Impact of high penetrations of micro-generation on low voltage distribution networks

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Title: Impact of high penetrations of micro-generation on low voltage distribution networks
Authors: Richardson, Peter
Keane, Andrew
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3203
Date: Jun-2009
Abstract: Due to rising fossil fuel and electricity prices and the overall need to reduce carbon emissions, there is a growing interest in the utilisation of micro-generation amongst electricity consumers and governments alike. Electricity consumers are installing small scale generators on their premises, which are also being connected to existing low voltage (LV) electricity supply networks. High penetrations of micro-generation may present challenges to the planning and operation of LV electricity networks. This is due to LV distribution networks being designed for delivery of electricity from sub-stations to the consumers and not for accommodating generation. The aim of the work presented in this paper is to examine the effect of high penetrations of micro-generation on the voltage levels of a section of existing Irish LV distribution network.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Other funder
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright (published version): 2009 CIRED/The IET
Subject LCSH: Electric power production--Ireland
Low voltage systems--Ireland
Electric power distribution--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: 20th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution - Part 1, 2009. CIRED 2009
Conference Details: Paper presented at the 20th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2009, Prague, 8-11 June 2009
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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