A review of protection systems for distribution networks embedded with renewable generation

Kennedy, Joel ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6489-0845 and Ciufo, Phil and Agalgaonkar, Ashish (2016) A review of protection systems for distribution networks embedded with renewable generation. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 58. pp. 1308-1317. ISSN 1364-0321


The rapid growth of grid-connected embedded generation is changing the operational characteristics of power distribution networks. Amongst a range of issues being reported in the research, the effect of these changes on so-called 'traditional protection systems' has not gone without attention. Looking to the future, the possibility of microgrid systems and deliberate islanding of sections of the network will require highly flexible distribution management systems and a re-design of protection strategies. This paper explores the envisaged protection issues concerned with large penetrations of embedded generation in distribution networks extending into auto-reclosure and protection device coordination. A critical review of recently reported protection strategies for grid-connected only and microgrid operation is also undertaken. The outcome is a list of recommendations to achieve microgrid protection adequacy in future networks.

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Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 02:41
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 23:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: Distribution management systems; Microgrid operations; Microgrid protections; Operational characteristics; Power distribution network; Renewable generation; Smart grid; Smart protection
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400805 Electrical energy transmission, networks and systems
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.12.258
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/44791

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