Conference proceedings article
Technical and economical assessment of voltage control strategies in distribution grids



Publication Details
Authors:
Stetz, T.; Kraiczy, M.; Braun, M.; Schmidt, S.
Editor:
TBD
Publisher:
WILEY-BLACKWELL
Place:
Frankfurt
Publication year:
2013
Journal:
Progress in Photovoltaics
Pages range:
2125 - 2132
Book title:
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Number in series:
21
Volume number:
21
Start page:
1292
End page:
1307
Number of pages:
16
ISBN:
ISSN: 1949-3053
ISSN:
1062-7995

Abstract


Technically effective and economically efficient voltage control is a major issue in distribution systems with high amounts of installed capacity from dispersed generators, such as photovoltaic. In this paper, the results of an encompassing cost-benefit analysis for different voltage control strategies are presented. The investigated voltage control strategies comprise two different reactive power control methods and one combined reactive power/active power control method, each applied by inverters of utility scale photovoltaic systems. The results are gained by performing 12-month root-mean-square simulations with a 1min resolution, using the model of a real distribution grid as well as complex generation and load models. The simulations show that local reactive power provision methods as well as temporal active power output curtailment methods are capable of reducing the necessity of a voltage-driven grid reinforcement. However, the economic benefit of those voltage control strategies highly depends on the parameterization of the respective control algorithm. Copyright (c) 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.




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