Progress on Protection Strategies to Mitigate the Impact of Renewable Distributed Generation on Distribution Systems
AbstractThe benefits of distributed generation (DG) based on renewable energy sources leads to its high integration in the distribution network (DN). Despite its well-known benefits, mainly in improving the distribution system reliability and security, there are challenges encountered from a protection system perspective. Traditionally, the design and operation of the protection system are based on a unidirectional power flow in the distribution network. However, the integration of distributed generation causes multidirectional power flows in the system. Therefore, the existing protection systems require some improvement or modification to address this new feature. Various protection strategies for distribution system have been proposed so that the benefits of distributed generation can be fully utilized. This paper reviews the current progress in protection strategies to mitigate the impact of distributed generation in the distribution network. In general, the reviewed strategies in this paper are divided into: (1) conventional protection systems and (2) modifications of the protection systems. A comparative study is presented in terms of the respective benefits, shortcomings and implementation cost. Future directions for research in this area are also presented. View Full-Text
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Norshahrani, M.; Mokhlis, H.; Abu Bakar, A.H.; Jamian, J.J.; Sukumar, S. Progress on Protection Strategies to Mitigate the Impact of Renewable Distributed Generation on Distribution Systems. Energies 2017, 10, 1864.
Norshahrani M, Mokhlis H, Abu Bakar AH, Jamian JJ, Sukumar S. Progress on Protection Strategies to Mitigate the Impact of Renewable Distributed Generation on Distribution Systems. Energies. 2017; 10(11):1864.Chicago/Turabian Style
Norshahrani, Mohamad; Mokhlis, Hazlie; Abu Bakar, Ab. H.; Jamian, Jasrul J.; Sukumar, Shivashankar. 2017. "Progress on Protection Strategies to Mitigate the Impact of Renewable Distributed Generation on Distribution Systems." Energies 10, no. 11: 1864.
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