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Application of UPFC for system security improvement under normal and network contingencies

Visakha, K and Thukaram, D and Jenkins, Lawrence (2004) Application of UPFC for system security improvement under normal and network contingencies. In: Electric Power Systems Research, 70 (1). pp. 46-55.

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Electric power systems are exposed to various contingencies. Network contingencies often contribute to over-loading of network branches, unsatisfactory voltages and also leading to problems of stability/voltage collapse. To maintain security of the systems, it is desirable to estimate the effect of contingencies and plan suitable measures to improve system security/stability. This paper presents an approach for selection of unified power flow controller (UPFC) suitable locations considering normal and network contingencies after evaluating the degree of severity of the contingencies. The ranking is evaluated using composite criteria based fuzzy logic for eliminating masking effect. The fuzzy approach, in addition to real power loadings and bus voltage violations, voltage stability indices at the load buses also used as the post-contingent quantities to evaluate the network contingency ranking. The selection of UPFC suitable locations uses the criteria on the basis of improved system security/stability. The proposed approach for selection of UPFC suitable locations has been tested under simulated conditions on a few power systems and the results for a 24-node real-life equivalent EHV power network and 39-node New England (modified) test system are presented for illustration purposes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Electric Power Systems Research
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier B.V.
Keywords: Contingency ranking;Power system security;Voltage stability;Fuzzy logic
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2012 10:01
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2012 10:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/44231

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