Advanced Planning of PV-Rich Distribution Networks - Deliverable 2: Innovative Analytical Techniques

Andreas Procopiou, Luis Ochoa

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne | Published : 2019


This document presents a smart meter-driven analytical technique proposed by The University of Melbourne to estimate PV hosting capacity in distribution networks. Two significantly different HV feeders, urban and rural, are modelled in detail with growing PV penetrations in a horizon of 5 years to create a large realistic smart meter data set. The analytical technique is then applied to this data set for different PV penetrations. The findings show that the proposed analytical technique provides adequate estimations of PV hosting capacity, making it a faster and simpler alternative to model-based approaches.