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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe
Editors s.n.
Place of PublicationGothenburg, Zweden
PublisherIEEE Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-8508-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInnovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT Europe), 2010 IEEE PES - Gothenburg, Zweden
Duration: 11 Oct 201013 Oct 2010

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ConferenceInnovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT Europe), 2010 IEEE PES

    Research areas

  • conference contrib. refereed, Conf.proc. > 3 pag

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