Committee Chair

Karrar, Abdelrahman A.

Committee Member

Disfani, Vahid R.; Kobet, Gary L.

Department

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Voltage Collapse is instability of a heavily loaded electric power system, which leads to declining voltages and blackout, and it is typically associated with reactive power limitations of the power system. Therefore, knowledge of the critical loading point is vital to ensure a secure mode of operation for the power system. Over the years, different methods were proposed in the literature to identify proximity to voltage collapse. However, these techniques were derived utilizing only the voltage limitation of the load buses. Voltage collapse is often interlinked with static transfer stability limit. In this work, different voltage collapse modes are addressed and a new algorithm that takes into account both load bus voltage and generator bus angle behavior is proposed to estimate the collapse point. The proposed method was examined on several IEEE test systems. Also, superiority of the proposed method in comparison with the other techniques was proven.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

8-2019

Subject

Electric power systems -- Reliability; Electric power system stability; Electric power failures -- Prevention

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

ix, 54 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Date Available

8-7-2021

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