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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings, 2015 50th international Universities Power Engineering Conference|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Nov 2015|
|Event||50th international Universities Power Engineering Conference - Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Sep 2015 → 4 Sep 2015
|Conference||50th international Universities Power Engineering Conference|
|Abbreviated title||UPEC 2015|
|Period||1/09/15 → 4/09/15|
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- distributed Generation
- low-voltage distribution network
- protection systems