Line to Line Short Circuit Fault Diagnosis in Photo-Voltaic Array based Microgrid System

Line to Line Short Circuit Fault Diagnosis in Photo-Voltaic Array based Microgrid System

T. K. Das  S. Chattopadhyay  A. Das 

Department of Electrical Engineering, GKCIET, West Bengal, India

Department of Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, West Bengal, India

Corresponding Author Email: 
p_tapash_das@yahoo.co.in, surajitchattopadhyay@gmail.com, adas_ee_ju@gmail.com
Page: 
341-352
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DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.18280/mmc_a.900403
Received: 
26 October 2017
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Accepted: 
15 November 2017
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Published: 
31 December 2017
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OPEN ACCESS

Abstract: 

Microgrid system has been modelled where, three phase inverter has been fed by a number of solar photo voltaic arrays. The output of the inverter has been connected with a three phase step-up transformer couppled with high-voltage grid bus and high-voltage load bus. Load bus line to line short circuit fault has been assessed from inverter terminal. Output currents of the inverter has been captured and analyzed. DC components and Total Harmonics Distortion of line currents have been monitored both at normal condition and fault condition. Then, wavelet decomposition is performed on line currents at different fault conditions. Detailed and approximate coefficients at different decomposition levels have been determined and nature of these coefficients have been assessed by their skewness values. Comparative study has been carried out between normal and fault conditions. Distinct features have been extracted for diagnosis of line to line fault near load end from low-voltage inverter output terminals. 

Keywords: 

Discrete wavelet transforms (DWT), Line to line fault, Skewness, Total harmonics distortion.

1. Introduction
2. Modeling of Microgrid
3. DC Components
4. Total Harmonics Distortion
5. Wavelet Decomposition of Inverter Output Current
6. Discussion
7. Conclusion
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