Evaluation of the Photovoltaic System Installation Impact to an Electric Power Grid Part 2: Impact analysis of photovoltaic installation to an electric power grid by applying a nonlinear analysis model


  • Juan Ernesto Wyss Porras Gifu University
  • Susumu Shimada National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • Jun Yoshino Gifu University
  • Tomonao Kobayashi Gifu University




System dynamics. Sensitivity analysis. Priority. Efficiency. Energy cost. Renewable energy. Photovoltaics. Meteorology. Electric power grid. System dynamics.


The impact of the installation of a large-scale photovoltaic (PV) system to the electric power grid management is analyzed in a series of two works: Part 1 and Part 2. The PV generation is estimated in Part 1. By applying the results of Part 1, the Guatemala’s electric power grid management is simulated with a virtually-installed large-scale PV system using a nonlinear analysis model in this work, Part 2. The thermal power plants reduced their operation in the simulation by installing the PV system, however the effect of the PV system installation to the plants is different in each thermal power plant. The contribution of the PV installation to the reduction of operation of the largest generation thermal plants is very limited or null, because of their high efficiency and low cost in operation. On the other hand, the middle-large generation thermal power plants reduce their operation after installing PV system in this simulation. The reduction of thermal plants’ operation becomes large, but its reduction gradient becomes small as the PV installing capacity becomes large.


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Biografia do Autor

Juan Ernesto Wyss Porras, Gifu University

BS in Civil Engineering, Masters degree in Economics and Business Administration at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. [Guatemala]. Masters degree in Environmental and Renewable Energy Systems and Doctoral Course Student at Gifu University [Japan].

Susumu Shimada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Ph.D degree at Kobe University. Research scientist at AIST in Japan: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Renewable Energy Research Center.

Jun Yoshino, Gifu University

Graduate School of Science at Kyoto University. Doctor of Science in Meteorology. Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Gifu University [Japan].

Tomonao Kobayashi, Gifu University

Professor, Environmental and Renewable Energy Systems, Gifu University. Research field: Applied Meteorology and Ocean Engineering. Especially the application of weather forecasting to renewable energy.


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Ernesto Wyss Porras, J., Shimada, S., Yoshino, J., & Kobayashi, T. (2016). Evaluation of the Photovoltaic System Installation Impact to an Electric Power Grid Part 2: Impact analysis of photovoltaic installation to an electric power grid by applying a nonlinear analysis model. Labor E Engenho, 10(1), 17–30. https://doi.org/10.20396/lobore.v10i1.8641655