An Analysis on PV Forecast Allocation for Distribution System Planning

Valentin Rigoni, Alexander C. Melhorn, Andrew Keane, Jason Taylor

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Abstract

As the adoption of residential photovoltaic (PV) continues to increase, its influence on distribution feeder voltage and currents also increases. Effective allocation or modelling on the appearance of PV across the system as a function of an adoption forecast is an important consideration for future distribution planning. The spatial information required for the forecast/allocation process is expected to be available to utilities at a cost proportional to its level of detail. Naturally, there is a need to understand the potential trade-offs between different modelling approaches and options. This paper explores three allocation models that differ on the complexity of their allocation mechanism. Both the error due to ignoring customers' PV adoption mechanisms and due to the PV forecast uncertainty are explored and compared.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT-Europe 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538682180
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT-Europe 2019 - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: Sep 29 2019Oct 2 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT-Europe 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT-Europe 2019
Country/TerritoryRomania
CityBucharest
Period09/29/1910/2/19

Keywords

  • Distributed generation
  • Forecasting
  • Power distribution
  • Power system planning
  • Renewable energy sources

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