Influence of fault impedance on voltage quality in radial distribution systems with distributed synchronous generator: a sensitivity analysis

A. J. T. S. Filho, A. O. Camargo and E. G. Domingues

 

2018/04/20

Abstract

The power quality delivered to final consumers has deserved special attention on the part of the scientific community due to the increasing deterioration of voltage and current waveforms as a result of use of non-linear loads. Deployment of Distributed Generation Power is expected to have a range of effects (positive or negative) on the distribution grid. This paper presents a sensitivity analysis of voltage quality of a radial distribution system located in Guarulhos, Brazil, in a presence of a distributed synchronous generator in one of its bars. The sensitive analysis is done by varying the resistive fault impedance by considering the occurrence of different types of faults due to atmospheric discharging. The system is modelled and simulated in time domain through ATP software. It was verified that the impacts caused by the symmetrical and asymmetric faults on voltage levels are attenuated as the resistive fault impedance increases.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 16)
Pages: 152-157 Date of Publication: 2018/04/20
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2018/03/23
REF: 246-18 Issue Date: April 2018
DOI:10.24084/repqj16.246 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

A. J. T. S. Filho(1), A. O. Camargo(2) and E. G. Domingues(1,2,3)
1. Faculty of Control and Automation Engineering. Federal Institute of Goiás, IFG. Campus Goiânia – Goiás, Brazil
2. Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Federal Institute of Goiás, IFG. Campus Goiânia – Goiás, Brazil
3. Nucleus of Experimental and Technological Studies and Research (NExT). Federal Institute of Goiás, IFG. Campus Goiânia – Goiás, Brazil

Key words

ATP software, fault impedance, sensitivity analysis, voltage quality.

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