Distribution system modeling using CYMDIST for study of high penetration of distributed solar photovoltaics

Yingying Tang, Xiaolin Mao, Raja Ayyanar

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Abstract

This paper discusses the detailed procedure for automated construction of a distribution system model using CYMDIST. Information about the distribution system equipments and lines is provided in geographic information system (GIS) data, and load and PV data is obtained by advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). Based on the given data, step by step method to construct the distribution system model is described. The model constructed includes single phase loads, high penetration of single phase solar photovoltaics (PV), and two large three-phase PV. CYMDIST has the ability to execute the three phase unbalanced power flow analysis on the model. Analysis results with and without PV in terms of voltage profiles, KW profiles and KVAR profiles are presented, in order to investigate the impact of high penetration of distributed solar photovoltaics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2012
Event2012 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2012 - Champaign, IL, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2012Sep 11 2012

Publication series

Name2012 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2012

Other

Other2012 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityChampaign, IL
Period9/9/129/11/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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