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Detection of Back-Fed Ground Faults Using Smart Grid Distribution Technology

Abstract The safety issue in an electrical power distribution system is of critical importance. In some circumstances, even the continuity of service has to be compromised for a situation that can cause a hazard to the public. A downed conductor that creates an electrical path between a current carrying conductor and ground pose a potential lethal hazard to anyone in the near proximity. Electric utilities have yet to find a fully accepted and reliable method for detecting downed conductors even with decades of research.

With the entry of more automation and a smarter grid in the different layers of distribution power system supply, new doors are being opened and new feasible solutions are waiting to be explored. The 'big data' and the infr... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Abusdal, Geir Magne (Author) / Heydt, Gerald T (Advisor) / Ayyanar, Raja (Committee member) / Heydt, George (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / advanced metering infrastructure / back-fed ground fault / downed conductor / OpenDSS / power distribution engineering / secondary distribution systems
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 89 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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