Changes in fault current levels due to renewable embedded generation in a distribution network

Tan G.M. Alvin, Izham Z. Abidin, H. Hashim

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Abstract

An increased interest in renewable energy such as wind, solar and etc. has reintroduced embedded generation to the power system network. However, traditional networks are designed for power to flow from the grid to the load. The integration of embedded generation into the system brought forth the issue of reverse power flow to system. A reverse flow of power would disrupt the operation of existing protection system in the network by changing the fault currents flowing in the line. This paper investigates the changes to the fault current and the effect of the integration of the embedded generation into existing power system networks. This research uses MATLAB/Simulink to simulate a simple test system network with embedded generation. Initial simulation result shows the reverse power flow lowers the value of the fault current from the grid. This results in a longer tripping time for existing overcurrent relays and possibly disruptions to the coordination of the protection system in the network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages254-258
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2013
Event2013 IEEE Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CEAT 2013 - Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: 18 Nov 201320 Nov 2013

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Other2013 IEEE Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CEAT 2013
CountryMalaysia
CityLangkawi
Period18/11/1320/11/13

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Electric fault currents
Electric power distribution
Solar wind
MATLAB

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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Alvin, T. G. M., Abidin, I. Z., & Hashim, H. (2013). Changes in fault current levels due to renewable embedded generation in a distribution network. 254-258. Paper presented at 2013 IEEE Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CEAT 2013, Langkawi, Malaysia. https://doi.org/10.1109/CEAT.2013.6775636
Alvin, Tan G.M. ; Abidin, Izham Z. ; Hashim, H. / Changes in fault current levels due to renewable embedded generation in a distribution network. Paper presented at 2013 IEEE Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CEAT 2013, Langkawi, Malaysia.5 p.
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Alvin, TGM, Abidin, IZ & Hashim, H 2013, 'Changes in fault current levels due to renewable embedded generation in a distribution network', Paper presented at 2013 IEEE Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CEAT 2013, Langkawi, Malaysia, 18/11/13 - 20/11/13 pp. 254-258. https://doi.org/10.1109/CEAT.2013.6775636

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2013. 254-258 Paper presented at 2013 IEEE Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CEAT 2013, Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Alvin TGM, Abidin IZ, Hashim H. Changes in fault current levels due to renewable embedded generation in a distribution network. 2013. Paper presented at 2013 IEEE Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CEAT 2013, Langkawi, Malaysia. https://doi.org/10.1109/CEAT.2013.6775636