Effectiveness of updating the parameters of the Volt-VAR control depending on the PV penetration rate and weather conditions

Yuta Takasawa, Satoru Akagi, Shinya Yoshizawa, Hideo Ishii, Yasuhiro Hayashi

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Abstract

In this study, updating parameters of smart inverters (SI) based on the change of PV penetration rate and weather conditions was evaluated. Among a wide variety of functionalities of SI, we focused on Volt-VAR control and comprehensively investigated the voltage profile in distribution network (DN) for various parameters. For the scenario in which PV penetration rate or weather condition was changed, we compared the total energy loss for the updated and fixed parameters, while avoiding voltage violation. We found that the maximum reduction rate of energy loss by appropriately changing the Volt-VAR parameters was 14.4% and 13.7%, respectively for the two cases, and that the parameters should be preferably updated according to the condition of DN from the view point of reducing energy loss. Quantitative results of Volt-VAR parameters survey were summarized, which can be a guide for how to use the functionality when PV is heavily installed in DN.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538649503
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 8
Event7th IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT-Asia 2017 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2017 Dec 42017 Dec 7

Other

Other7th IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT-Asia 2017
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period17/12/417/12/7

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Electric power distribution
Penetration
Weather
Updating
Energy dissipation
Distribution Network
Electric potential
Energy
Voltage
Scenarios

Keywords

  • Distribution network
  • Flexibility
  • Smart Inverter
  • Volt-VAR function
  • Voltage control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Takasawa, Y., Akagi, S., Yoshizawa, S., Ishii, H., & Hayashi, Y. (2018). Effectiveness of updating the parameters of the Volt-VAR control depending on the PV penetration rate and weather conditions. In 2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia: Smart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017 (pp. 1-5). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2017.8378328

Effectiveness of updating the parameters of the Volt-VAR control depending on the PV penetration rate and weather conditions. / Takasawa, Yuta; Akagi, Satoru; Yoshizawa, Shinya; Ishii, Hideo; Hayashi, Yasuhiro.

2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia: Smart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 1-5.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Takasawa, Y, Akagi, S, Yoshizawa, S, Ishii, H & Hayashi, Y 2018, Effectiveness of updating the parameters of the Volt-VAR control depending on the PV penetration rate and weather conditions. in 2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia: Smart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1-5, 7th IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia, ISGT-Asia 2017, Auckland, New Zealand, 17/12/4. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2017.8378328
Takasawa Y, Akagi S, Yoshizawa S, Ishii H, Hayashi Y. Effectiveness of updating the parameters of the Volt-VAR control depending on the PV penetration rate and weather conditions. In 2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia: Smart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 1-5 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2017.8378328
Takasawa, Yuta ; Akagi, Satoru ; Yoshizawa, Shinya ; Ishii, Hideo ; Hayashi, Yasuhiro. / Effectiveness of updating the parameters of the Volt-VAR control depending on the PV penetration rate and weather conditions. 2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia: Smart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 1-5
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