Integrating PV systems into distribution networks with battery energy storage systems

Jackson, Tara M., Walker, Geoffrey R., & Mithulananthan, Nadarajah (2014) Integrating PV systems into distribution networks with battery energy storage systems. In Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2014), 28 September - 1 October 2014, Curtin University, Perth, WA.


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Integrating Photovoltaic (PV) systems with battery energy storage in the distribution network will be essential to allow for continued uptake of domestic PV system installations. With increasing concerns regarding environmental and climate change issues, incorporating sources of renewable energy into power networks across the world will be key for a sustainable future. Australia is well placed to utilise solar energy as a significant component of its future energy generation and within the last 5 years there has been a rapid growth in the penetration levels seen by the grid. This growth of PV systems is causing a number of issues including intermittency of supply, negative power flow and voltage rises. Using the simulator tool GridLAB-D with a model of a typical South-East Queensland (SEQ) 11 kV distribution feeder, the effect of various configurations of PV systems have been offset with Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). From this, combinations of PV and storage that are most effective at mitigating the issues were explored.

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ID Code: 78593
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Energy storage, Photovoltaic systems, Power grids
DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2014.6966615
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2014 23:52
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:50

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