Verification of protective device coordination in distribution systems with photovoltaic generation

Yingying Tang, Raja Ayyanar

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Abstract

In this paper, an automated approach is presented to verify the impact of different levels of photovoltaic (PV) penetration on the protective device coordination in distribution systems. The approach is implemented on a detailed feeder modeled in OpenDSS. The feeder has been modeled using extensive geographic information system (GIS) data, with loads, PV output and substation voltage modeled using data from advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and data acquisition systems (DAS), as discussed in [1-2]. Starting from the feeder topology, an adjacency matrix is generated to find the coordinated protective devices during each possible fault in the feeder. The time-current curves (TCC) are created based on the types and ratings of the protective devices installed in the feeder to help classify whether coordination holds or not, under increasing penetration levels and varying locations of the PV system. The fuse-fuse coordination and fuse-recloser coordination during all types of possible faults are verified in this study. The approach implemented can also be utilized in other feeders to help verify the protective device coordination with and without PV penetration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2100-2105
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479943982
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2014
Event40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014

Other

Other40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/8/146/13/14

Keywords

  • Distribution system
  • PV penetration
  • fuse-fuse coordination
  • fuse-recloser coordination
  • protective device coordination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Tang, Y., & Ayyanar, R. (2014). Verification of protective device coordination in distribution systems with photovoltaic generation. In 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 (pp. 2100-2105). [6925339] (2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925339