ABB will be presenting and demonstrating Volt/VAr management with integrated monitoring and control of DER, regulating transformers and capacitors to maintain voltage reliability as well as improve efficiency of the power delivery.
ABB has one of the widest portfolios of solar inverters ranging from small micro-inverters and three-phase string inverters up to megawatt-sized central inverters. This extensive range of solar inverters is suitable for the smallest residential photovoltaic (PV) systems right up to multi-megawatt PV power plants. ABB’s cloud based solution monitors over 100,000 consumer inverters around the world.
The significant growth of solar inverters used by utilities, businesses and residential consumers on distribution feeder networks has created significant challenges for utility operations. Among them is the challenge of reducing losses and demand as well as maintaining consumer voltages within standards with the intermittency of solar distributed generation. The solutions to these challenges will become even more complex with the implementation of autonomous smart inverters and remotely controllable inverters being deployed on distribution networks.