Comparison on the Impact of 0.4 MW PV with Central Inverter vs String Inverter on Distribution Network Operation

Mohd Z. Bin Che Wanik, A. A. Jabbar, N. K. Singh, A. P. Sanfilippo

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Abstract

This paper compares the impact of a middle-size Solar PV plant on the distribution network operations of a neighbourhood power grid in two inverter technology scenarios: central and string inverters. As a case study, we focus on the integration of a 0.4 MWp PV plant with the Education City Housing Complex power grid in Doha, Qatar. The goal of the ensuing power system analysis is to assess the feasibility of the interconnection in question. The study utilizes the DIgSILENT PowerFactory simulator to assess the criteria that ensure a safe interconnection. The study indicates that the PV interconnection under analysis does not result in violations of the code of practice of a typical distribution network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 7th International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages162-167
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538654316
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2019
Event7th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 3 Dec 20184 Dec 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE 7th International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2018

Conference

Conference7th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period3/12/184/12/18

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Keywords

  • Central Inverter
  • Distribution Network
  • Photovoltaic
  • Power System Study
  • String Inverter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Wanik, M. Z. B. C., Jabbar, A. A., Singh, N. K., & Sanfilippo, A. P. (2019). Comparison on the Impact of 0.4 MW PV with Central Inverter vs String Inverter on Distribution Network Operation. In 2018 IEEE 7th International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2018 (pp. 162-167). [8684075] (2018 IEEE 7th International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PECON.2018.8684075