Transient performance analysis of low voltage connected microgeneration

Abdullah Emhemed, Ryan Tumilty, Graeme Burt, James McDonald

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Abstract

The growing awareness of the environmental impacts of large-scale thermal generating units has stimulated interest in microgeneration that is installed within domestic or commercial premises. This paper investigates the transient response to be expected from a range of microgeneration units that could typically be connected. The paper examines the impact of fault locations, typical fault clearance times and generator/prime mover technologies on the ability of microgenerators to maintain stability when subject to disturbances during and after clearing of both local low and remote medium voltage faults. The paper also presents the study of the step voltage changes occurring due to the simultaneous reconnection of a large number of microgenerators within a small area of the network. Two types of technologies are considered in this paper: a small diesel engine driving a three-phase synchronous machine connected within commercial premises; and a small microwind turbine interfaced directly within a residential dwelling by a single-phase induction generator.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2008
EventPower and Energy Society General Meeting - Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, 2008 IEEE - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: 20 Jul 200824 Jul 2008

Conference

ConferencePower and Energy Society General Meeting - Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, 2008 IEEE
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period20/07/0824/07/08

Keywords

  • fault location
  • wind turbines
  • fault clearance times
  • small diesel engine
  • low voltage connected microgeneration

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