The paper investigates the impact of distributed generators integration in Dutch Medium Voltage grids. Typical protection problems are described and analyzed. The current applied time-graded overcurrent protection scheme is evaluated and its shortcomings are highlighted. A new software algorithm for coordinating relays in any arbitrary network is proposed. The real hardware implementation of the protection scheme that makes use of an advanced sensor and microprocessor technology, and a communication infrastructure is explained in details. Simulation results reveal significant improvements in the protection speed performance and the DG during-fault availability.
|Title of host publication||IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe|
|Place of Publication||Gothenburg, Zweden|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT Europe), 2010 IEEE PES - Gothenburg, Zweden|
Duration: 11 Oct 2010 → 13 Oct 2010
|Conference||Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT Europe), 2010 IEEE PES|
|Period||11/10/10 → 13/10/10|
- conference contrib. refereed
- Conf.proc. > 3 pag
Xingi, I., & Popov, M. (2010). Smart protection in dutch medium voltage distributed generation systems. In s.n. (Ed.), IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (pp. 1-8). IEEE Society.