Reduction of the Low Voltage Substation Constraints by Inserting Photovoltaic Systems in Underserved Areas

Author(s): Benbouza Naima*, Benfarhi Louiza, Azoui Boubekeur.

Journal Name: Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Volume 12 , Issue 2 , 2019

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Background: The improvement of the voltage in power lines and the respect of the low voltage distribution transformer substations constraints (Transformer utilization rate and Voltage drop) are possible by several means: reinforcement of conductor sections, installation of new MV / LV substations (Medium Voltage (MV), Low Voltage (LV)), etc.

Methods: Connection of mini-photovoltaic systems (PV) to the network, or to consumers in underserved areas, is a well-adopted solution to solve the problem of voltage drop and lighten the substation transformer, and at the same time provide clean electrical energy. PV systems can therefore contribute to this solution since they produce energy at the deficit site.

Results: This paper presents the improvement of transformer substation constraints, supplying an end of low voltage electrical line, by inserting photovoltaic systems at underserved subscribers.

Conclusion: This study is applied to a typical load pattern, specified to the consumers region.

Keywords: Transformer utilization rate, Voltage drop, Compensation, Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, Grid Connected PV Systems, Solar Irradiation.

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Year: 2019
Page: [105 - 112]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/2352096511666180523095219
Price: $58

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