Consumer power demand is an ever increasing component in distribution networks. A solution to meet this bridge between conventional source availability and load demands is using microgrids. The microgrid is an assortment of loads and distributed generators (DGs). The dynamicity of microgrids is a key challenge for protection engineers. The purpose of this paper is to develop a central protection system (CPS) for a microgrid with fuzzy based monitoring and graph algorithms based protection control features. Hence the CPS provides suitable overcurrent relay coordination to the microgrid which may cause minimum portion of the network disconnection. © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.