Power System Protection in Future Smart Grids

Power System Protection in Future Smart Grids

Achieving Reliable Operation with Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles and Distributed Generation

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Editor: Taha Selim Ustun
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323917803

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Power System Protection for Future Smart Grids: Achieving Reliable Operation with Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles and Distributed Generation demonstrates how to protect smart, highly renewable, and highly distributed power systems with state-of-the-art methods rooted in adaptive protection, dynamic response, and based on continuous communication. Focusing on the implementation of novel protection schemes, each chapter presents solutions accompanied by figurative elements and demonstrator codes in MATLAB, C, Python and Java. Chapters address active distribution networks, hybrid microgrids, EVs and inverters on fault levels, adaptive protection systems, dynamic protection strategies, and Hardware in the Loop (HiL) approaches. Aimed primarily at early career researchers and graduate students, it is an ideal source for the evaluation and mitigation of protection challenges in future power systems.

Key Features

  • Demonstrates how to mitigate the numerous unanticipated protection consequences of smarter grids and smarter grid equipment
  • Focuses on providing communication-based solutions and power hardware in the loop modeling for integration of novel devices
  • Emphasizes the importance of automation, communication and cybersecurity in future protection systems
  • Fully supported by modern demonstrator coding in MATLAB, C, Python and Java


Early career researchers with interests in the impacts of renewable energy on power system operation or power system protection issues in future smart grids. Graduate students; Power System Engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction – Changing Paradigms in Power Networks
    2. Protection of Active Distribution Networks
    3. Protection of Hybrid Microgrids with High Renewable Share
    4. Fault Current Contributions of EVs and Inverters on fault levels
    5. Adaptive Protection Scheme Approaches
    6. Role of communication in Dynamic Protection Strategies
    7. IEc 61850 modeling of an adaptive protection system for microgrids with high renewables
    8. Hardware in the loop testing approaches for fault current studies
    9. Protection of DC Microgrids
    10. Conclusions and Future work

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323917803

About the Editor

Taha Selim Ustun

Taha Selim Ustun received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Currently, he is a researcher at Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST (FREA) and leads the Smart Grid Cybersecurity Lab. Prior to that he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. His research focuses on novel protection challenges that are encountered in new generation power systems, particularly in the development of new protection coordination techniques, communication approaches and testing procedures. With the aim of achieving duplicable and scalable solutions, his research also focuses on standards such as IEC 61850. Recently, his research has concentrated on achieving safe and reliable operation under cyberattacks given the unprecedented cybersecurity vulnerabilities inherent in highly connected smart grids.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Smart Grid Cybersecurity Laboratory, Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Koriyama, Japan

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