Theses and Dissertations

Author

Shilpa Toppo

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Fu, Yong

Committee Member

Srivastava, Anurag

Committee Member

Eksioglu, Burak

Date of Degree

1-1-2010

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Abstract

Voltage stability studies (VSS) of the electric network is a crucial factor to make the system operate in stable region and to prevent power blackouts. There are several commercial tools available for VSS of electric transmission systems (TS) but not many for distribution systems (DS). With increasing penetration of distributed renewable generations and meshed network within DS, shipboard power system (SPS) and microgrid, these VSS tools need to be extended for DS. Due to inherent characteristic like high R/X ratio, three phase and unbalanced operation, DS or SPS requires different mathematical approach than TS. Unbalanced three phase power flow and continuation power flow tools were developed using current injection and corrector predictor methods in this work for VSS. Maximum loading point for given DS or SPS can be computed using developed tools to guide required preventive and corrective actions. Developed tool was tested and validated for several different test cases.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17242

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