Arc flash assessment on photovoltaic grid connected system

Jabbar A.F. Yahaya, Muhamad Mansor

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Abstract

This paper presents a comparative study of two different output capacities for a photovoltaic (PV) grid-connected system employing arc flash assessment. Implementation of renewable energy (RE) sources into the grid generally requires load flow and short circuit analysis to study the contribution of RE system into the grid. However, the study involving arc flash assessment is not well known and therefore not mandatory in some countries for new installation of RE system. Arc flash assessment covers the safety aspect in terms of arcing current due to a fault at any location in a network. Therefore, a comparative study for both 17kW and 255kW PV system is conducted using arc flash assessment to evaluate the hazard level between the two and analyzing the correlation of arcing current intensity and personal protective equipment (PPE) used to minimize the hazard. Both of the PV networks are designed and simulated using electrical power system or ETAP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages186-189
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538639344
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jul 2017
Event3rd IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 30 Oct 201731 Oct 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2017
Volume2018-January

Other

Other3rd IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period30/10/1731/10/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Yahaya, J. A. F., & Mansor, M. (2017). Arc flash assessment on photovoltaic grid connected system. In 2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2017 (pp. 186-189). (2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion, CENCON 2017; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CENCON.2017.8262481