Modeling and validation of a distribution system with high PV penetration using zone division method

Yingying Tang, Raja Ayyanar

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Abstract

This paper discusses a procedure for modeling a distribution feeder with large-scale distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation using the analysis tools OpenDSS and CYMDIST, and its extensive validation through comparison with field measurements. The basic distribution system model with high penetration of PV based on extensive geographic information system (GIS) data has been reported in [1]. In this paper, the loads, substation voltage, and PV output are modeled at a finer resolution using data from advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and a network of data acquisition systems (DAS), and by employing a zone division method. The results from power flow analysis at specified conditions such as highest penetration case as well as results from time series analysis over an extended period of time show good correlation with field measurements. The load allocation process combined with the modeling process outlined in [1] can be used to study the impact of varying levels of distributed solar PV on the distribution system operation and design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479936557
StatePublished - Jul 23 2014
Event2014 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Apr 14 2014Apr 17 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference
ISSN (Print)2160-8555
ISSN (Electronic)2160-8563

Other

Other2014 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period4/14/144/17/14

Keywords

  • AMI
  • DAS
  • Distribution system modeling
  • High penetration of PV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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