Impacts of EPON-Based Communication Networks on Differential Protection of Smart Distribution Networks

  • Yijia Cao
  • Yong LiEmail author
  • Xuan Liu
  • Christian Rehtanz


Problems in smart distribution networks, such as multidirectional flow, rapid change of load, and three-phase unbalance, bring a big challenge on the reliability of the power grid.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yijia Cao
    • 1
  • Yong Li
    • 2
    Email author
  • Xuan Liu
    • 3
  • Christian Rehtanz
    • 4
  1. 1.College of Electrical and Information EngineeringHunan UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.College of Electrical and Information EngineeringHunan UniversityChangshaChina
  3. 3.College of Electrical and Information EngineeringHunan UniversityChangshaChina
  4. 4.LS Energiesysteme und EnergiewirtschaftTU Dortmund UniversityDortmundGermany

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