This technical report presents the details and findings for the project “Addressing Barriers to Efficient Integration of Renewables”, for the period 15 Jul 2019 to 8 Feb 2020.
Reliable and economic integration of distributed energy resources (DERs), such as rooftop photovoltaics (PV) with energy storage, introduces specific challenges resulting from their widespread growth. The integration of DERs impacts both the steady-state and the dynamic behaviour of the Bulk Power System (BPS). The safe operation of the BPS depends upon improvements in forecasting, monitoring, modelling and interconnection requirements. These improvements will facilitate the operation and enhance the reliability of the BPS with increased penetration of DER. The penetration of DERs in the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) has increased significantly in the past decade. It is therefore crucial to develop accurate DER models for BPS studies in the NEM. To partially address this task, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) under the Emerging Renewable Program has funded this project to develop accurate models to represent the aggregate behaviour of various DERs and loads operating in Australia. The aim of this project is to develop a generic aggregate DER and composite load model (PV-Load model) that can be used for real-time and look-ahead studies in BPSs.
This technical report presents the details and findings for the project ”Addressing barriers to efficient integration of renewables”, for the period 15 Jul 2019 to 08 Feb 2020. The specific topics discussed in this report include:
- Task 1 Providing options for managing high levels of rooftop PV, given findings and ongoing progress of the load monitoring program.
- Task 2 Providing results of modelling from Milestone 2.