Impacts of distributed generation on low-voltage distribution network protection


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.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Informatics and Digital Engineering > Electrical and Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Power Electronics, Machines and Power System (PEMPS)
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Event Title: 50th international Universities Power Engineering Conference
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2015-09-01 - 2015-09-04
Uncontrolled Keywords: distributed Generation,low-voltage distribution network,protection systems,Energy Engineering and Power Technology
ISBN: 978-1-4673-9682-0
Full Text Link: http://ieeexplo ... rnumber=7339788
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2015-11-30
Authors: Ogden, Richard
Yang, Jin (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-1026-8495)



Version: Accepted Version

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