Hosting capacity in distribution grids: A review of definitions, performance indices, determination methodologies, and enhancement techniques

Naveed Qamar, Ammar Arshad*, Karar Mahmoud, Matti Lehtonen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

For the past few years, the world has seen a great shift toward renewable energy resources from conventional ones. But the ever-increasing integration of distributed generation (DG) to the electrical network leads to integration limiting constraints like overvoltage, under voltage, harmonics, equipment ampacity violations, and failure of protection schemes. Therefore, an extensive investigation of the methodologies in which DGs can be incorporated into the electrical network is presented in this manuscript. This article provides an extensive review of all the hosting capacity (HC) terms, references, limiting constraints of the studied networks, geographical segregation, and their determination methodologies. Moreover, the factors defining the HCs of various networks and the architectures employed to increase them, are also explained briefly in the conducted review study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1536-1559
Number of pages24
JournalEnergy Science and Engineering
Volume11
Issue number4
Early online date4 Jan 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023
MoE publication typeA2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review

Keywords

  • distributed generation
  • distribution grid
  • hosting capacity
  • renewable integration

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