A Transient Stiffness Measure for Islanding Detection of Multi-DG Systems

Mohamed Al Hosani, Zhihua Qu, H. H. Zeineldin
2015 IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery  
Islanding detection is important to ensure 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
more » ... turbation 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 condition from other disturbances that may occur in power system networks. 
doi:10.1109/tpwrd.2014.2360876 fatcat:5xxcqhcpgredfnvmoyxterxtb4