NREL/SCE High Penetration PV Integration Project: FY13 Annual Report

Barry Mather, Sunil Shah, Benjamin Norris, Li Yu, Richard Seguin, John Dise, Farid Katiraei, Dominic Paradis, David Costyk, Jeremy Woyak, Jaesung Jung, Kevin Russell, Robert Broadwater

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


In 2010, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Southern California Edison (SCE), Quanta Technology, Satcon Technology Corporation, Electrical Distribution Design (EDD), and Clean Power Research (CPR) teamed to analyze the impacts of high penetration levels of photovoltaic (PV) systems interconnected onto the SCE distribution system. This project was designed specifically to benefitfrom the experience that SCE and the project team would gain during the installation of 500 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale PV systems (with 1-5 MW typical ratings) starting in 2010 and completing in 2015 within SCE's service territory through a program approved by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC). This report provides the findings of the research completed under the project todate.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages220
StatePublished - 2014

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5D00-61269


  • distribution
  • interconnection
  • photovoltaic grid integration
  • PV impact assessment
  • quasi-static time-series analysis


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