Category Archives: Grid Integration

The Potential of Demand Side Management to Facilitate PV Penetration

Authors: G. Pillai, G. Putrus, N. Pearsall IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies ASIA (ISGT ASIA 2013), Bangalore, India, 10th -13th November 2013 In future smart grids, smart metering, active distribution network management, electric-mobility and a high penetration of distributed generation are anticipated. At times of high PV production and low electricity demand, network voltage rise may […]

Impact of Policy Reforms, in Response to Higher PV Penetration Challenges, on PV Energy Usage

Authors: G. Pillai, G. Putrus, N. Pearsall IGCCIA International Research Conference 2013, Goa, India, 23rd November 2013 The increase of Photovoltaic (PV) penetration levels in electricity distribution networks may result in PV energy generation exceeding the consumer energy demand for certain weather and consumer demand conditions. This will lead to reverse power flow feeding back to the […]

Performance Assessment of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Inverters Based on Field Monitoring

Authors: G. Pillai, G. Putrus, R. S. Anand, R. Pon Perumal IEEE PEDG-5 Conference, Galway, Ireland, 24th-27th June 2014 Most grid-connected photovoltaic inverters in the Indian market are designed based on European standards and have not been tested in the Indian climate. In this paper, the performances of eight photovoltaic inverters from three different manufacturers connected […]

Generation of Synthetic Benchmark Electrical Load Profiles Using Publicly Available Load and Weather Data

Authors: G. Pillai, G. Putrus, N. Pearsall Elsevier International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, October 2014 Electrical load profiles of a particular region are usually required in order to study the performance of renewable energy technologies and the impact of different operational strategies on the power grid. Load profiles are generally constructed based on […]

Near-Term Economic Benefits from Grid-Connected Residential PV Systems

Authors: G. Pillai, G. Putrus, T. Georgitsioti, N. Pearsall Elsevier Energy, April 2014 One of the main reasons attributed to the slow uptake of grid-connected residential PV (photovoltaic) systems, is the lack of information about the near-term economic benefits which are as important as long-term viability for residential customers. This paper presents a comparative assessment of […]