Power quality impacts of pv systems integration on petroleum development oman (Pdo)-mina al-fahal (maf) distribution network

Faiza Al-Harthi, Mohammed Albadi*, Rashid Al-Abri, Abdullah Al-Badi

*Corresponding author for this work

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The importance of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has grown significantly with the continuous development of the solar cells industry over the past years. However, studying the potential impacts of solar PV systems on the distribution network has recently become an important topic with high attention. This paper presents an overview of the potential power quality impacts of solar PV systems integration on the Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)-Mina Al-Fahal (MAF) Distribution Network under different weather conditions. The investigations was performed using measurements. It was found that the measured voltage unbalance and Total Harmonics Distortion (THD) levels were within the limits stated by the Omani and international distribution codes. Furthermore, the evaluation of voltage flickers showed some violations of the limits specified by the distribution code requiring closer system monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-522
Number of pages6
JournalRenewable Energy and Power Quality Journal
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Distribution Network
  • Power Quality
  • PV Systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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