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Air conditioner response to transmission faults

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1 Author(s)
Shaffer, J.W. ; Florida Power & Light Co., Miami, FL, USA

This paper describes two multi-phase faults events which occurred during periods of high air conditioning use. There was a significant loss of load in these events which is attributed to air conditioner motor protection. The overall response of the transmission system is simulated using induction motor models based on the characteristics of a typical residential air conditioner compressor motor. The sensitivity of factors such as fault location, fault duration and excitation system performance is also investigated

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Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 2 )