Overcurrent protection strategies for distribution system with distributed energy resources and fault current limiters

Wen Jun Tang, Hong Tzer Yang, Chia Chun Tsai, Piotr Lubicki

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Abstract

With the rapid increase in the demand for power, equipping power systems with distributed energy resources (DERs) has become a trend. In addition, fault current limiters (FCLs) may be installed to prevent the short circuit current from exceeding the current capacity of the power equipment. However, those mentioned above have a strong influence on the protective system. This paper proposes overcurrent protection strategies for distribution systems with DERs and FCLs. Via the proposed approach, the relays with communication ability can determine their own operating states on the basis of a proposed fault index and decision procedure. The performance and effectiveness of the proposed overcurrent protection strategies are verified by implementing three distribution systems. Simulation results reveal that the proposed strategies are effective for the protective schemes of the power systems with DERs and FCLs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology, POWERCON 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467388481
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 22
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology, POWERCON 2016 - Wollongong, Australia
Duration: 2016 Sep 282016 Oct 1

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology, POWERCON 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology, POWERCON 2016
CountryAustralia
CityWollongong
Period16-09-2816-10-01

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Tang, W. J., Yang, H. T., Tsai, C. C., & Lubicki, P. (2016). Overcurrent protection strategies for distribution system with distributed energy resources and fault current limiters. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology, POWERCON 2016 [7753935] (2016 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology, POWERCON 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/POWERCON.2016.7753935