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Title: Protective Relaying for Distribution and Microgrids Evolving from Radial to Bi-Directional Power Flow

Abstract

As distributed energy resources (DER) achieve higher penetration levels in distribution systems, the normal flow of power (and fault current) is no longer unidirectional, from substation source to load (or fault). The increased importance of DER has also led to pending revisions in the DER interconnection standards, particularly voltage regulation and ride-through, with publication of a new IEEE Standard 1547 expected in early 2018. These changes have complicated normal distribution system operation, and they will also complicate distribution system protection. The U. S. Department of Energy undertook a review of protection state-of-the-art for this new environment in order to identify gaps and propose near-term solutions.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  2. ORNL
  3. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)
OSTI Identifier:
1558561
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Western Protective Relay Conference (WPRC 2018) - Spokane, Washington, United States of America - 10/15/2018 8:00:00 AM-10/18/2018 8:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

McDermott, Tom, Smith, Travis, Hambrick, Joshua, Barnes, Art, Fan, R., Vyakaranam, B., Thekkumparambathmana, P, and Li, Zhi. Protective Relaying for Distribution and Microgrids Evolving from Radial to Bi-Directional Power Flow. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
McDermott, Tom, Smith, Travis, Hambrick, Joshua, Barnes, Art, Fan, R., Vyakaranam, B., Thekkumparambathmana, P, & Li, Zhi. Protective Relaying for Distribution and Microgrids Evolving from Radial to Bi-Directional Power Flow. United States.
McDermott, Tom, Smith, Travis, Hambrick, Joshua, Barnes, Art, Fan, R., Vyakaranam, B., Thekkumparambathmana, P, and Li, Zhi. Mon . "Protective Relaying for Distribution and Microgrids Evolving from Radial to Bi-Directional Power Flow". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1558561.
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title = {Protective Relaying for Distribution and Microgrids Evolving from Radial to Bi-Directional Power Flow},
author = {McDermott, Tom and Smith, Travis and Hambrick, Joshua and Barnes, Art and Fan, R. and Vyakaranam, B. and Thekkumparambathmana, P and Li, Zhi},
abstractNote = {As distributed energy resources (DER) achieve higher penetration levels in distribution systems, the normal flow of power (and fault current) is no longer unidirectional, from substation source to load (or fault). The increased importance of DER has also led to pending revisions in the DER interconnection standards, particularly voltage regulation and ride-through, with publication of a new IEEE Standard 1547 expected in early 2018. These changes have complicated normal distribution system operation, and they will also complicate distribution system protection. The U. S. Department of Energy undertook a review of protection state-of-the-art for this new environment in order to identify gaps and propose near-term solutions.},
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