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Title: Assumptions and approximations typically applied in modelling LV networks with high penetrations of low carbon technologies
Authors: Urquhart, Andrew J.
Thomson, Murray
Keywords: Network simulation
Reinforcement planning
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Energynautics GmbH
Citation: URQUHART, A.J. and THOMSON, M., 2013. Assumptions and approximations typically applied in modelling LV networks with high penetrations of low carbon technologies. Solar Integration Workshop 2013, London, October 21st-22nd 2013, 6pp.
Abstract: Uncertainties in the assessment of LV network capacity to accommodate PV and other low-carbon technologies can lead to installation constraints or costly network reinforcements that may not be entirely necessary. This paper reviews the numerous assumptions often used in such assessments and highlights those relating to time resolution of demand models, harmonics, network grounding and impedance modelling as being particularly questionable. In many cases, the individual assumptions may be low risk, but there is greater uncertainty when assumptions are applied in combination.
Description: This conference paper was presented at the 3rd Solar Integration Workshop and published in the workshop's proceedings.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK and by E.ON New Build & Technology Ltd., UK.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13425
Publisher Link: http://www.solarintegrationworkshop.org/
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Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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