Special Issue "Impact of Interconnected PV Systems on Power Quality of Distribution Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: modeling, simulation, and advanced control of power electronic converters and their applications in renewable energy systems; solid state transformers; power quality enhancement
Interests: control of electrical machine drives; renewable energy; energy storage systems; smart grids and power quality
Interests: electric grid modeling and operations; photovoltaic hosting capacity analysis and integration; signal-processing algorithms for energy-related; measurements applications mainly focused on synchrophasors and grid state estimation
Interests: control of wind turbines; power electronic converters applied to renewable energy sources; smart grids; power systems; power quality; energy efficiency
Interests: energy yield simulation; performance assessment; due diligence; monitoring; reporting; fault detection and diagnosis
The number of interconnected PV systems on the grid has been growing steadily in recent years. The contribution to low carbon electricity generation is desirable; however, the influx necessitates determination of its impact on the power quality of distribution networks. Issues such as voltage profile variation and harmonic distortion have been identified. A further understanding of potential issues and the influence on the network power quality is thus necessary.
This Special Issue welcomes original theoretical and practical contributions along with review papers on various aspects of power quality related to grid-connected PV systems. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Representation of power quality characteristics in PV system software models;
- Improved power converter topologies and modulation strategies for mitigation of power quality issues;
- Advanced PV system control structures and their tuning for mitigation of power quality effects;
- Impact on distribution networks’ power quality indicators from the integration of PV systems;
- Effect of network connection and capacity on the interaction of PV systems with the network;
- Integrated PV and energy storage systems and their impact on the voltage profile variation;
- Monitoring and analysis of power quality effects arising from grid-connected PV systems;
- Advanced measurements and signal processing techniques to detect power quality in the presence of PV systems;
- Electromagnetic interference in PV systems.
Prof. Dr. Sonia Ferreira Pinto
Dr. Cedric Caruana
Dr. Grazia Barchi
Dr. John Licari
Dr. Jonathan Leloux
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