Improving voltage profile of residential distribution systems using rooftop PVs and Battery Energy Storage systems

Kabir, M.N., Mishra, Y., Ledwich, G., Xu, Z., & Bansal, R.C. (2014) Improving voltage profile of residential distribution systems using rooftop PVs and Battery Energy Storage systems. Applied Energy, 134, pp. 290-300.

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Abstract

Large number of rooftop Photovoltaics (PVs) have turned traditional passive networks into active networks with intermittent and bidirectional power flow. A community based distribution network grid reinforcement process is proposed to address technical challenges associated with large integration of rooftop PVs. Probabilistic estimation of intermittent PV generation is considered. Depending on the network parameters such as the R/X ratio of distribution feeder, either reactive control from PVs or coordinated control of PVs and Battery Energy Storage (BES) has been proposed. Determination of BES capacity is one of the significant outcomes from the proposed method and several factors such as variation in PV installed capacity as well as participation from community members are analyzed. The proposed approach is convenient for the community members providing them flexibility of managing their integrated PV and BES systems

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ID Code: 75849
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Distribution networks, Photovoltaic (PV), Low voltage (LV) line, Droop control, Battery energy storage (BES)
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.08.042
ISSN: 0306-2619
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Applied Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Applied Energy, [VOL 134, (2014)] DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.08.042
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2014 22:22
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2014 01:52

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