Analysis and computer modelling of a Rate of Change of Frequency Relay for islanding detection in the software ATPDraw

T. S. Menezes, Y. V. Tresso, G. J. Schäffer, F. A. M. Moura, M. V. B. Mendonça, P. H. O. Rezende, M. R. M. Castillo



Although the distributed generation is bringing many benefits to the grid, its operation is also getting even more complicated due to the many loads and generators involved into it. One important issue that must be detected as fast as possible to avoid any damage for the grid and/or the loads connected is the islanding. The paper analyses the modelling of a relay based in a passive method of islanding detection for the software ATPDraw, which is current unavailable. So we focussed in a model based in the frequency, which the rate of change of frequency relay - ROCOF - was chosen. The results show that the relay was successful to detect the islanding under various circumstances and is obeying the requisites established by the IEEE 1547.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 15)
Pages: 344-349 Date of Publication: 2017/04/25
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:
REF: 315-17 Issue Date: April 2017
DOI:10.24084/repqj15.315 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

T. S. Menezes, Y. V. Tresso, G. J. Schäffer, F. A. M. Moura, M. V. B. Mendonça, P. H. O. Rezende, M. R. M. Castillo
Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Electrical Engineering Department, Uberaba- Minas Gerais, Brazil

Key word

Rate of Change of Frequency, ROCOF, Islanding Detection, Islanding and Distributed Generation.


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