UK scenario of islanded operation of active distribution networks - A survey

S. Chowdhury, P. A. Crossley, Chui Fen Ten

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on the current UK scenario of islanded operation of active distribution networks with distributed generators (DGs). Different surveys indicate that the present scenario does not economically justify islanding operation of active distribution networks with DGs. With rising DG penetration, much benefit would be lost if the DGs are not allowed to island only due to conventional operational requirement of utilities. Technical studies clearly indicate the need to review parts of the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (ESQCR) for successful islanded operations. Commercial viability of islanding operation must be assessed in relation to enhancement of power quality, system reliability and supply of potential ancillary services through network support. Demonstration projects under Registered Power Zone and Technical Architerture Projects should be initiated to investigate the utility of DG islanding. However these efforts should be compounded with a realistic judgement of the associated technical and economic issues for the development of future power networks beyond 2010. © 2008 IEEE.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting: Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES|IEEE Power Energy Soc. Gen. Meet.: Convers. Deliv. Electr. Energy Century, PES
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventIEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting: Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES - Pittsburgh, PA
    Duration: 1 Jul 2008 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE Power and Energy Society 2008 General Meeting: Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, PES
    CityPittsburgh, PA
    Period1/07/08 → …

    Keywords

    • Digital protection
    • Global warming
    • Islanding operation
    • Loss of grid
    • Protection coordination
    • Renewable distributed generation

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