Problems related to islanding protection of distributed generation in distribution network

Kari Mäki, Anna Kulmala, Sami Repo, Pertti Järventausta

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In this paper, the problems related to islanding detection in distribution network with distributed generation are described. Typical methods for islanding detection and needs for protection coordination are discussed. Example simulations are performed in a PSCAD environment. The results for the simulations reveal certain problems. As expected, the theoretical case with power balance results in sensitivity problems. The possibility of nuisance trippings is also observed. Some novel methods are also ideated during the simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Lausanne POWERTECH
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-2190-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2189-3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2007 IEEE Lausanne POWERTECH - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 1 Jul 20075 Jul 2007


Conference2007 IEEE Lausanne POWERTECH


  • Distributed generation
  • Islanding protection
  • Loss-of-mains


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