UNSW School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering
Data-driven assessment of distributed PV systems and their impacts on electricity network planning and operation
Navid Haghdadi - UNSW Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM)


Navid Haghdadi, at UNSW SPREE, 20 September 2018

Navid Haghdadi (48Min)

UNSW Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM)

Navid Haghdadi speaks at UNSW SPREE

Abstract

More than 75% of Australia's PV capacity is comprised of small scale distributed systems mostly on residential rooftops - almost two million systems representing around 21% of all houses in Australia. These systems are rarely systematically monitored by network businesses or power system operators and usually seen only as a reduction of load. Given the highly variable and uncertain operation status of these systems it is challenging to estimate the contribution and hence impact of them on the electricity networks. In this seminar some of the steps we have taken to estimate the contribution of these systems in the Australian electricity networks are described. This includes pre-processing steps to prepare the sample data, aggregate generation estimation and the potential impact of these systems on different electricity networks. In addition, some of the other research works including developing a set of open-source tools at Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM) are also described.

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Brief Bio

Navid Haghdadi is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM) at UNSW. His research area includes big data analysis to explore the technical and economic impact of distributed PV systems on the electricity networks as well as designing cost-reflective electricity network tariffs. He is the lead developer of the CEEM's open source tool for designing cost reflective network tariffs and is involved in various other projects at CEEM. Navid has a PhD in Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering from UNSW (2017), a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering - Power Systems (2012) and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (2009) both from the University of Tehran, Iran.


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