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Characterization of Voltage Dips and Swells in a DG Embedded Distribution Network During and Subsequent to Islanding Process and Grid Reconnection

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Stand-alone operation of distributed generations (DGs) under islanded mode is achieved by appropriate switching of controllers from grid-parallel to stand-alone mode. Conversely, during grid-restoration, reverse switching operation is employed. These operations cause voltage quality issues; among these issues, voltage dips and swells are two crucial events which are encountered during and subsequent to islanding. This paper characterizes the voltage dips and/or swells caused by the islanding of DG and its subsequent pre- and post-islanding events. Pre-islanding events encompass the fault initiated islanding scenarios, whereas post-islanding events are associated with transitional state, island stabilization and grid-reconnection states. Considering pre- and post-islanding scenarios, this paper classifies and characterizes the voltage dips and swells using an algorithm incorporating three-phase voltage ellipse and 3D polarization ellipse parameters. Three-phase voltage ellipse parameters, namely, major axis, minor axis and inclination angle of ellipse, are exploited for characterization and classification of voltage dips/swells based on their affected phases, whereas 3D polarization ellipse parameters are employed for classifying seven dip-types, namely A, B, D, F, E, C, and G. Islanding and its subsequent scenarios are simulated using a test distribution network of Australia embedded with DG, and the voltage dips and swells are characterized using the proposed algorithm.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • M. Rezaul. Alam, K. M. Muttaqi & A. Bouzerdoum, "Characterization of Voltage Dips and Swells in a DG Embedded Distribution Network During and Subsequent to Islanding Process and Grid Reconnection," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, (5) pp. 4028-4038, 2018.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85046706148

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/1740

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 4028

End Page


  • 4038

Volume


  • 54

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Stand-alone operation of distributed generations (DGs) under islanded mode is achieved by appropriate switching of controllers from grid-parallel to stand-alone mode. Conversely, during grid-restoration, reverse switching operation is employed. These operations cause voltage quality issues; among these issues, voltage dips and swells are two crucial events which are encountered during and subsequent to islanding. This paper characterizes the voltage dips and/or swells caused by the islanding of DG and its subsequent pre- and post-islanding events. Pre-islanding events encompass the fault initiated islanding scenarios, whereas post-islanding events are associated with transitional state, island stabilization and grid-reconnection states. Considering pre- and post-islanding scenarios, this paper classifies and characterizes the voltage dips and swells using an algorithm incorporating three-phase voltage ellipse and 3D polarization ellipse parameters. Three-phase voltage ellipse parameters, namely, major axis, minor axis and inclination angle of ellipse, are exploited for characterization and classification of voltage dips/swells based on their affected phases, whereas 3D polarization ellipse parameters are employed for classifying seven dip-types, namely A, B, D, F, E, C, and G. Islanding and its subsequent scenarios are simulated using a test distribution network of Australia embedded with DG, and the voltage dips and swells are characterized using the proposed algorithm.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • M. Rezaul. Alam, K. M. Muttaqi & A. Bouzerdoum, "Characterization of Voltage Dips and Swells in a DG Embedded Distribution Network During and Subsequent to Islanding Process and Grid Reconnection," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 54, (5) pp. 4028-4038, 2018.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85046706148

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/1740

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 4028

End Page


  • 4038

Volume


  • 54

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United States