Interconnection of Distributed Generators and Their Influences on Power System

Vu Van Thong, Johan Driesen, Ronnie Belmans


The increasing penetration of distributed generation (DG) in the power system creates newchallenges and problems for network operators. The generation of electricity comes to a new erawith a variety of small-scale technologies from conventional generators to sources connected togrids through power electronic converters. The impact of different technologies and installed capacityon a distribution system changes from the one technology to the other. In this paper, the interconnectionof DG units with power systems is discussed. Secondly, the influences of DG technologies on theoperation of a distribution system are studied in detail.

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