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In this paper the basic role of a secondary (regional level) voltage control in a multi-regional electric power system is reviewed. Specifically, certain limitations of presently implemented control schemes are described. Next an improved secondary voltage control (ISVC) scheme is proposed. In the second part of the paper, possible enhancements of a multi-regional power system operation by means of scheduled, tertiary voltage control (TVC) interactions are proposed. It is shown that the prime role of a TVC is in managing limits on voltage control devices, such as generators. The theoretical developments are illustrated on two regions of the French electric power network.
Date of Publication: Nov. 1995