Impacts of solar variability on distribution networks performance

Annathurai, Vinodh and Gan, Chin Kim and Ab Ghani, Mohd Ruddin and Baharin, Kyairul Azmi (2017) Impacts of solar variability on distribution networks performance. International Journal Of Applied Engineering Research, 12 (7). pp. 1151-1155. ISSN 0973-4562

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The Distributed Generation (DG) and renewable energy resources have been identified as one of the promising ways to sustain the future energy needs. However, most of the energy produced by DG and renewable energy, particularly the Photovoltaic (PV) system is intermittent in nature and often fluctuates. In this regard, this paper utilizes the Malaysian Reference Network (RN) that aims to analyse the impact of PV integration at the medium voltage (MV) network under solar variability conditions. More precisely, the network losses and voltage issues were evaluated on various PV variability indices (VI). This case study has been carried out in the urban and rural MV networks. Various PV variability days have been considered in the case study. The results show that fluctuation of network losses and voltage could pose a concern for PV integration on the MV network.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reference network, Malaysian network, PV system, Network losses, Variability index
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Mohd Hannif Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 07:47
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2023 15:11
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