Kansai Electric Power -power with heart-

Research & Development Information

Power System Operation

We are conducting R&D mainly in the following fields on the power system operation.

  1. Simulation and analysis

    We are reproducing various phenomena on the power system with distributed generations and are evaluating new protection and control systems for the system with a variety of power system analysis programs and simulators.

    Digital simulator and simulated system
    Digital simulator and simulated system

  2. Characteristics of photovoltaic power generation

    We are studying the characteristics of intermittency of areal solar irradiance to evaluate the influence of distributed photovoltaic (PV) power generations on power systems, and developing a solar estimating and forecasting method applied to a single PV system and/or the aggregation of large numbers of PV systems spread over the Kansai area.

    Estimated albedo from a satellite photo
    Estimated albedo from a satellite photo

    Areal solar irradiance estimated with kriging
    Areal solar irradiance estimated with kriging