of PV, load shifting, peak shaving, ancillary services. This paper proposes to support locally voltage profiles by means of PV with co-located BESS in order to maximize, as much as possible, the active power production reducing the exchange of reactive power. If BESSs are not able to support voltage profiles, the modulation of the PV production is taken into account. Long-term analysis is performed on a real Italian test MV network taking into account the capability curves of power-electronic PV and BESS interfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041688
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 10 2016
Event2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2016Jul 21 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Volume2016-November
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933

Other

Other2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period7/17/167/21/16

Keywords

  • Battery energy storage systems
  • PV systems
  • Voltage regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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