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Evaluation and improvement of total transfer capability - A case study

Vyjayanthi, C and Thukaram, D (2010) Evaluation and improvement of total transfer capability - A case study. In: 2010 Joint International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES) & 2010 Power India , 20-23 Dec. 2010, New Delhi.

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With deregulation, the total transfer capability (TTC) calculation, which is the basis for evaluating available transfer capability (ATC), has become very significant. TTC is an important index in power markets with large volume of inter-area power exchanges and wheeling transactions taking place on an hourly basis. Its computation helps to achieve a viable technical and commercial transmission operation. The aim of the paper is to evaluate TTC in the interconnections and also to improve it using reactive optimization technique and UPFC devices. Computations are carried out for normal and contingency cases such as single line, tie line and generator outages. Base and optimized results are presented, and the results show how reactive optimization and unified power flow controller help to improve the system conditions. In this paper repeated power flow method is used to calculate TTC due to its ease of implementation. A case study is carried out on a 205 bus equivalent system, a part of Indian Southern grid. Parameters like voltage magnitude, L-index, minimum singular value and MW losses are computed to analyze the system performance.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 06:17
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 06:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39111

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