A review on protection issues in micro-grids embedded with distribution generations

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Proceedings of the 2017 12th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2017, 2018, 2018-February pp. 913 - 918
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© 2017 IEEE. According to recent developments, the application of distributed generations (DGs) has become popular especially in distribution systems. The high utilization of distributed generating resources in modern power systems can cause new challenges from protection coordination perspectives. Changing the distribution system structure from single-supply radial system to multi-source ring network, leads to the bidirectional power flow and also has a vital impact on protection coordination issues. In addition, micro-grids can be operated under grid-connected as well as islanded mode, and fault current is extensively different for these two operation modes. Therefore, traditional protection algorithms cannot be used in the advancement of power systems. In recent years, several research studies have been conducted to investigate the improvement of protection schemes in micro-grids. This paper presents a comprehensive review on protection problems resulting from micro-grids embedded with DGs, and discusses some alternate protection strategies.
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