The potential of demand side management to facilitate PV penetration

Gobind G. Pillai, Ghanim A. Putrus, Nicola M. Pearsall

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Abstract

In future smart grids, smart metering, active distribution network management, electric-mobility and a high penetration of distributed generation are anticipated. At times of high PV production and low electricity demand, network voltage rise may exceed limits resulting in a consequent curtailment of PV generation reducing the energy yield. A decrease in energy yield reduces the PV system economic viability which may result in the rate of PV adoption being less than anticipated depending upon how curtailment is handled. The potential of smart grids, especially by means of Demand Side Management (DSM), to facilitate PV penetration by capturing maximum PV energy is investigated in this paper. The impact of varying PV penetrations on the node voltages of a generic UK urban distribution network is analyzed by means of simplified distribution load flow to identify voltage limit violations and PV generation hosting capacity of the network. Then the feasibility of maximizing PV energy capture by time shifting flexible consumer loads is investigated. It is seen that the entire PV over-production in the LV feeder can be captured by the use of flexible wet loads and electric water heating alone, for up to 90 % PV penetration in the MV network, beyond which additional measures were found necessary.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia - Bangalore, India
Duration: 10 Nov 201313 Nov 2013

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia
Abbreviated titleISGT Asia
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period10/11/1313/11/13

Fingerprint

Electric power distribution
Electric potential
Distributed power generation
Network management
Electricity
Heating
Economics
Demand side management
Water

Cite this

Pillai, G. G., Putrus, G. A., & Pearsall, N. M. (2013). The potential of demand side management to facilitate PV penetration. 1-5. Paper presented at IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, Bangalore, India. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2013.6698719
Pillai, Gobind G. ; Putrus, Ghanim A. ; Pearsall, Nicola M. / The potential of demand side management to facilitate PV penetration. Paper presented at IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, Bangalore, India.
@conference{6ffc6ae8f93f4579bedb761d2fd653fb,
title = "The potential of demand side management to facilitate PV penetration",
abstract = "In future smart grids, smart metering, active distribution network management, electric-mobility and a high penetration of distributed generation are anticipated. At times of high PV production and low electricity demand, network voltage rise may exceed limits resulting in a consequent curtailment of PV generation reducing the energy yield. A decrease in energy yield reduces the PV system economic viability which may result in the rate of PV adoption being less than anticipated depending upon how curtailment is handled. The potential of smart grids, especially by means of Demand Side Management (DSM), to facilitate PV penetration by capturing maximum PV energy is investigated in this paper. The impact of varying PV penetrations on the node voltages of a generic UK urban distribution network is analyzed by means of simplified distribution load flow to identify voltage limit violations and PV generation hosting capacity of the network. Then the feasibility of maximizing PV energy capture by time shifting flexible consumer loads is investigated. It is seen that the entire PV over-production in the LV feeder can be captured by the use of flexible wet loads and electric water heating alone, for up to 90 {\%} PV penetration in the MV network, beyond which additional measures were found necessary.",
author = "Pillai, {Gobind G.} and Putrus, {Ghanim A.} and Pearsall, {Nicola M.}",
year = "2013",
doi = "10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2013.6698719",
language = "English",
pages = "1--5",
note = "IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT Asia ; Conference date: 10-11-2013 Through 13-11-2013",

}

Pillai, GG, Putrus, GA & Pearsall, NM 2013, 'The potential of demand side management to facilitate PV penetration' Paper presented at IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, Bangalore, India, 10/11/13 - 13/11/13, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2013.6698719

The potential of demand side management to facilitate PV penetration. / Pillai, Gobind G.; Putrus, Ghanim A.; Pearsall, Nicola M.

2013. 1-5 Paper presented at IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, Bangalore, India.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

TY - CONF

T1 - The potential of demand side management to facilitate PV penetration

AU - Pillai, Gobind G.

AU - Putrus, Ghanim A.

AU - Pearsall, Nicola M.

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - In future smart grids, smart metering, active distribution network management, electric-mobility and a high penetration of distributed generation are anticipated. At times of high PV production and low electricity demand, network voltage rise may exceed limits resulting in a consequent curtailment of PV generation reducing the energy yield. A decrease in energy yield reduces the PV system economic viability which may result in the rate of PV adoption being less than anticipated depending upon how curtailment is handled. The potential of smart grids, especially by means of Demand Side Management (DSM), to facilitate PV penetration by capturing maximum PV energy is investigated in this paper. The impact of varying PV penetrations on the node voltages of a generic UK urban distribution network is analyzed by means of simplified distribution load flow to identify voltage limit violations and PV generation hosting capacity of the network. Then the feasibility of maximizing PV energy capture by time shifting flexible consumer loads is investigated. It is seen that the entire PV over-production in the LV feeder can be captured by the use of flexible wet loads and electric water heating alone, for up to 90 % PV penetration in the MV network, beyond which additional measures were found necessary.

AB - In future smart grids, smart metering, active distribution network management, electric-mobility and a high penetration of distributed generation are anticipated. At times of high PV production and low electricity demand, network voltage rise may exceed limits resulting in a consequent curtailment of PV generation reducing the energy yield. A decrease in energy yield reduces the PV system economic viability which may result in the rate of PV adoption being less than anticipated depending upon how curtailment is handled. The potential of smart grids, especially by means of Demand Side Management (DSM), to facilitate PV penetration by capturing maximum PV energy is investigated in this paper. The impact of varying PV penetrations on the node voltages of a generic UK urban distribution network is analyzed by means of simplified distribution load flow to identify voltage limit violations and PV generation hosting capacity of the network. Then the feasibility of maximizing PV energy capture by time shifting flexible consumer loads is investigated. It is seen that the entire PV over-production in the LV feeder can be captured by the use of flexible wet loads and electric water heating alone, for up to 90 % PV penetration in the MV network, beyond which additional measures were found necessary.

U2 - 10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2013.6698719

DO - 10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2013.6698719

M3 - Paper

SP - 1

EP - 5

ER -

Pillai GG, Putrus GA, Pearsall NM. The potential of demand side management to facilitate PV penetration. 2013. Paper presented at IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, Bangalore, India. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2013.6698719