Distributed Generation: Example 1

Last updated: February 2, 2023

This case is used to illustrate the correct method to set-up a base simulation model which represents a distributive generation system.

In the past, power has been generated solely at large central generating stations where it was sent through transmission and distribution networks in order to reach customers.  However, now the emerging trend is toward distributive generation. Distributive generation is when a group of small generators are connected at the distribution level, close to the customer. However, this presents new challenges to the engineer that need to be studied. Some of these challenges include things such as protection and control, self excitation and islanding. In order to properly study these issues, the engineer must set-up the base simulation model to accurately represent the distributive generation system.