Eaton's CYME Integration Capacity Analysis module efficiently and consistently calculates the maximum generation or load capacity that can be installed independently at each point of a distribution system without adversely impacting its reliability and power quality.
This productivity tool saves labor time by allowing engineers to run simulations without the use of manual tools. A minimum number of parameters, such as the maximum capacity to consider and the peak and minimum load conditions, are required before the assessment can be performed on a complete or partial model of the distribution system. The maximum hosting capacity is determined based on a set of user-defined thresholds referring to a list of criteria that includes thermal overloads, reverse power flow, abnormal steady state voltages, transient voltage variations (flicker), reduction of protection reach and sympathetic tripping.
The analysis results support utilities in current and future generation interconnection request processing. Moreover, the powerful reporting capabilities of Eaton's CYME software make it the perfect tool for publishing color-coded hosting capacity circuit maps for customers and developers interested in suitable locations for DER interconnection projects.
Eaton's CYME Integration Capacity Analysis module calculates the maximum generation or load capacity at each point of the distribution circuits analyzed.
The analysis uses an iterative method which considers:
System reliability and power quality are ensured by a series of criteria-based verifications including:
Integration capacity analysis results are displayed in a tabular report detailing the maximum hosting capacity at each node of the circuits analyzed. Results for each individual constraint are also provided.
Results can be used to color-code the one-line diagram or feed the color map function in order to graphically emphasize locations with greater or lesser integration capacity.