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An islanding detection strategy for distribution network connected with hybrid DG resources
Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (2015)

The exponential growth in electricity demand has driven the Distributed Generation (DG) technology a boost in the power system. The use of DG is beneficial to power utilities, DG owners', and end-users in terms of reliability, power quality, and economics. However, to fully utilize the benefits of DGs, some technical issues need to be addressed. Islanding condition is one of the most important issue in this context. Until now, several islanding detection techniques have been proposed for detecting the islanding condition. This paper presents a brief overview of existing islanding detection techniques with their relative merits and demerits. Apart from this, the paper presents an islanding detection strategy suitable for hybrid DG resources of mini-hydro and Bio-Mass. The proposed strategy uses average rate of change of reactive power and load shift strategy to detect islanding of the distribution network. The performance of proposed strategy is validated on various islanding and non-islanding events. The results of proposed strategy are compared with other existing techniques in terms of fast islanding detection, and non-detection zone. The simulation results show that the proposed strategy is effective in detecting islanding phenomenon possesses fast detection and negligible non-detection zone region compared to existing islanding detection techniques. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Link to Full-Text Articles :

  • islanding detection techniques,
  • hybrid distributed generation,
  • average rate of change of reactive power,
  • bio-mass,
  • mini-hydro,
  • distribution-systems,
  • generation units,
  • inverter,
  • power,
  • protection,
  • performance,
  • injection,
  • operation,
  • relays,
  • design
Publication Date
May 1, 2015
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"An islanding detection strategy for distribution network connected with hybrid DG resources" Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews Vol. 45 (2015)
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