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Abu Hena MD Shatil


Aminul Haque


Prof. Dr. Poritosh Kumar Shadhu Khan

Department of Elctrical and Computer Engineering



The problem of voltage stability may be simply explained as inability of the power
system to provide the reactive power or the egregious consumption of the reactive power
by the system itself. It is understood as a reactive power problem and is also a dynamic
phenomenon. The objective of this paper is to develop a fast and simple method, which
can be applied in the power system online, to estimate the voltage stability margin of the
power system. In general, the analysis of voltage stability problem of a given power
system should cover the examination of these aspects:
- How close is the system to voltage instability or collapse?
- When does the voltage instability occur?
- Where are the vulnerable spots of the system?
- What are the key contributing factors?
- What areas are involved?
Voltage stability analysis often requires examination of lots of system states and many
contingency scenarios. For this reason, the approach based on steady state analysis is
more feasible, and it can also provide insights of the voltage reactive power problems. A
number of special algorithms have been proposed in the literature for voltage stability
analysis using static approached, however these approaches are laborious and does not
provide sensitivity information useful in a dynamic process. Voltage stability is indeed a
dynamic phenomenon. Some utilities use Q-V curves at some load buses to determine
the proximity to voltage instability. One problem with Q-V curve method is that by
focusing on small number buses, the system-wide voltage stability problem will not be
readily unveiled. An approach, model analysis of the modified load flow Jacobian matrix,
has been used as static voltage stability index to determine vulnerable bus’s voltage
stability problem. This paper explores the online monitoring index of the voltage
stability, which is derived from the basic static power flow and Kirchoff law. A
derivation will be given. The index of the voltage stability predicts the voltage problem
of the system with sufficient accuracy. This voltage stability index can work well in the
static state as well as during dynamic process.

We certify that the ideas, designs and experimental work, results, analyses and
conclusions set out in this dissertation are entirely my own effort, except where
otherwise indicated and acknowledged.

we further certify that the work is original and has not been previously submitted
for assessment in any other course or institution, except where specifically stated.


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We would like to express our sincere thanks to Prof. Dr. Poritosh Kumar
Shadhu Khan for giving us the opportunity to study this phenomenon and for
his help and valuable advice.

we would like to thank Mr. Nurul Alam and Mr. Iftekhar Mahmood from
PDB for their relentless support and motivation in order for us to complete
our bachelor thesis. Especially we want to thank our beloved parents and all
of our friends. They were the pillars and our inspiration and our enthusiasm
infusion to complete our studies and extend our efforts even when the road
started to look dreadfully rocky.






Chapter 1 Introduction 1-8

1.1 Voltage stability and collapse [1-2]

1.2 Voltage collapse definition [2-5]

1.3 Some real phenomena of voltage collapse [5-8]

Chapter 2 Mechanism of voltage collapse 1-6

2.1 Overview [1]

2.2 Basic steps for collapse mechanisms [1-6]

Chapter 3 Electrical load ability & power quality disturbances 1-10

3.1 power quality issue and problem formulation [1-2]

3.2 Power quality disturbances [2-10]

Chapter 4 Static voltage stability system 1-6
4.1 overview [1-2]

4.2 definition of static load [2]

4.3 Static voltage algorithm[3-4]

4.4 Voltage collapse with static load [4-6]

Chapter 5 Dynamic load and voltage stability 1-8

5.1 Overview [1-2]

5.2 Dynamic load definitions [2-3]

5.3 System model [3-4]

5.4 General dynamic simulation [4-5]

5.5 transient Dynamic simulation [5]

5.6 Long term dynamic simulation [5-6]

5.7 Dynamic load model [7-8]

Chapter 6 Software specification 1-7

6.1 PSS/E [1-3]

6.2 MATLAB [3-5]

6.3 EUROSTAG [6]

6.4 EXTAB [6]

6.5 SIMPOW[6]

6.6 ETMSP [7]

6.7 LTSP [7]

Chapter 7 Algorithm for voltage collapse 1-9

7.1 Basic algorithms [1-3]

7.2 Proposed algorithm [4-5]

7.3 Interval load flow problem [5-6]

7.4 Fundamental voltage collapse equation [7-9]

Chapter 8 Process simulation and test results of

Voltage collapse 1-24
8.1 IEEE 14 bus introduce [1]

8.2 IEEE 30 bus introduce [2]

8.3 Lod flow result for 14 bus [3-5]

8.4 Load flow result for 30 bus [6-11]

8.5 voltage decrease due to load increase data [11-15]

8.6 voltage decrease due to reactive power imbalance [16-20]

