Distributed energy resourcesProject Advanced Planning of PV-Rich Distribution Networks Study
This report investigates the adoption of traditional solutions such as change of off-load and on-load tap changer positions and/or network augmentation to increase the hosting capacity of PV-rich distribution networks considering the new Victorian Volt-Watt and Volt-var settings which mandates that both power quality response modes are enabled.
This document corresponds to the “Deliverable 3: Traditional Solutions” part of the project Advanced Planning of PV-Rich Distribution Networks with funding assistance by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) as part of ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program and led by the University of Melbourne in collaboration with AusNet Services. It focuses on the investigation of “traditional solutions” aiming at increasing the solar PV hosting capacity (HC) of Distribution Networks considering the new Victorian Volt-Watt and Volt-var settings which mandates that both power quality response modes are enabled.
This document first presents the traditional solutions investigated in this Task and details the methodologies adopted for the corresponding solutions. Chapter 3 presents the data and considerations used for the analyses and case studies performed in this Task. Chapters 4-7 present and discuss the results obtained from each case study. Finally, conclusions and next steps are presented in Chapter 8 and 9, respectively.