Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Peak Demand Management on Distribution Networks using Coordinated Behind-The-Meter PV / Battery Systems: The Bruny Island Battery Trial

Franklin, Evan; Gordon, Daniel; Jones, Derek; Scott, Paul; Blackhall, Lachlan; Thiebaux, Sylvie

Description

We introduce the Bruny Island Battery Trial, a collaborative research project which will see around 40 photovoltaic and battery systems installed on Bruny Island in Tasmania by April 2017. This fleet of battery systems will operate via a coordinated optimisation approach featuring network constraint based price signals, to alleviate network capacity problems associated with peak-demand events, which are currently solved by on-island diesel generation. Battery owners meanwhile will benefit from...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorFranklin, Evan
dc.contributor.authorGordon, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorJones, Derek
dc.contributor.authorScott, Paul
dc.contributor.authorBlackhall, Lachlan
dc.contributor.authorThiebaux, Sylvie
dc.coverage.spatialCanberra, Australia
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-30T01:19:28Z
dc.date.available2018-11-30T01:19:28Z
dc.date.createdNovember 29 - December 1 2016
dc.identifier.isbn9780648041405
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/154079
dc.description.abstractWe introduce the Bruny Island Battery Trial, a collaborative research project which will see around 40 photovoltaic and battery systems installed on Bruny Island in Tasmania by April 2017. This fleet of battery systems will operate via a coordinated optimisation approach featuring network constraint based price signals, to alleviate network capacity problems associated with peak-demand events, which are currently solved by on-island diesel generation. Battery owners meanwhile will benefit from two income streams, derived from time-shifting for local tariff optimisation and from network support. We show, via analysis of power flow data measurements over the preceding two-year period, that peak demand on the island is characterised by early morning and early evening peaks, and as such we demonstrate that PV systems alone will only ever have inconsequential impact upon peak demand mitigation. In contrast, we demonstrate that 40 residential-sized PV / battery systems spread across the island would have reduced peak demand over the two-year period by up to 150 kW, would have reduced the number of diesel starts from 43 down to 14 and reduced generator running hours and annual diesel energy production by up to 83% and 91% respectively. Furthermore we show, by modelling the network, the extent to which voltage is able to be controlled, particularly at the extents of the network, by such a deployment of batteries. We conclude that a fleet of behind-the-meter PV / battery systems, if coordinated with network requirements in mind, is an effective alternative to traditional network solutions in addressing peak demand and in addressing voltage issues.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.publisherAustralian PV Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseries2016 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference
dc.sourceProceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2016
dc.source.urihttp://apvi.org.au/solar-research-conference/proceedings-apsrc-2016/
dc.titlePeak Demand Management on Distribution Networks using Coordinated Behind-The-Meter PV / Battery Systems: The Bruny Island Battery Trial
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2016
local.identifier.absfor090605 - Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
local.identifier.absfor090601 - Circuits and Systems
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5357342xPUB231
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationFranklin, Evan, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGordon, Daniel, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationJones, Derek, Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd
local.contributor.affiliationScott, Paul, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBlackhall, Lachlan, Reposit Power Pty Ltd
local.contributor.affiliationThiebaux, Sylvie, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.identifier.absseo850504 - Solar-Photovoltaic Energy
local.identifier.absseo850602 - Energy Storage (excl. Hydrogen)
local.identifier.absseo850601 - Energy Services and Utilities
dc.date.updated2018-11-29T08:20:46Z
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

Download

There are no files associated with this item.


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator