First Advisor

Fu Li

Date of Publication

Spring 1-1-2012

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering


Electrical and Computer Engineering




Grid support, Distributed generation of electric power -- Research -- Oregon -- Portland, Photovoltaic power systems -- Design, Solar energy -- Research -- Oregon -- Portland



Physical Description

1 online resource (viii, 59 p.) : col. ill., col. map


The needs to the sustainable development of electricity, energy efficiency improvement, and environment pollution reduction have favored the development of distributed generation (DG). But the problems come with increasing DG penetration in distribution networks. This thesis presents the Solar Energy Grid Integration System (SEGIS) Stage III project done by Portland General Electric (PGE), Advanced Energy, Sandia National Lab on a PGE selected distribution feeder. The feeder has six monitored commercial solar PV systems connected. The total power output from the PV systems has the potential to reach 30% of the feeder load. The author analyzes the performance of the solar feeder on both generation and voltage effects. As a project report, it introduced a new islanding detection done by other team members to give an islanding solution of future high penetration distribution networks. At last, the author describes micro-grid and grid support concepts in a SEGIS concept paper with some examples.


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Portland State University. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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