Impacts of distributed generation on low-voltage distribution network protection

Richard Ogden, Jin Yang

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, 2015 50th international Universities Power Engineering Conference
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-9682-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2015
Event50th international Universities Power Engineering Conference - Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20154 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference50th international Universities Power Engineering Conference
Abbreviated titleUPEC 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityStoke-on-Trent
Period1/09/154/09/15

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Keywords

  • distributed Generation
  • low-voltage distribution network
  • protection systems

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    Ogden, R., & Yang, J. (2015). Impacts of distributed generation on low-voltage distribution network protection. In Proceedings, 2015 50th international Universities Power Engineering Conference IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/UPEC.2015.7339788