Distributed energy resourcesProject Advanced Planning of PV-Rich Distribution Networks Study
This report consolidates the findings from the “Advanced Planning of PV-Rich Distribution Networks” project and provides a series of planning recommendations to help DNSPs in Australia, and internationally, take adequate planning actions that facilitate the widespread adoption of residential PV in a cost-effective and practical manner.
This report presents the work and findings corresponding to Task 6 “Consolidation of Findings” 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 AusNet Services, and which is led by The University of Melbourne. It consolidates the findings of the 2-year project and, in particular, provides a series of recommendations to help DNSPs in Australia, and internationally, take adequate planning actions that facilitate the adoption of residential PV in a cost- effective and practical manner.
The modelling and analysis tasks carried out within this project have allowed the detailed quantification of the effects that different penetrations of residential PV can have on the studied urban and rural HV- LV feeders when considering a range of potential solutions. This, in turn, has made it possible to estimate not only the increase in PV hosting capacity that each solution can achieve per HV-LV feeder type but also the associated cost.