Some general rules for distributed generation - feeder interaction

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Conference Proceeding


The impact of distributed generation (DG) on distribution system operation depends on numerous factors including DG size, type of equipment controls, feeder and load characteristics. This paper summarizes some simple and general rules for electrical distribution engineers, operations, and maintenance crew, when evaluating the interaction of a DG with distribution feeders. These rules include the DG impact on feeder power flow, power loss, voltage regulation, and fault currents.


Distributed generation of electric power; Electric power-plants—Efficiency; Electrical engineering; Overvoltage


Electrical and Electronics | Electro-Mechanical Systems | Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Power and Energy


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