Ghent University Academic Bibliography

Advanced

Assessment and mitigation of voltage violations by solar panels in a residential distribution grid

Tom Verschueren UGent, Kevin Mets UGent, Bart Meersman, Matthias Strobbe UGent, Chris Develder UGent and Lieven Vandevelde UGent (2011) 2011 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMART GRID COMMUNICATIONS (SMARTGRIDCOMM). p.540-545
abstract
Distributed renewable electricity generators, such as solar cells and wind turbines introduce bidirectional energy flows in the low-voltage power grid, possibly causing voltage violations and grid instabilities. The current solution to this problem comprises automatically switching off some of the local generators, resulting in a loss of green energy. In this paper we study the impact of different solar panel penetration levels in an residential area and the corresponding effects on the distribution feeder line. To mitigate these problems, we assess how effective it is to locally store excess energy in batteries. A case study on a residential feeder serving 63 houses shows that if 80% of them have photo-voltaic (PV) panels, 45% of them would be switched off, resulting in 482 kWh of PV-generated energy being lost. We show that providing a 9 kWh battery at each house can mitigate some voltage violations, and therefor allowing for more renewable energy to be used.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
GENERATION, IBCN, STABILITY, SYSTEMS, ENERGY
in
2011 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMART GRID COMMUNICATIONS (SMARTGRIDCOMM)
pages
540 - 545
publisher
IEEE
place of publication
New York, NY, USA
conference name
2011 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm - 2011)
conference location
Brussels, Belgium
conference start
2011-10-17
conference end
2011-10-20
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000330170100092
ISBN
9781457717024
DOI
10.1109/SmartGridComm.2011.6102381
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
P1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2029546
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2029546
date created
2012-02-14 11:09:33
date last changed
2014-03-10 15:26:20
@inproceedings{2029546,
  abstract     = {Distributed renewable electricity generators, such as solar cells and wind turbines introduce bidirectional energy flows in the low-voltage power grid, possibly causing voltage violations and grid instabilities. The current solution to this problem comprises automatically switching off some of the local generators, resulting in a loss of green energy. In this paper we study the impact of different solar panel penetration levels in an residential area and the corresponding effects on the distribution feeder line. To mitigate these problems, we assess how effective it is to locally store excess energy in batteries. A case study on a residential feeder serving 63 houses shows that if 80\% of them have photo-voltaic (PV) panels, 45\% of them would be switched off, resulting in 482 kWh of PV-generated energy being lost. We show that providing a 9 kWh battery at each house can mitigate some voltage violations, and therefor allowing for more renewable energy to be used.},
  author       = {Verschueren, Tom and Mets, Kevin and Meersman, Bart and Strobbe, Matthias and Develder, Chris and Vandevelde, Lieven},
  booktitle    = {2011 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMART GRID COMMUNICATIONS (SMARTGRIDCOMM)},
  isbn         = {9781457717024},
  keyword      = {GENERATION,IBCN,STABILITY,SYSTEMS,ENERGY},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Brussels, Belgium},
  pages        = {540--545},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Assessment and mitigation of voltage violations by solar panels in a residential distribution grid},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SmartGridComm.2011.6102381},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Verschueren, Tom, Kevin Mets, Bart Meersman, Matthias Strobbe, Chris Develder, and Lieven Vandevelde. 2011. “Assessment and Mitigation of Voltage Violations by Solar Panels in a Residential Distribution Grid.” In 2011 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMART GRID COMMUNICATIONS (SMARTGRIDCOMM), 540–545. New York, NY, USA: IEEE.
APA
Verschueren, T., Mets, K., Meersman, B., Strobbe, M., Develder, C., & Vandevelde, L. (2011). Assessment and mitigation of voltage violations by solar panels in a residential distribution grid. 2011 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMART GRID COMMUNICATIONS (SMARTGRIDCOMM) (pp. 540–545). Presented at the 2011 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm - 2011), New York, NY, USA: IEEE.
Vancouver
1.
Verschueren T, Mets K, Meersman B, Strobbe M, Develder C, Vandevelde L. Assessment and mitigation of voltage violations by solar panels in a residential distribution grid. 2011 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMART GRID COMMUNICATIONS (SMARTGRIDCOMM). New York, NY, USA: IEEE; 2011. p. 540–5.
MLA
Verschueren, Tom, Kevin Mets, Bart Meersman, et al. “Assessment and Mitigation of Voltage Violations by Solar Panels in a Residential Distribution Grid.” 2011 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMART GRID COMMUNICATIONS (SMARTGRIDCOMM). New York, NY, USA: IEEE, 2011. 540–545. Print.