Tag Archives: Distribution planning
Guidance on Integrating Energy Storage into Distribution Planning: Using Energy as a Non-Wires Alternative for Distribution Capacity
Deployment of energy storage can potentially enable utilities to defer or avoid the need for traditional grid upgrades, but it can be challenging to evaluate storage as part of distribution planning. This report provides guidance for distribution planners on how to effectively evaluate energy storage to mitigate system overloads or cases where grid components have […]
This report contains the third installment of chapters for a reference book on the state-of-the-art for conventional and advanced distribution planning techniques.
Effective, efficient evaluation of the grid impacts of distributed energy resources is a necessary aspect of distribution planning today. This report defines a method for New York State to analyze hosting capacity—the number and kilowatt capacity of distributed energy resources that distribution feeders can accommodate without adverse impacts to the grid’s power quality and reliability […]
With more distributed energy resources connected to the distribution system, the industry needs methods to plan for and integrate these resources. EPRI has developed such methods and is working with utilities and vendors to implement them with existing distribution planning tools and data that most distribution planners have on hand.