PV Power Curtailment and BESS Management for Distribution Networks: A Practical Approach

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Active power curtailment, battery energy storage system management, thermal limits issues, voltage issues, unbalance voltage rate, stochastic simulation

Abstract

Voltage and thermal limits in distribution feeders are the main features assessed to determine their hosting capacity (HC) due to the integration of distributed generation (DG), especially photovoltaic systems (PV). This paper proposes a PV active power curtailment control strategy combined with the management of battery energy storage systems (BESS) under high penetration of PV systems. In addition, the voltage imbalances rate is included in the evaluated operating parameters in order to reduce voltage and thermal issues and avoid or postpone the feeder reinforcement costs. The study uses Monte-Carlo and stochastic simulations to determine the HC and the PV system's random location. Also, several PV systems capacities are proposed by using statistics. Mexican standards are used for the HC estimation and to perform the power curtailment control strategy. The use of smart PV inverters is considered to reduce or increase the PV active power generation. The BESSs are capable of regulating their charge and discharge cycle independently. The results show the advantages of using strategies separately and in combination can be beneficial to improve the feeder performance.

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Author Biographies

Clarissa Nallely Acosta Campas, Intituto Tecnológico de Morelia

received her eng. degree in electromechanical engineering in 2015 from Instituto Tecnologico de Sonora, Mexico. Her M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 2018 from Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia and her Ph.D. in 2022 from Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, Mexico. Her research includes the analysis of the integration of distributed generation to electrical distribution networks.

Manuel Madrigal Martinez, Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia

received his eng. degree in electrical engineer in 1993 from Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, Mexico. His M.sC. degree in 1996 from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon and Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He is currently professor-researcher at the Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, is a IEEE Senior Member. His interest areas are the harmonic propagation and renewable energy sources integration to electrical networks.

Hector Francisco Ruiz Paredes, Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia

received his eng. degree in electrical engineer from Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, Mexico. His M.Sc. degree in 1977 from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology U.K. He is a professor-researcher at the Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, is a IEEE Life Senior Member. His interest areas are the control and automation of electrical distribution systems.

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Published

2022-09-05

How to Cite

Acosta Campas, C. N., Madrigal Martinez, M., & Ruiz Paredes, H. F. (2022). PV Power Curtailment and BESS Management for Distribution Networks: A Practical Approach. IEEE Latin America Transactions, 100(XXX). Retrieved from https://latamt.ieeer9.org/index.php/transactions/article/view/7017

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Electric Energy