Automated Review of Distance Relay Settings Adequacy After the Network Topology Changes Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 IEEE. A challenge raised in today's power system is assessing the system protection security and dependability after the topology has been changed due to relay operation upon the occurrence of cascading faults or intentional operator switching action. This paper proposes an automated setting calculation module which could be used to review the adequacy of the distance relay settings following network topology changes. The calculation procedure is broken down into blocks which could be processed in parallel in order to improve the computation speed. A new concept called distance of impact is proposed to reduce the computational burden by conducting the calculations on a limited portion of the network affected by the topology change. The module performance is tested on a synthetic IEEE 118-bus and real-life Alberta transmission operator systems. A sensitivity analysis in the form of N-2 contingency impact on the network relay settings coordination is conducted on the test systems.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Tasdighi, M., & Kezunovic, M.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Tasdighi, M||Kezunovic, M

publication date

  • February 2016