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Study of Unwanted Emissions Generated by Distributed Energy Resources in Microgrids and their Influence over Narrow Band Power Line Communications

  1. Centre for the Development of Renewable Energy Sources — Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CEDER - CIEMAT)
  2. Department of Communications Engineering, ETSI Bilbao, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
  3. Department of Agricultural Engineering and Forestry, University of Valladolid (UVA)
  4. Research on Power Line Communications for ZIV
Version 1 : Received: 27 September 2016 / Approved: 27 September 2016 / Online: 27 September 2016 (15:44:03 CEST)

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Uribe-Pérez, N.; Angulo, I.; Hernández-Callejo, L.; Arzuaga, T.; de la Vega, D.; Arrinda, A. Study of Unwanted Emissions in the CENELEC-A Band Generated by Distributed Energy Resources and Their Influence over Narrow Band Power Line Communications. Energies 2016, 9, 1007. Uribe-Pérez, N.; Angulo, I.; Hernández-Callejo, L.; Arzuaga, T.; de la Vega, D.; Arrinda, A. Study of Unwanted Emissions in the CENELEC-A Band Generated by Distributed Energy Resources and Their Influence over Narrow Band Power Line Communications. Energies 2016, 9, 1007.

Journal reference: Energies 2016, 9, 1007
DOI: 10.3390/en9121007

Abstract

Distributed Energy Resources might have a severe influence on Power Line Communications, as they can generate interfering signals and high frequency emissions or supraharmonics that may cause loss of metering and control data. In this paper, the influence of various energy resources on Narrowband Power Line Communications is described and analyzed through several test measurements performed in a real microgrid. Accordingly, the paper describes the effects on smart metering communications through MAC layer analysis. Results show that the commutation frequency of inverters and the presence of battery chargers are remarkable sources of disturbance in low voltage distribution networks. In this sense, the results presented can contribute to efforts towards standardization and normative of emissions at higher frequencies higher, such as CENELEC EN 50160 and IEC/TS 62749.

Subject Areas

distributed energy resources; meter reading; microgrids; NB-PLC; noise

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