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A microgrid protection system with central protection unit and extensive communication

Ustun, Taha Selim, Ozansoy, Cagil and Zayegh, Aladin (2011) A microgrid protection system with central protection unit and extensive communication. In: 2011 10th Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering : conference proceedings, SGM Conference Center, Rome, Italy, 8-11 May 2011. IEEE, Piscataway, N.J..

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Abstract

Microgrids have been proposed in order to handle the impacts of Distributed Generators (DGs) and make conventional grids suitable for large scale deployments of distributed generation. However, the introduction of microgrids brings some challenges. Protection of a microgrid and its entities is one of them. Due to the existence of generators at all levels of the distribution system and two distinct operating modes, i.e. Grid Connected and Islanded modes, the fault currents in a system vary substantially. Consequently, the traditional fixed current relay protection schemes need to be improved. This paper presents a conceptual design of a microgrid protection system which utilizes extensive communication to monitor the microgrid and update relay fault currents according to the variations in the system. The proposed system is designed so that it can respond to dynamic changes in the system such as connection/disconnection of DGs.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9781424487790 (print), 9781424487820
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23029,
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
SEO Classification > 8998 Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 24 May 2013 03:30
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2019 03:10
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9479
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/EEEIC.2011.5874777
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