Impacts of Distributed Generation on Low-Voltage Distribution Network Protection

Ogden, R. and Yang, J. (2015) Impacts of Distributed Generation on Low-Voltage Distribution Network Protection. In: 2015 50th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), Stoke on Trent, UK, 01-04 Sep 2015, ISBN 9781467396820 (doi: 10.1109/UPEC.2015.7339788)

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This paper reports work of a MEng student final year project, which looks in detail at the impacts that distributed generation can have on existing low-voltage distribution network protection systems. After a review of up-to-date protection issues, this paper will investigate several key issues that face distributed generation connections when it comes to network protection systems. These issues include, the blinding of protection systems, failure to automatically reclose, unintentional islanding, loss of mains power and the false tripping of feeders. Each of these problems impacts on protection systems in its own way. This study aims to review and investigate these problems via simulation demonstrations on one representative network to recommend solutions to practices.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Yang, Dr Jin
Authors: Ogden, R., and Yang, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Published Online:03 December 2015

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