Distributed generation impacts on the coordination of protection systems in distribution networks

  • Britto T
  • Morais D
  • Marin M
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Abstract

This paper discusses some aspects related to the connection of distributed generators to radial distribution systems, especially their impact on the protection coordination. A simulator, developed as part or a research and development project, facilitates the studies that should precede the installation of distributed generators (DG). This static simulator (SiGDist) has a module for load flow analysis, another for fault analysis and for verifying the protection coordination, and a user-friendly graphical interface. SiGDist will be used to show the possible effects of connecting a generation plant to an existing feeder in terms of the protection coordination.

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Authors

  • T.M. De Britto

  • D.R. Morais

  • M.a. Marin

  • J.G. Rolim

  • H.H. Zurn

  • R.F. Buendgens

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