Improved Load-Shedding Scheme Considering Distributed Generation
With high penetration of distributed generation (DG), the conventional underfrequency load shedding (UFLS) faces many challenges and may not perform as expected. This paper proposes new UFLS schemes, which are designed to overcome the shortcomings of the traditional load-shedding scheme. These schemes utilize directional relays, power flow through feeders, wind, and photovoltaic (PV) measurements to optimally select the feeders to be disconnected during load shedding such that DG disconnection is minimized while disconnecting the required amount of consumption. These different UFLS schemes are compared in terms of frequency response, amount of consumption, and DG disconnected during load shedding.