A microgrid protection system with central protection unit and extensive communication

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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..


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.

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Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9479
DOI 10.1109/EEEIC.2011.5874777
Official URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arn...
ISBN 9781424487790 (print), 9781424487820
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Historical > SEO Classification > 8998 Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services
Keywords ResPubID23029,
Citations in Scopus 60 - View on Scopus
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