Adopting D-VAR to Mitigate PV Impacts on a Distribution System
Mesut E. Baran
Srdjan Miodrag Lukic
Project runs from 01/01/2019 to 12/31/2019
D-VAR is an emerging technology which is designed for distribution level volt/VAR applications. The goal in the first phase of the study is to quantify the benefits a D-VAR will offer for a given distribution feeder with high penetration of PV. The system that will be considered is a Duke feeder with large PV. Hence, the main focus of this study is to assess how effective mini D-VAR will be in mitigating these impacts on various distribution feeders in Duke Energy service territory.
The study will first simulate a given feeder to investigate the PV impacts on the circuit and then focus on the use of D-VAR to mitigate these issues.