Optimizing Voltage with Distributed PV Solar
The Grid Edge Control Solution
How It Works
- Reduced Fluctuations – Adding ENGO-V10 compresses the voltage profile and reduces voltage fluctuations by injecting reactive power.
- Daytime Operations – During daytime, the ENGO units provide dynamic VAR support to compensate for PV generation fluctuation due to clouds. ENGOs reduce PV induced ramp rates during evening time when solar generation reduces and load increases.
- Nighttime Operations – For nighttime operation, the ENGO units provide full kVAR support during peak-load times when PV generation is not available.
- Increased PV Integration – Reduced fluctuations allow utilities to lower load tap changer setpoints to allow for additional PV installations and save energy.
The Sentient Energy Grid Edge Control solution has been proven in field deployments to reduce voltage fluctuations due to PV generation and enable additional PV solar hosting. Utilities using Grid Edge Control also benefit from greater visibility of edge voltage, energy savings, improved power quality and reduced load tap changer operations.