DG integration issues in unbalanced multi-phase distribution networks

N. K. Roy, H. R. Pota, M. A. Mahmud

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Abstract

This paper analyzes positive and negative impacts of the integration of distributed generation (DG) in unbalanced multi-phase distribution networks. Several aspects, for example, the static voltage stability, power loss, short-circuit and voltage unbalance studies are conducted on an IEEE 13 node unbalanced distribution feeder. Simulation platform used here is DIgSILENT PowerFactory. In this paper, synchronous generators and solar photovoltaic (PV) units are introduced as distributed generators. It is found that, although a DG unit has a positive impact on the voltage stability and power loss of the system, it increases the short-circuit current at all nodes of the feeder. In certain cases, it can impact both positively and negatively on the voltage imbalance phenomenon of a distribution network depending on the single-/three-phase connection of PV units to it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509014057
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2016 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 25 Sept 201628 Sept 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2016 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2016

Conference

Conference2016 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2016
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period25/09/1628/09/16

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