Grid requirements and standard practices

Electrical grid and grid readiness

The electrical grid is defined as an interconnected network of power stations, transmission lines and distribution stations that transmit power from suppliers to consumers. Voltage is stepped up at the source, transmitted at high voltage to reduce power losses and then stepped down for consumers.

Fig.1: The electrical grid [1]

The flexibility of a solar PV power system is a major concern in the context of the current pipeline of renewable energy (RE) projects. The grid is not ready to accommodate additional intermittent RE at it has been designed for stable power generation and the difference between the total and net load curves should be kept minimal.


[1] ““Grid GIF - Find on GIFER.” [Online]. Available: