PV and the electricity grid – overcoming the growing pains

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, Law Theatre, University of NSW, Kensington

This workshop discussed the results to date of the IEA PVPS Task 14: High penetration of PV in electricity grids and considered the findings in the Australian context. Australia's contribution to Task 14 is coordinated by the Australian PV Institute. The agenda can be found here.

It is part of Australia's involvement in the International Energy Agency PV Power Systems Program’s Task 14 on High Penetration of PV Systems in Electricity Grids. The Task brings together researchers from the US, Europe, Asia and Australia to address the opportunities and challenges of growing PV deployment on electricity networks. More information on Task 14 can be found here.

Australian contributions include case studies of high PV penetrations in particular Australian networks, as well as a number of research projects exploring how we can better facilitate PV integration into the Australian electricity industry.


Title Author Links
Welcome and background Iain MacGill
Update on ARENA's activities Lara Olsen, General Manager Strategy, ARENA
The IEA PVPS High Penetration Task Christoph Mayr, Roland Brundlinger, AIT
Utility experiences with high penetration - Australian survey results Ben Noone
Magnetic Island - An Australian case study Anna Bruce (UNSW) and Dean Condon (Ergon Energy)
Addressing issues created by high PV penetration at inverter level Andros Cadavid, SMA Australia
High penetration in the European context Manoel Rekinger, EPIA, EU
High PV in local distribution grids and update on PV in Germany Dr Thomas Stetz, Fraunhofer IWES, Germany
Overview of grid integration research in the USA Barry Mather, NREL, USA
Smart inverter technology for high PV penetration Mr Roland Bruendlinger, AIT, Austria