Optimum Time Coordination of Directional Overcurrent Relays Using CVX, GAMS and Genetic Algorithm

Radhwan Mohammed Saleem Dawood , Maher Al-Greer, Ahmed Gailani, Gobind Pillai

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Abstract

This paper proposes new optimization techniques to obtain optimal values of Time Multiplier Setting (TMS) for directional overcurrent relays (DOCRs) in a protection scheme. General Algebraic Modelling System (GAMS) and CVX modelling system for convex optimization are the new techniques proposed. TMS of DOCRs needs to be accurately determined in order to coordinate the operating time and avert the mal-operation of the backup relays in the transmission and distribution network. Without optimum coordination of the action of relays, fault conditions will trip healthy transmission lines and might lead to a total shut down of the grid. The time coordination of relays in a network is an extremely constrained optimization function which identified as a linear programming problem (LPP). Of late, the use of genetic algorithm (GA) for DOCRs coordination have become increasingly prominent. Therefore, the proposed CVX and GAMS techniques are compared with conventional GA scheme. Results show that an accurate optimization solution for directional overcurrent relay coordination can be achieved using both GAMS and CVX methods in comparison to GA based method with GAMS providing a more accurate solution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 10th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020
Event10th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Apr 202023 Apr 2020

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Abbreviated titlePEMD 2020
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNottingham
Period21/04/2023/04/20

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    Dawood , R. M. S., Al-Greer, M., Gailani, A., & Pillai, G. (Accepted/In press). Optimum Time Coordination of Directional Overcurrent Relays Using CVX, GAMS and Genetic Algorithm. In The 10th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Institution of Engineering and Technology.