Kee , Swee Yen and Gan, Chin Kim (2012) IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF PV ON LOW-VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK. In: 3rd International Conference on Engineering and ICT (ICEI2012) , 4 – 5 April 2012, Melaka, Malaysia .

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The Malaysia Building Integrated Photovoltaic Project (MBIPV) has contributed to the growing number of PV units in Malaysia by the end of 2010 when the government took initiatives in developing and commercializing BIPV applications in urban networks. PV systems in Malaysia are typically installed in residential and commercial areas and are connected to existing low-voltage(LV) networks. PV penetration in LV networks will certainly heighten in the coming years since BIPV will not only add aesthetic value to the buildings but users could actually sell the power produced back to the utility through the newly introduced Feed-in Tariff (FiT) in the country. Thus utilities management must be prepared to facilitate high levels of PV into the LV network to ensure a healthy grid system. A large-scale PV deployment in the LV network may possibly result in reverse power flow, voltage deviations and high fault levels. This paper evaluates the technical impacts of different levels of PV penetration in LV network in Malaysia in terms of voltage and power flow. This paper will also assess the maximum PV capacity that the LV network could accommodate without resulting in severe problems to the network. The generic distribution model is built with reference to distribution network parameters provided by the local utility.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical Engineering > Department of Industrial Power
Depositing User: Dr Chin Kim Gan
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2013 07:49
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:02
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