February 23, 2024
Conference Paper

Autonomous Voltage Response for Distributed Energy Resources


An implementation of stable droop voltage response for distributed energy resources (DER) is described. The key point is to use a new “autonomously adjusting reference voltage” as described in IEEE Standard 1547-2018. Examples include battery voltage response, a photovoltaic inverter at the end of a long secondary circuit, and 18 photovoltaic inverters on a distribution lateral. Default inverter settings are proposed for DER that would mitigate voltage fluctuations, with or without communications.

Published: February 23, 2024


McDermott T.E. 2023. Autonomous Voltage Response for Distributed Energy Resources. In Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2023), July 16-20, 2023, Orlando, FL, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-179201. doi:10.1109/PESGM52003.2023.10252317