INTERNAL SEMINAR: Study of Photovoltaic Energy Penetration Impact in IEEE test feeders using OpenDSS software- Friday 4 june 2021,11:00-12:00


Today, the electric grid is experiencing a huge capacity of PV installation. The increasing power penetration is going to create more challenges and impacts on the electric distribution systems. In view of this, the proposed conference will be focusing on the presentation of the open source software “OpenDSS” which can be used to study and analyze electrical grids under different operating conditions, and then to find solutions to ensure holistic integration of solar energy into the electric grid despite the presence of difficult circumstances related to the random nature of solar energy due to the permanent changes in weather conditions. The solar energy integration is performed considering the nature of the different connected loads to the grid like commercial and residential buildings. A special interest will be given to the IEEE test feeders.


Manef Bourogaoui was born in Tozeur, Tunisia. He received the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia, in 2014. Since 2009 he has been Assistant Professor in electrical engineering at the University of Carthage and University of Gafsa, Tunisia. He was the head of the Electromechanical Engineering Department at the University of Gafsa. Since 2008, he has been a researcher at the Laboratory of Electrical Systems of the University of Tunis El Manar. His research interests are in the area of microgrids stability, fault diagnosis and fault tolerance in electrical machines, power electronics and drives. In 2020, he was awarded the grant of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program in the USA. He currently serves as reviewer for several academic journals like IEEE and ELSEVIER Transactions.