Potential economic impact of fault currents contributed by distributed generation

Natthaphob Nimpitiwan, Gerald T. Heydt, John Blevins, A. Barry Cummings

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Abstract

This paper presents the consequences and operating limitations of installing distributed generation (DG) in electric power systems. The proliferation of new generators creates new operating conditions, some not seen before, that are limited by fault interruption capability. Increased system fault currents resulting from DG installation and the effects of increased fault currents on operating economics is discussed. A technique used to evaluate the unit commitment (UC) with fault level constraint after installing DGs is analyzed, and an example is given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
Pages678-683
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Oct 31 2005
Event2005 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2005Jun 16 2005

Publication series

Name2005 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
Volume1

Other

Other2005 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period6/12/056/16/05

Keywords

  • Distributed / dispersed generation
  • Dynamic programming
  • Fault calculation
  • Power distribution
  • Power system protection
  • Unit commitment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Nimpitiwan, N., Heydt, G. T., Blevins, J., & Cummings, A. B. (2005). Potential economic impact of fault currents contributed by distributed generation. In 2005 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting (pp. 678-683). (2005 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting; Vol. 1).