Massive increase of distribution generation (DGs), photovoltaics (PVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) in power systems makes the power supply, power demand and possible disturbances like fault current levels and overload very unpredictable. Power electronics – based future power system faces difficulties in providing straightforward protection schemes, which are inevitable to provide security of supply and high system reliability. There is an urgent need to advance the research, education and knowledge transfer in power system protection by applying current and future technologies and ideas.
PSPC is TU Delft’s centre for advanced research, education and knowledge transfer in large scale power system protection providing a common platform among utilities, manufacturers and academia by exchanging knowledge and results in order to improve existing solutions. PSPC brings together experts from academia and industry with expertise in large scale power system protection and making use of different research fields that will be needed: embedded systems, algorithms, ICT and mathematics.