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Distributed Generation & Smart Grid

Primary is on the cutting edge of utility design with staff who are leading the industry in distributed generation and smart grid technologies.

Our Services Include:

  • Distributed Generation
  • Interconnection
  • Special Studies
  • Wind Farm Collection System Design

Staff Research & Publications

Primary’s staff have been published in several industry leading publications on topics directly related to Distributed Generation and Renewables & Smart Grids.

K.A. Wheeler, S.O. Faried and M. Elsamahy, “A Microgrid Protection Scheme Using Differential and Adaptive Overcurrent Relays,” in IEEE Electric Power & Energy Conference (EPEC), pp. 1-6, Saskatoon 2017. ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT

Gautam, K.A. Wheeler, R. Karki and S.O. Faried, “Impact of the Penetration Levels of PV and Synchronous Machine Based DG Sources on the Reliability of a Microgrid,” in IEEE Electric Power & Energy Conference (EPEC), pp. 1-6, Saskatoon 2017. ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT

F. Sun, Y. Zhang, S.O. Faried, K. Wheeler and M. Elsamahy, “Impact of DFIG-Based Wind Farms on Generator Distance Phase Backup Protection,” in IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe Conference, pp. 1-6, Torino 2017. ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT

K.A. Wheeler, M. Elsamahy and S.O. Faried, “Use of Superconducting Fault Current Limiters for Mitigation of Distributed Generation Influences in Radial Distribution Network Fuse-Recloser Protection Systems,” IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 11, no. 7, pp.1605-1612, June 2017.

K.A. Wheeler, S.O. Faried and M. Elsamahy, “Fault Impedance Effects on Distributed Generation Influences in Overcurrent Protection,” in IEEE PowerTech Conference, pp. 1-6, Manchester 2017.

K.A. Wheeler, M.Elsamahy and S.O. Faried, “Assessment of Distributed Generation Influences on Fuse-Recloser Protection Systems in Radial Distribution Networks,” in IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, pp. 1-5, Dallas 2016.

K. Wheeler and D. Jayaweera, “Risk Constrained Placement of Surge Arresters in Smart Power Systems,” in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, pp. 1-5, Denver 2015.

K.A. Wheeler, S.O. Faried and M. Elsamahy, “Modeling and Coordination of Distribution Network Fuses Using PSCAD,” in CIGRÉ Canada Conference, Paper #634, Winnipeg 2015.

Xue (Shayla) Wang, Jiancheng Zhang. “Research on Double Modules Control Strategy for Photovoltaic Grid-connected Power Controller,” Chinese Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 36, No. 11, 2012, pp. 1674-1678.

Xue (Shayla) Wang, Jiancheng Zhang. “Study of Control Strategy for Dispatchable PV Grid-connected Single-phase Inverter,” Electric System Protection and Control, Vol. 40, No. 16, 2012, pp. 95-100.

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