Real-time estimation of areal PV output power using sunshine duration and smart meters

Kyohhei Kamono, Yuzuru Ueda

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Abstract

In order to stably operate electric power systems under mass integration of photovoltaic systems in distribution systems, distribution system operators have to grasp the total output power of photovoltaic systems in real-time. In this paper, a method to estimate areal photovoltaic output power in realtime using sunshine duration and smart meter measurement is proposed. The proposed method was able to accurately estimate the moving average of areal photovoltaic output power with root mean square error at 3.7% of the total system capacity when using sunshine duration on-site, and 5.2% when using sunshine duration measured at a site 12km away from the estimating area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509056057
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017 - Washington, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017

Conference

Conference44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period25/06/1730/06/17

Keywords

  • Distribution system
  • Photovoltaic system
  • Real-time estimation
  • Smart grid
  • Smart meter
  • Sunshine duration

Cite this

Kamono, K., & Ueda, Y. (2017). Real-time estimation of areal PV output power using sunshine duration and smart meters. In 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017 (pp. 1-6). (2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366212