DG Locational Incremental Contribution to Grid Supply Level

Ignacio Hernando Gil, Zhipeng Zhang, Mike Brian Ndawula, Sasa Z. Djokic

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Due to decarbonisation and decentralisation of energy sectors, the rise of distributed generation (DG) will modify generation and demand patterns at grid supply points (GSPs), where the interface between distribution and transmission systems takes place. This paper proposes an analytical method to evaluate the DG locational incremental contribution (LIC) to the interface with the transmission grid. Accordingly, the original model of the UK engineering recommendation P2 is enhanced by studying the impacts from high-voltage distribution networks (i.e. ≤ 132 kV) under normal and contingent conditions. This approach enables a more accurate network security assessment, especially when considering contingencies such as distribution system faults. The original P2 is compared against different enhanced approaches on three basic distribution networks, followed by a sensitivity analysis on a revised IEEE 14-bus GSP system. The proposed LIC method produces results that assess a wider range of conditions including DG penetration, concentration and system reliability. Furthermore, it provides an increased DG visibility for transmission planning and operation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe)
Place of PublicationU. S. A.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728174556
ISBN (Print)9781728174563
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2020


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