Intelligent Distribution Voltage Control in The Presence of Intermittent Embedded Photo-Voltaic Generation

Wong, Kai Cheung Peter (2017) Intelligent Distribution Voltage Control in The Presence of Intermittent Embedded Photo-Voltaic Generation. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

Dwindling fossil fuel resources and the concern for greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the burning of fossil fuels have led to significant development of renewable energy in many countries. While renewable energy takes many forms, solar and wind resources are being harvested in commercial scale in many parts of the world. Government incentives such as Renewable Energy Certificates and Feed-in Tariffs have contributed to the rapid uptake. Australia, per capita of population, has topped the world in the penetration of residential roof-top solar generation systems. With electricity consumers of only 10 million, there are almost 1.5 million grid connected residential solar installations approaching 5,000MW of installed capacity in June 2016, and the number continues to grow. These residential PV generations are embedded in the Low Voltage (LV) networks that were traditionally designed to take one-way flow of electricity only. As the number of embedded solar generators increases, customers begin to experience voltage quality problems.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/34842
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Current > Division/Research > College of Science and Engineering
Keywords rooftop photovoltaic systems, renewable energy resources, steady-state voltage, voltage standards, voltage quality, smart meters, solar output model, Low Voltage network modelling, voltage control, phase imbalance, PV hosting capacity, smart grid technologies
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