EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2021, 6 - 10 September 2021
Presentation: 6BO.17.1 Finding the Maximum Penetration Level of Rooftop PV Systems and Analyzing their Impact on the Low Voltage Grid in Amsterdam
Type: Oral
Date: Tuesday, 7th September 2021
10:30 - 12:00
Author(s): M. Verkou, Z. Ahmad, H. Ziar, O. Isabella, M. Zeman
Presenter / Speaker: M. Verkou, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
Event: Conference Conference
Session: 6BO.17 Electrical Grid Integration / Solar Power Generation Coupling with Energy Storage
Topic: 6. 3 Power Electronics and Electrical Grid Integration
Summary / Abstract: Urban areas are increasingly relying on X-Integrated Photovoltaic (X-IPV) systems [1] to reach their sustainable electrification ambitions. Municipality decision makers get insights in the potential installed capacity, but the impact of increasing penetration levels on the low-voltage grid is often not considered as a limitation. In this contribution, a real electrical grid of a neighbourhood consisting of 1402 consumers in 282 buildings, in the South district of Amsterdam, is recreated in MATLAB/Simulink to get insights on the effects of increasing penetration level of photovoltaic modules. The outcomes show that no more than 48% of the full potential can be installed to prevent exceeding the constraint of 1.1 p.u. overvoltage. Furthermore, some prevention tactics are considered to allow for higher penetration levels. Decreasing cable impedance or demand side management (DSM) show that the penetration level can be increased up to 73%.