Analyzing the reliability impact of distributed generation

TitleAnalyzing the reliability impact of distributed generation
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBrown, Richard E., and Lavelle A. A. Freeman
Conference NamePower Engineering Society Summer Meeting, 2001. IEEE
Volume2
Pagination1013-1018
PublisherPractical
Conference LocationVancouver, BC, Canada
ISBN0-7803-7173-9
Keywordsdeferred capital investments, distributed generation, distribution system reliability impact, electric power generation, electric utilities, electricity supply industry, power distribution reliability, predictive reliability assessment tools, protection coordination, short circuit levels, voltage flicker, voltage regulation, voltage support
Abstract

With recent advances in technology, utilities can expect to see increasing amounts of distributed generation (DG) on their distribution systems. This DG can have positive impacts such as voltage support and deferred capital investments, but can also have negative impacts on protection coordination, voltage regulation, voltage flicker and short circuit levels. Reliability is an area where DG can have both a positive and a negative impact. This paper describes these situations and develops methods to analyze them using predictive reliability assessment tools.

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DOI10.1109/PESS.2001.970197