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This paper presents a new method for islanding detection of inverter-based distributed generation (DG). The main idea of this paper is to change the dc-link voltage considering the PCC voltage changes during islanding condition. A simple islanding detection scheme has been designed based on this idea. The proposed method has been studied under multiple-DG operation modes and the UL 1741 islanding tests. The simulations results, carried out by MATLAB/Simulink, show that the proposed method has a small nondetection zone. Also, this method is capable of detecting islanding accurately within the minimum standard time.
Date of Publication: April 2011