Enhanced protection for inverter dominated microgrid using transient fault information

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Protection of an inverter dominated microgrid is always a great challenge, as inverters are well known for their insufficient contribution to the fault current, undermining the accuracy and viability of traditional overcurrent protection schemes. Based on the wide review of solutions developed in the past, this paper proposes a novel protection strategy, with the main protection method based on the time and polarity features of initial current travelling waves using mathematical morphology (MM) technology and backup protection strategy based on the rate of change of current. Simulation tests in PSCAD/EMTDC considering different fault resistances, fault positions and fault inception angles prove this protection approach to be sensitive and reliable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th international conference on developments in power systems protection, 2012. DPSP 2012.
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781849196208
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2012
EventIET DPSP: Developments in Power System Protection 2012 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Apr 201226 Apr 2012


ConferenceIET DPSP: Developments in Power System Protection 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • enhanced protection
  • inverter dominated microgrid
  • transient fault information
  • computer aided software engineering
  • transient analysis
  • morphology
  • inverters
  • feature extraction
  • fault currents

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