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An Universal Interconnection System to Connect Distributed Generation to the Grid

John, Vinod and Benedict, Eric and Danial, Shazreen Meor (2006) An Universal Interconnection System to Connect Distributed Generation to the Grid. In: International Conference on Power Electronic Drives and Energy Systems for Industrial Growth - PEDES '06, 12 – 15 December, New Delhi,India.


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Interconnection equipment between distributed energy resources (DER) and the grid is typically custom designed by the distributed generation (DG) equipment manufacturer or integrated by engineering firms using subcomponents such as relays, sensors and switchgear. The DER Switch described in the paper has integrated all of the required equipment for the DER interconnection into a single package that is designed to be compliant with IEEE 1547 and UL 1741 standards. A 480V, 200A, circuit breaker based DER Switch prototype with a digital signal processing (DSP) board was designed, built and tested. The objective was to create a standard, flexible universal interface switch for distributed energy resources so that single or multiple DER systems like wind turbines or solar arrays can be connected to a utility. The resulting interconnection switch design is DER technology neutral and can be used for inverter and machine DG applications.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copyright 2006 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Keywords: Distributed generation;Universal interconnection;Synchronization;Islanding;Protective relaying
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/9528

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