Simulation models developed for voltage control in a distribution network using energy storage systems for PV penetration

Lucian Mihet-Popa, Henrik W. Bindner

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Abstract

This paper presents the development of simulation models for DER components in a distribution network, with focus on voltage controllers using energy storage systems for PV penetration. The Vanadium Redox Battery (VRB) system model, used as an energy storage system, was implemented in MATLAB/Simulink and DIgSILENT PowerFactory, based on the efficiency of different components-such as: cell stacks, electrolytes, pumps and power converters, whilst power losses were also taken into account. The simulation results have been validated against measurements using experimental facility of a distributed power system laboratory. To study the variability and the interaction between feeders including VRB, PV system and active units an overvoltage controller has also been developed, implemented and tested successfully.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2013
Pages7487 - 7492
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0224-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIECON 2013: 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10 Nov 201313 Nov 2013

Conference

ConferenceIECON 2013
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period10/11/201313/11/2013

Keywords

  • Communication, Networking and Broadcast Technologies
  • Distributed energy resources
  • PV panels
  • Smart-grid
  • State of Charge (SOC)
  • Vanadium Redox Battery (VRB)

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Mihet-Popa, L., & Bindner, H. W. (2013). Simulation models developed for voltage control in a distribution network using energy storage systems for PV penetration. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 7487 - 7492). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2013.6700379