Publication Details

M. A. Kashem, G. Ledwich & M. Negnevitsky, "Issues for connection of distributed generation in rural/remote power systems," in Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC 2003), 2003,


Connection of distributed generation (DG) into a distribution grid system affects the normal operation, control and protection of the distribution system. This paper addresses some of the technical issues arisen due to the addition of generation to a rural/remote distribution network. In this paper, a voltage controlled rotary DG is modelled to operate in the line of voltage sensitivity for maximum voltage improvement. A scenario-based study on DG operation and control has been conducted and recommendations for effective operation of DG presented. An investigation on barriers to inclusion of utility owned and customer owned DG has been carried out and methods of addressing these recommended. Barriers to DG connection can be minimised with proper planning, technology selection and design. Community DG benefits may be promoted to overcome any regulatory objections.