A Transient Stiffness Measure for Islanding Detection of Multi-DG Systems
Abbreviated Journal Title
IEEE Trans. Power Deliv.
Distributed generation (DG); islanding detection; quality factor; stiffness; transient response; DISTRIBUTED-GENERATION; NONDETECTION ZONES; INVERTER SYSTEMS; IMPACT; OPERATION; STABILITY; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Islanding detection is important to ensure the reliability and safety of distributed generation (DG). In this paper, a new active islanding detection method (IDM) is proposed, and it depends on individually estimating an overall transient stiffness measure for any multi-DG system to establish a clear separation between prior-and post-islanding stiffness. For the multi-DG system to avoid spectrum overlapping, each of its DGs is required to perturb at distinct frequencies. By using this concept of perturbation separation, the proposed technique can be applied to multi-DG systems without requiring any communication among the DGs. Simulation results show that the proposed technique is scalable and robust against different loading conditions and variations of grid stiffness levels as well as with respect to the number of connected DGs and different types of DG controllers. It is also shown that the proposed technique can successfully distinguish islanding conditions from other disturbances that may occur in power system networks.
Ieee Transactions on Power Delivery
"A Transient Stiffness Measure for Islanding Detection of Multi-DG Systems" (2015). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6384.