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Extraction of 9,163 real LV network models from DNO GIS database to assess overvoltage from PV and consequent mitigation measures

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Neal WadeORCiD



The scale of the overvoltage problems that will be seen across a Distribution Network Operator’s low voltage network is quantified for increasing levels of solar photovoltaic integration. This is completed on 9,163 real low voltage network models which have been extracted using a bespoke method from a Geographical Information System. Two configurations of distributed energy storage are investigated; home storage randomly taken up by customers; and storage directed by the Distribution Network Operator to areas where it will give the greatest effect on overvoltage problems. It is found that a planned approach is more effective in mitigating overvoltage than if consumers adopt storage in an ad-hoc manner, although the later can bring advantages.

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Author(s): Crossland AF, Wade NS, Jones D

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: CIRED 23rd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution

Year of Conference: 2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Date deposited: 29/02/2016