In this paper, the authors propose a simple model-based methodology for faults identification and location inelectrical distribution systems. Its ease allows the implementation on a micro-controller based apparatus tobe installed at each Medium Voltage substation. The model is based on a lumped parameters representationof each span of line that can be affected by a fault. The input electrical features are unsynchronized linecurrents and line-to-line voltages and at the two ends of each span of line. Using line-to-line voltages insteadthan line-to-ground voltages, as suggested by many authors, brings a big benefit because the value of thereference ground voltage, especially at distribution level, can be affected by large uncertainties. The paperdescribes the proposed two-end algorithm that allows the location and identification of faults and finally inthe application section some test results based on simulations are reported.
|Numero di pagine||20|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|
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