This paper presents an adaptive protection scheme for optimal coordination of overcurrent relays (OCR) in interconnected power networks with an improved formulation. The scheme adapts to system changes; new relays settings are implemented as load, generation-level or system-topology changes. The software developed for this application is described. The developed scheme is applied to the IEEE 30-bus test system. Results showed the importance and necessity of this scheme in maintaining the optimal performance of the relays under all conditions.
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