Wi-Fi Enabled LabVIEW based Central Protection Center for Microgrids
O.V. Gnana Swathika1, K.T.M.U. Hemapala2
1Dr. O. V. Gnana Swathika, School of Electrical Engineering, VIT University Chennai, India.
2Dr. K.T.M.U. Hemapala, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Manuscript received on 12 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 16 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 1515-1520 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: F2702037619 /19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Microgrid is a local conglomeration of sources and loads that operate based on point of common coupling (PCC) status. This paper proposes a wireless Central Protection Center (CPC) that remotely monitors a microgrid that acts with PCC closed. The data acquisition takes place on a LabVIEW based operator console. The microgrid is initially bifurcated into smaller zones, to facilitate easier monitoring. The CPC monitors as well as captures the current operating status of the individual zones of the microgrid. Overcurrent coordination of relay (OCR) is a highly constrained optimization problem and an optimum relay setting using Dual Simplex Algorithm is required to minimize time dial setting of overcurrent relays which eventually facilitates it achieving minimum time of operation of relays and swift fault clearance. If an overcurrent fault is diagnosed by the CPC, then an optimum overcurrent relay coordination scheme is adopted by the zones of the microgrid.
Index Terms: Central Protection Center (CPC), LabVIEW, Microgrid, Zonalised Protection, Overcurrent Protection.

Scope of the Article: Block Chain-Enabled IoT Device and Data Security and Privacy