New Application Rules for Fuses in Low and Medium Voltage Grids having Distributed Generation

Juan Carlos Gómez, Daniel Humberto Tourn



The fuse is a well-established protective device which application in distribution systems (DG) need to be re-analyzed. Distribution systems having embedded DG introduce changes into the fault current and thus in the selective coordination studies. The emerging problems are presented, new methodologies and solutions are introduced. If none of the two methodologies possesses the required ability, then the application of more sophisticated protection devices should be analyzed. With this procedure the best solution from the technical and economic points of view could be obtained.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ),Vol. 1, Nº. 14
Pages:760-763 Date of Publication: 2016/5/20
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2016/5/4
REF:447-16 Issue Date: May 2016
DOI:10.24084/repqj14.447 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

Juan Carlos Gómez, Daniel Humberto Tourn
Electrical Power System Protection Institute, Rio Cuarto National University. Argentina

Key words

Fuses, Distributed generation, Smart fuses, Selective coordination, Specific Energy.


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