Modeling of faults on low voltage DC networks in buildings, towards fault detection algorithms

  • Smart Energy grids,
  • Département des Technologies Solaires (LITEN)
  • Laboratoire d'Intégration Energétique Locale et Autoconsommation
  • 01-10-2022
  • Grenoble
  • PsD-DRT-22-0192
  • CHAINTREUIL Nicolas (

The development of the use of renewable energies and energy storage as well as the progress made by power electronic components are gradually leading to a rethinking of the architectures of low voltage electrical distribution networks in buildings. These developments will allow the development of direct current or mixed alternating-direct current networks supplied by static converters. On this type of network, faults become more difficult to manage due to the power sources used. Indeed, the usual signatures of the short-circuit or the overload are no longer the same and will vary according to the converters used and the architecture of the network. For this, it is necessary to identify, by simulation, the most suitable protection topologies (by neutral systems for example) and to identify the typical fault signatures. Ultimately, these signatures will provide optimum detection devices.

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