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Authors: Bhy Ahmed Ozeer, Guillermo Hernandez-Gonzalez and Tarek EL-Fouly, CanmetENERGY

CETC number: 2012-060

Publication date: 2012-06-27


This report details the sixth of a series of case studies which are intended to disseminate knowledge about the impact of distributed generation (DG) on distribution systems planning and operation. This case study investigates the planned islanding performance of a system with  various rotating machine-based DG technologies. The frequency and voltage of the system, as well as the real power of the generators, are analyzed during the transition from the grid-connected state to the islanded state. This second edition of this series of case studies is meant to update the information in the first edition, add cases involving doubly-fed induction generator and facilitate the study of the integration of DG into distribution systems. The simulations of this report were carried out using the latest official release of CYMDIST 5.02 rev04 of the CYME software package. This case study is meant to be accompanied by the CYMDIST case study files; however, it also serves as a self-contained and informative report.

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