Hawaiian Electric Advanced Inverter Grid Support Function Laboratory Validation and Analysis

Anderson Hoke, Adarsh Nagarajan, Kumaraguru Prabakar, Vahan Gevorgian, Blake Lundstrom, Marc Asano, Reid Ueda, Jon Shindo, Kandice Kubojiri, Riley Ceria, Earle Ifuku, Austin Nelson, Shaili Nepal

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The objective for this test plan was to better understand how to utilize the performance capabilities of advanced inverter functions to allow the interconnection of distributed energy resource (DER) systems to support the new Customer Self-Supply, Customer Grid-Supply, and other future DER programs. The purpose of this project was: 1) to characterize how the tested grid supportive inverters performed the functions of interest, 2) to evaluate the grid supportive inverters in an environment that emulates the dynamics of O'ahu's electrical distribution system, and 3) to gain insight into the benefits of the grid support functions on selected O'ahu island distribution feeders. These goals were achieved through laboratory testing of photovoltaic inverters, including power hardware-in-the-loop testing.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages152
StatePublished - 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5D00-67485


  • distributed energy resources
  • electrical distribution systems
  • grid support functions
  • inverters
  • photovoltaics
  • power hardware-in-the-loop


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