An analysis of photo-voltaic hosting capacity in finnish low voltage distribution networks

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The ascending trend of photo-voltaic (PV) utilization on a domestic scale in Finland, calls for a technical aspects review of low voltage (LV) networks. This work investigates the technical factors that limit the PV hosting capacity, in realistic case networks, designed relative to different geographical areas of Finland. A Monte Carlo method based analysis was performed, in order to quantify the hosting capacity of the formulated networks, with balanced and unbalanced feeds, in PV systems and their limiting constraints were evaluated. Finally, the effectiveness of on-load tap changer (OLTC) in increasing the PV penetration, when employed in the LV system, was investigated.


Original languageEnglish
Article number1702
Number of pages16
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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  • Low voltage networks, Monte Carlo analysis, Photo-Voltaic systems, PV hosting capacity

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