Inverter-based versus synchronous-based distributed generation; Fault current limitation and protection issues

A. M. Massoud, Shehab Ahmed, S. J. Finney, B. W. Williams

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Abstract

The contribution of distributed generation (DG) to network fault levels depends heavily on the technology employed. In the case of directly connected rotating machines the fault behavior is well established; with synchronous generators contributing higher fault levels than the corresponding induction generators. The contribution of inverter-based distributed generation (IBDG) is the lowest due the capability of this technology to exhibit non over-load characteristics. However the behavior of this generation technology under fault conditions is determined by the employed control methods. In this paper, an investigation of the effect of the DG type on the fault current is investigated. Simulations for case studies have been conducted using Matlab/Simulink.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2010 - Proceedings
Pages58-63
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2010
Event2010 2nd IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2010 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 12 Sep 201016 Sep 2010

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2010 - Proceedings

Other

Other2010 2nd IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period12/9/1016/9/10

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Keywords

  • Distributed generation
  • Fault levels
  • Inverters
  • Protection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Massoud, A. M., Ahmed, S., Finney, S. J., & Williams, B. W. (2010). Inverter-based versus synchronous-based distributed generation; Fault current limitation and protection issues. In 2010 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2010 - Proceedings (pp. 58-63). [5618078] (2010 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2010 - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ECCE.2010.5618078