Improving voltage profile of residential distribution systems using rooftop PVs and Battery Energy Storage systems

M. N. Kabir, Y. Mishra, G. Ledwich, Zhao Xu, R. C. Bansal

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Large number of rooftop Photovoltaics (PVs) have turned traditional passive networks into active networks with intermittent and bidirectional power flow. A community based distribution network grid reinforcement process is proposed to address technical challenges associated with large integration of rooftop PVs. Probabilistic estimation of intermittent PV generation is considered. Depending on the network parameters such as the R/. X ratio of distribution feeder, either reactive control from PVs or coordinated control of PVs and Battery Energy Storage (BES) has been proposed. Determination of BES capacity is one of the significant outcomes from the proposed method and several factors such as variation in PV installed capacity as well as participation from community members are analyzed. The proposed approach is convenient for the community members providing them flexibility of managing their integrated PV and BES systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-300
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Energy
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


  • Battery Energy Storage (BES)
  • Distribution networks
  • Droop control
  • Low Voltage (LV) line
  • Photovoltaic (PV)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Energy(all)

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