Sistema Fotovoltaico no interconectado: caso Providencia

Published in: Innovation in Education and Inclusion : Proceedings of the 16th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 18-20, 2018
Location of Conference: Lima, Perú
Authors: Juan Carlos Molinares Uparela (Universidad del Norte, CO)
Samuel David Olarte Hernandez (Universidad del Norte, CO)
Ingrid Oliveros Pantoja (Universidad del Norte, CO)
Jos Daniel Soto Ortiz (Universidad del Norte, CO)
Elvin Jimenez Mattos (Instituto Técnico de Santo Domingo, DO)
Leandro Alberto Zurek Varela (Universidad del Norte, CO)
Full Paper: #164


Old Providence is an island where electricity generation comes mainly from diesel oil and the power systema has neither voltage nor frequency control. This paper presents the current characteristics of the power distribution system in the Island. Then, the paer shows a technical analysis to determine the maximum possible penetration level of photovoltaic solar panels, to comply with stability conditions according to Colombian regulations. The changes that would occur in the network after the photovoltaic system is included are also presented. Results show that photovoltaic energy is a good alternative for Old Providence.