Protection and Control

Within the framework of the Advancement of Power Networks focus area, the Protection and Control Innovation Forum focuses on the protection and control of future networks, covering networks that are incrementally and radically different from those of today. The coordination of network protection and the protection of distributed energy resources (including energy storage) represent major challenges that need addressing through advanced research, development and demonstration, underpinned by PNDC’s modelling expertise, Real-Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) and Omicron protection test set.

Innovation Areas


Detection of hard to detect faults e.g. high impedance, different earthing arrangements

Fault contribution of inverter based generation

Microgrids and islanding of inverter based generation

Innovation Themes