Probabilistic load flow based voltage stability assessment of solar power integration into power grids

Adelhard Beni Rehiara, Elias Kondorura Bawan, Antonius Duma Palintin, Bibiana Rosalina Wihyawari, Fourys Yudo Setiawan Paisey, Yulianus Rombe Pasalli


The interconnection of renewable energies increases the complexity of modern power systems. Hence, stability assessments should be made to ensure the system’s stability after penetration. Solar power is a type of renewable energy that has become a widespread energy source among renewable energy sources. About 1 MWp of the solar power plant has been prepared to be interconnected to the IEEE 8 bus of Manokwari grid, and this paper investigates the voltage profile, power losses, and stability of the solar power plant penetration using an adaptive kernel density estimator (AKDE) and compares it to a Monte Carlo simulation (MCS)-based probabilistic load flow (PLF). About 5000 samples have been used to test the grid after the connection. Results of simulations show that the solar penetration can reduce power losses from 0.4084 MW to 0.3080 MW and 0.3045 MW by the proposed method and MCS method, respectively, and further increase the bus voltage profile. The power network has the stability to be connected to solar power, as indicated by the small stability index values of each bus. The proposed method using the AKDE method has a more accurate result in stability indices indicated by small fast voltage stability index (FVSI), line stability index (Lmn), and line stability factor (LQP) indices. 


Adaptive kernel density estimator; Load flow; Monte Carlo simulation; Power loses; Solar power; Voltage profile; Voltage stability

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