Optimal Placement of Voltage Regulators for Photovoltaic Hosting Capacity Maximization

Xu Xu, Zhao Xu, Jiayong Li, Jian Zhao, Lyu Xue

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Abstract

With the rapidly growing integration of distributed photovoltaic (PV) generation, the need to maximize the hosting capacity (HC) of PV generation in distribution networks (DN) has become a major concern. To maximize the size of PV power absorbed by the system while maintaining required levels of power quality and system stability, this paper has proposed a deterministic optimization based optimal voltage regulator (VR) placement model. This model maximizes the installed capacity of PV generation and minimizes the investment costs of VR, while maintaining the bus voltage within their operating limits. Mathematically, this optimal VR placement problem is formulated as a nonlinear program, then the linearization methods are employed to transform the model to a mix-integer linear program. Finally, the effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated using a modified IEEE 33-bus distribution system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018
EditorsQuan Hao, Anurag Sharma
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1278-1282
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538642917
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 22 May 201825 May 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018

Conference

Conference2018 International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Asia 2018
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period22/05/1825/05/18

Keywords

  • distribution networks
  • hosting capacity
  • installed capacity
  • linearization method
  • mix-integer linear program (MILP)
  • PV generation
  • VR placement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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