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Violation-mitigation-based method for PV hosting capacity quantification in low voltage grids

  • Hosting capacity knowledge is of great importance for distribution utilities to assess the amount of PV capacity possible to accommodate without troubling the operation of the grid. In this paper, a novel method to quantify the hosting capacity of low voltage grids is presented. The method starts considering a state of fully exploited building rooftop solar potential. A downward process is proposed - from the starting state with expected violations on the grid operation to a state with no violations. In this process, the installed PV capacity is progressively reduced. The reductions are made sequentially and selectively aiming to mitigate specific violations: nodes overvoltage, lines overcurrent and transformer overloading. Evaluated on real data of fourteen low voltage grids from Austria, the method proposed exhibits benefits in terms of higher hosting capacities and lower computational costs compared to stochastic methods. Furthermore, it also quantifies hosting capacity expansions achievable by overcoming the effect of the violations. The usage of a potential different from solar rooftops is also presented, demonstrating that a user-defined potential allows to quantify the hosting capacity in a more general setting with the method proposed.

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Author:Ruben Lliuyacc-Blas, Peter KepplingerORCiD
Parent Title (English):International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems
Document Type:Article
Year of publication:2022
Release Date:2022/06/15
Tag:Distributed generation; Hosting capacity; Low voltage grid; PV
Issue:Bd. 142, Part B
Article Number:108318
Number of pages:11
Organisationseinheit:Forschung / Forschungszentrum Energie
DDC classes:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften
JEL-Classification:C Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Open Access?:ja
Peer review:wiss. Beitrag, peer-reviewed
Publicationlist:Kepplinger, Peter
Lliuyacc Blas, Ruben Ronald
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - International - Attribution- Namensnennung 4.0