A novel algorithm for improving the differential protection of power transmission system

Adharapurapu, Hema Latha and Bhimasingu, Ravikumar (2020) A novel algorithm for improving the differential protection of power transmission system. Electric Power Systems Research, 181. ISSN 0378-7796

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Current differential protection is simple in principle and is immune to power swings, load encroachment and mutual coupling problems. It provides simultaneous tripping at both ends of the transmission line and multi phase auto reclosing can be easily enabled because of its accuracy in determining the faulted phase and its communication channels. Conventional differential protection has certain issues to be dealt with before using it as a best alternative to distance protection for power transmission lines. Many researchers strive to improve the sensitivity of the current differential protection. Sensitivity and safety are opposing elements and increased sensitivity may sacrifice safety. In this paper, a new differential protection algorithm is proposed using the polarity of the terminal current DC transients. Different cases are studied in order to illustrate the applicability of the proposed differential approach. The proposed algorithm is able to detect high resistance faults and is not affected by line charging current, CT saturation. It improves the sensitivity without compromising the safety of the system. Simulations are carried out on 10 Bus system using PSCAD® software and obtained results are used for illustrating the efficiency of the proposed differential protection.

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Bhimasingu, RavikumarUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DC transients, Differential protection, Transmission line protection, Indexed in Scopus
Subjects: Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 05:55
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020 05:55
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/7335
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2019.106183
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