Locational Sensitivity Investigation on PV Hosting Capacity and Fast Track PV Screening

Fei Ding, Barry Mather, Peter Gotseff, Kyri Baker, Nathan Ainsworth

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Abstract

A 15% PV penetration threshold is commonly used by utilities to define photovoltaic (PV) screening methods where PV penetration is defined as the ratio of total solar PV capacity on a line section to peak load. However, this method doesn't take into account PV locational impact or feeder characteristics that could strongly change the feeder's capability to host PVs. This paper investigates the impact of PV location and phase connection type on PV hosting capacity, and then proposes a fast-track PV screening approach that leverages various PV hosting capacity metric responding to different PV locations and types. The proposed study could help utilities to evaluate PV interconnection requests and also help increase the PV hosting capacity of distribution feeders without adverse impacts on system voltages.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Jul 2016
Event2016 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2016 - Dallas, United States
Duration: 3 May 20165 May 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDallas
Period3/05/165/05/16

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 IEEE.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-64857

Keywords

  • distribution system
  • hosting capacity
  • Photovoltaic
  • PV screening
  • voltage improvement

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