A method for distance estimation of single phase to ground faults in electrical distribution networks with an isolated or compensated neutral

Matti Lehtonen

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The paper discusses how current and voltage measurements derived from the substation can be used for single‐phase‐to‐ground fault location in medium‐voltage distribution lines. The networks considered are assumed to be radially operated with either an isolated or compensated neutral. In these networks the fundamental frequency ground fault currents usually are so small that no reasonable fault‐distance estimate can be based on them. A possible solution is the utilisation of ground‐fault initial transients. In this paper a method for ground‐fault distance estimation, based on the least squares estimation of transient parameters, is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-198
JournalEuropean transactions on electrical power engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995
MoE publication typeNot Eligible


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