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Demonstration of adaptive overcurrent protection using IEC 61850 communications

Coffele, Federico and Blair, Steven Macpherson and Booth, Campbell and Kirkwood, John and Fordyce, Bob (2013) Demonstration of adaptive overcurrent protection using IEC 61850 communications. In: CIRED 2013, 22nd International Conference on Electricity Distribution, 2013-06-10 - 2013-06-13.

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This paper contains a description of an adaptive protection scheme that has been implemented and demonstrated in a hardware in the loop simulation environment using commercially available protection hardware and IEC 61850 communications.The implementation is based on an actual 11kV system which includes distributed generation and network automation. IEC 61850 communications offers several benefits for the implementation of adaptive protection, but also presents some limitations which are discussed in the paper. An alternative approach to overcome a number of the limitations is also presented.