8.6 Loads versus voltage curve [21-22]

8.7 Reactive power versus load curve [23-24]

Chapter 9 Voltage collapse mitigation 1-27

9.1 Power capacitor [1-3]

9.2 Difference kind of power capacitor [3-7]

9.3 Introduction to SVC [8-10]

9.4 SVC control system structure and m0odes of operation [10-12]

9.5 Simulation and test results using Capacitor on collapse bus [12-14]

9.6 Some other mitigation scheme [15-27]

Chapter 10 Conclusion 1-4

Chapter 11 Future Work 1-3

11.1 load modeling [1]

11.2 Improvements of generator capabilities [2]

11.3 Adaptive relay techniques [2]

11.4 Phasor measurements [2-3]

11.5 User definable relays [3]

APPENDIX A Matlab coding for load flow

APPENDIX B Matlab coding for P-V and Q-V curve

Chapter 1


1.1 Voltage instability and collapse

This research area concerns disturbances in a power system network where the voltage
magnitude becomes uncontrollable and collapses. The voltage decline is often
monotonous in the beginning of the collapse and difficult to detect. A sudden increase in
the voltage decline often marks the end of the collapse course. It is not easy to distinguish
this phenomenon from transient stability where voltages also can decrease in a manner
similar to voltage collapse. Only careful post-disturbance analysis may in those cases
reveal the actual cause.

Fig1.1: Example of a voltage decline and a fast voltage drop

During the last twenty years there have been one or several large voltage collapses almost
every year somewhere in the world. The reason is the increased number of
interconnections and a higher degree of utilization of the power system. Also load
characteristics have changed. Two examples are the increased use of air conditioners and
electrical heating appliances which may endanger system stability radically. The
incidents that lead to a real breakdown of the system are rare, but when they occur they
Have large repercussions on the stability of power systems. It is believed by many
professionals that the power system will be used with a smaller margin to voltage
collapse in the future. The reasons are twofold: the need to use the invested capital
efficiently, and the public resistance to building new transmission lines and new power
plants. Voltage stability is therefore believed to be of greater concern in the future.

Nearly all types of contingencies and even slow-developing load increases could cause a
voltage stability problem. The time scale for the course of events which develop into a
collapse varies from seconds to several tens of minutes. This makes voltage collapse
difficult to analyze since there are many phenomena that interact during this time.
Important factors that cause interaction during a voltage decline are among others:
generation limitation, behavior of on-load tap changers, and load behavior. An interesting
point is that many researchers discard voltage magnitude as a suitable indicator for the
proximity to voltage collapse, although this is in fact the quantity that collapses. One
question that has been discussed is whether voltage stability is a static or dynamic
process. Today it is widely accepted as a dynamic phenomenon but much analysis is
performed using static models.

1.2 Voltage collapse definition

In the literature several definitions of voltage stability can be found. The definitions
consider time frames, system states, large or small disturbances etc. The different
approaches therefore reflect the fact that there is a broad spectrum of phenomena that
could occur during a voltage stability course. Since different people have various
experiences of the phenomenon, differences appear between the definitions. It could also
reflect that there is not enough knowledge about the phenomenon itself to establish a
generally accepted definition at this stage.
Definitions by CIGRÉ:
CIGRÉ defines voltage stability in a general way similar to other dynamic stability
problems. They define:
• A power system at a given operating state is small-disturbance voltage stable if,
following any small disturbance; voltages near loads are identical or close to the pre-
disturbance values. (Small-disturbance voltage stability corresponds to a related
liberalized dynamic model with eigenvalues having negative real parts. For analysis,
discontinuous models for tap changers may have to be replaced with equivalent
continuous models).
• A power system at a given operating state and subject to a given disturbance is voltage
stable if voltages near loads approach post disturbance equilibrium values. The disturbed
state is within the region of attraction of the stable post-disturbance equilibrium.
• Following voltage instability, a power system undergoes voltage collapse if the post-
disturbance equilibrium voltages are below acceptable limits. Voltage collapse may be
total (blackout) or partial.
• Voltage instability is the absence of voltage stability, and results in progressive voltage
decrease (or increase). Destabilizing controls reaching limits, or other control actions
(e.g., load disconnection), however, may establish global stability.

Definitions according to Hill at al:

Another set of stability definitions is proposed by Hill et al. The phenomenon is divided
into a static and a dynamic part. For the static part the following must be true for the
system to be stable:
• The voltages must be viable i.e. they must lie within an acceptable band.
• The power system must be in a voltage regular operating point. Here Hill et al. use two
forms of regularity. One could say that if reactive power is injected into the system or a
voltage source increases its voltage, a voltage increase is expected in the network. For the
dynamic behavior of the phenomenon, Hill et al. propose the following concepts:
• Small disturbance voltage stability: A power system at a given operating state is small
disturbance stable if following any small disturbance, its voltages are identical to or close
to their predisturbance equilibrium values.
• Large disturbance voltage stability: A power system at a given operating state and
subject to a given large disturbance is large disturbance voltage stable if the voltages
approach post-disturbance equilibrium values.
• Voltage collapse: A power system at a given operating state and subject to a given large
disturbance undergoes voltage collapse if it is voltage unstable or the post-disturbance
equilibrium values are nonviable.

