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Small disturbance voltage stability evaluation of power systems

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2 Author(s)
Amjady, N. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Semnan Univ., Semnan ; Ansari, M.R.

Loading of today power systems continuously increases especially in the developed countries and liberalized electricity markets. On the other hand, operating points of a power system are acceptable in the feasible region usually surrounded by the borders of different stabilities. Power system instability is critical for all participants of the electricity market. Determination of different stability margins can result in the optimum utilization of power system with minimum risk. This paper focuses on the small disturbance voltage stability, a major concern of the power system global stability. This kind of voltage stability is usually evaluated by static analysis tools such as continuation power flow, while it essentially has dynamic nature. Besides, a combination of linear and nonlinear analysis tools is required to correctly analyze it. In this paper, a hybrid evaluation method composed of static, dynamic, linear, and nonlinear analysis tools is proposed for this purpose. Effect of load scenario, generation pattern, branch and generator contingency on the small disturbance voltage stability are evaluated by the hybrid method. The test results are given for two bus, New England and IEEE 68 bus test systems.

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Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, 2008. T&D. IEEE/PES

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21-24 April 2008