Chapter 8

Generator Protection/Intertie Protection for Distributed Generation

8.1 Introduction

The nature of generation systems, the locations where they are connected to the power grid, generation ownership, and oversight of generation facilities have changed dramatically over the last 10 years. The evolution that has occurred in these areas was introduced in Chapter 1. These changes have not altered the basic requirements needed to provide good protection for the generator units themselves. These changes, however, have had a significant effect on the range of the size of generators that are connected to and operated in parallel with power systems. Many smaller units are currently connected to power systems than in the past. Protection requirements ...

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