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Reducing the unfairness of coordinated inverter dispatch in pv-rich distribution networks

P Lusis, LLH Andrew, A Liebman, G Tack, S Chakraborty

2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech | IEEE | Published : 2019

Abstract

The integration of a high share of solar photovoltaics (PV) in distribution networks requires advanced voltage control technologies or network augmentation, both associated with significant investment costs. An alternative is to prevent new customers from installing solar PV systems, but this is against the common goal of increasing renewable energy generation. This paper demonstrates that solar PV curtailment in low voltage areas can be reduced and fairly distributed among PV owners by centrally coordinating the operation of PV inverters. The optimal inverter active and reactive power operation points are computed by solving a multi-objective optimization problem with a fairness objective. ..

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