Planning for Optimal Accommodation of Dispersed Generation in Distribution Networks

A. R. Wallace, G. P. Harrison

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The capacity of dispersed renewable generation will increase significantly in the UK and elsewhere as a result of Government targets and incentives. Its connection at distribution level creates a number of technical problems that
for individual connections can be mitigated, albeit at a cost to the developer and network operators. For significant volumes of connections, there is an apparent risk of conflict between connections in that inappropriately sized or located
plant could constrain greater development of the network and consequently threaten the achievement of Government renewable energy targets. In this paper, techniques are outlined that provide a means of determining the maximum capacity of generation that may be accommodated within a
network. The optimal power flow-based techniques appear to be suited to the task and could provide the basis of planning tools for network operators.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Electricity Distribution CIRED 2003
Place of PublicationBarcelona
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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