Effect of Solar PV Penetration on Residential Energy Consumption Pattern

Malhar Padhee, Anamitra Pal

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8 Scopus citations


The residential rooftop solar penetration in the U.S. has increased rapidly over the past few years. This increase, if not properly accounted for, can lead to operational and reliability challenges for the electric power industry in the form of under-utilization of available energy, increase in costs, and reduction in environmental benefits, as demonstrated by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Duck Curve. The authors of this paper had previously developed a bottom-up approach for computing season-wise household-level residential energy consumption profiles using a synthetic population resource. In this paper, that model is enhanced to account for the effects that increasing percentages of rooftop solar penetration can have on the residential energy demand profiles of different regions. This information will be very useful to electric power utilities because it will help them efficiently manage the increasing numbers of residential rooftop solar installations in their supply areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671382
StatePublished - Jan 2 2019
Event2018 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2018 - Fargo, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2018Sep 11 2018

Publication series

Name2018 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2018


Conference2018 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Energy demand modeling
  • Residential energy consumption
  • Rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV)
  • Seasonal variation
  • Synthetic population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization


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