Technical issues of the integration of distributed generation (GD) in distribution networks are related to effects on power service quality (supply reliability, network voltage changes), power flows and network losses. The aim of this chapter is to perform a technical and economic evaluation of the impact that the connection of a Photovoltaic (PV) Power Plant has upon the electric energy distribution network in the distribution operator (DO) area. Additionally, the study also examines the effects on final consumers. The approach starts from general considerations and it continues with their practical application in a case study.
Part of the book: Renewable Energy