, Amirkabir University of Technology
Electerical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology
Interconnected power system networks are multi loop structured. Settings determination of all over current and distance relays in such networks can be in different forms and complicated. The main problem is the determination of starting points i.e. the location of starting relays in the procedure for settings, which is referred to as break points. In this paper, a new approach based on graph theory is introduced in which the relevant matrices dimensions are much reduced. The method is flexible and achievement of the desired solution can be obtained in a relatively short time.