Ultrafast Solid-State Circuit Breakers: Protecting Converter-Based ac and dc Microgrids Against Short Circuit Faults [Technology Leaders]

@article{Shen2016UltrafastSC,
  title={Ultrafast Solid-State Circuit Breakers: Protecting Converter-Based ac and dc Microgrids Against Short Circuit Faults [Technology Leaders]},
  author={Z. John Shen},
  journal={IEEE Electrification Magazine},
  year={2016},
  volume={4},
  pages={72-70}
}
Renewable power sources and other distributed energy resources (DERs), such as photovoltaics, wind, and battery storage, feed electricity to the utility grid and/or local loads through interfacing power electronic converters. The safe and uninterrupted operation of these microgrids against fault conditions is an important system requirement. Although alternating current (ac) is still the dominant form of electricity, direct current (dc) has been gaining traction in data centers and office… CONTINUE READING