Integrating photovoltaics into utility distribution systems

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Electric utility distribution system impacts associated with the integration of distributed photovoltaic (PV) energy sources vary from site to site and utility to utility. The objective of this paper is to examine several utility- and site-specific conditions which may affect economic viability of distributed PV applications to utility systems. Assessment methodology compatible with technical and economic assessment techniques employed by utility engineers and planners is employed to determine PV benefits for seven different utility systems. The seven case studies are performed using utility system characteristics and assumptions obtained from appropriate utility personnel. The resulting site-specific distributed PV benefits increase nonsite-specific ... continued below

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Zaininger, H.W. & Barnes, P.R. March 1, 1995.

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  • Zaininger, H.W. Zaininger Engineering Co., Inc., San Jose, CA (United States)
  • Barnes, P.R. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

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Electric utility distribution system impacts associated with the integration of distributed photovoltaic (PV) energy sources vary from site to site and utility to utility. The objective of this paper is to examine several utility- and site-specific conditions which may affect economic viability of distributed PV applications to utility systems. Assessment methodology compatible with technical and economic assessment techniques employed by utility engineers and planners is employed to determine PV benefits for seven different utility systems. The seven case studies are performed using utility system characteristics and assumptions obtained from appropriate utility personnel. The resulting site-specific distributed PV benefits increase nonsite-specific generation system benefits available to central station PV plants as much as 46%, for one utility located in the Southwest.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95008779

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  • 1. world conference on photovoltaic energy conversion, Waikoloa, HI (United States), 5-9 Dec 1994

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  • Other: DE95008779
  • Report No.: CONF-941203--23
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 32549
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680304

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Zaininger, H.W. & Barnes, P.R. Integrating photovoltaics into utility distribution systems, article, March 1, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680304/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.