This paper addresses the effect of distributed generators, specifically squirrel cage induction generators, on 3-Φ bolted short-circuit fault currents to make sure that they do not interfere with the interruption capability of circuit breakers. Results of a laboratory experiment, and simulation results for 16 different induction machines, including their feeder and transformer connections to the substation, are presented for a short-circuit at the substation site. An equation was developed for the upper boundary envelope of the current peaks contributed by the induction generators, and was used for successful comparison with simulation results.
|Number of pages
|Proceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
|Published - 2007
|2007 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2007 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: May 27 2007 → May 30 2007
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering