Sequential Mitigation Solutions to Enable Distributed PV Grid Integration

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This paper presents a method to assess the technical impacts of a series of distribution system mitigations for integrating increasing penetrations of distributed generation from solar photovoltaics (DGPV). Solutions considered include distribution grid upgrades and advanced control technologies. This study helps pave the way to estimate the distribution integration costs needed to reach various PV penetration levels. The approach uses three stream-lined, bounding scenarios for increased PV penetration patterns. It begins by studying the distribution impact of PV power and quantifying the PV hosting capacity. Then, it studies multiple mitigation solutions to increase PV penetration on distribution feeders. These mitigation solutions are implemented in a sequential manner according to their typical costs. The proposed technique is demonstrated on two representative distribution feeders.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 21 Dec 2018
Event2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018 - Portland, United States
Duration: 5 Aug 201810 Aug 2018


Conference2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5D00-70411 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-73327


  • Hosting capacity
  • Photovoltaic
  • PV grid integration
  • Smart inverter
  • Voltage mitigation


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