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The energization of power transformers following a complete or partial collapse of the system is an important issue. This paper presents an Artificial Neural Network (ANN)-based approach to estimate the temporary overvoltages (TOVs) due to transformer energization. In proposed methodology, Levenberg-Marquardt second order method is used to train the multilayer perceptron. The developed ANN is trained with the extensive simulated results, and tested for typical cases. Then the new algorithms are presented and demonstrated for a partial of 39-bus New England test system. The simulated results show that the proposed technique can estimate the peak values and duration of switching overvoltages with good accuracy.
Date of Conference: 8-12 Nov. 2009