Definitions according to IEEE:

A third definition of this phenomenon is presented by IEEE. The following formal
definitions of terms related to voltage stability are given:
• Voltage Stability is the ability of a system to maintain voltage so that when load
admittance is increased, load power will increase, and so that both power and voltage are
• Voltage Collapse is the process by which voltage instability leads to loss of voltage in a
significant part of the system.
• Voltage Security is the ability of a system, not only to operate stably, but also to remain
stable (as far as the maintenance of system voltage is concerned) following any
reasonably credible contingency or adverse system change.
• A system enters a state of voltage instability when a disturbance, increase in load, or
system changes causes voltage to drop quickly or drift downward, and operators and
automatic system controls fail to halt the decay. The voltage decay may take just a few
seconds or ten to twenty minutes. If the decay continues unabated, steady-state angular
instability or voltage collapse will occur.

Definitions according to Glavitch:

Another approach is presented by Glavitch. In this approach different time frames of the
collapse phenomenon are illustrated:
• Transient voltage stability or collapse is characterized by a large disturbance and a rapid
response of the power system and its components, e.g. induction motors. The time frame
is one to several seconds which is also a period in which automatic control devices at
generators react.[1]
• Longer-term voltage stability or collapse is characterized by a large disturbance and
subsequent process of load restoration or load change of load duration. The time frame is
within 0.5-30 minutes. Glavitch also proposes a distinction between static and dynamic
analysis. If differential equations are involved, the analysis is dynamic. “Static does not
mean constant, i.e. a static analysis can very well consider a time variation of a
Of these definitions, Hill seems to be the closest to mathematics and the IEEE-definition
is related to the actual process in the network. The framework in these definitions on
voltage stability includes mainly three issues: the voltage levels must be acceptable; the
system must be controllable in the operating point; and it must survive a contingency or
change in the system.

1.3 Some real phenomena of Voltage Collapse

The tripping of fairly small generators could, if they are placed in positions that need
voltage support (voltage weak positions), cause a large increase of reactive power losses
in the transmission network. This causes large voltage drops which can generate stability
problems. Two examples are the 1970 New York disturbance and the disturbance at
Zealand in Denmark 1979 . In the New York disturbance, an increased loading on the
transmission system and a tripping of a 35 MW generator resulted in a post-contingency
voltage decline. At Zealand, a tripping of the only unit in the southern part of the island
producing 270 MW caused a slow voltage decline in that part. After 15 minutes the
voltages had declined to 0.75 pu, making the synchronization of a 70 MW gas turbine
impossible. Both systems were saved by manual load shedding.[3]

The Belgian collapse in August 4, 1982 also had problems with the transmission
capacity. The collapse was initiated by a fortuitous tripping of one of the relatively few
operating production sources. The low load made it economically advantageous to use
[5]just a few plants for production. This resulted in that they were operating quite close to
their operating limits. When the generator tripped the surrounding area was exposed to a
lack of reactive power and several generators were field current limited. After a while the
generators tripped one after another due to the operation of the protection system. During
this period, the transmission system was unable to transmit the necessary amount of
reactive power to the voltage suppressed area and this caused a continuous voltage
decline. When the fifth generator was tripped, the transmission-protective relays
separated the system and a collapse resulted .

The collapse in Canada, in B. C Hydros north coast region in July 1979 is also interesting
in this respect. A loss of 100 MW load along a tie-line connection resulted in an
increased active power transfer between the two systems. The generators close to the
initial load loss area were on manual excitation control (constant field current), which
aggravated the situation. When voltages started to fall along the tie-line due to the
increased power transfer, the connected load decreased proportionally to the voltage
squared. This increased the tie-line transmission even more since there was no reduction
in the active power production. About one minute after the initial contingency, the
voltage in the middle of the tie-line fell to approximately 0.5 pu and the tie-line was
tripped due to over current at one end and due to a distance relay at the other.

Also Czechoslovakia experienced a similar collapse as B. C. Hydro in July 1985 but on a

much shorter time-scale. Before the disturbance, there were three interconnected systems,
two strong ones, I and II and one weak system, III, in the middle of I and II. A large
amount of power was delivered from I to III, while II was approximately balanced. When
the connection between I and III was lost, the II-III connection was expected to take over
the supply of power to III. However, one of the overhead lines between II and III tripped
due to over current and the remaining transmission capacity was too low and the voltage
collapsed within one second on the other line.
Fig1.2: The Czechoslovakian network during the collapse.

On 23 July 1987, Tokyo suffered from very hot weather. After the lunch hour, the load
pick-up was ~1%/min. Despite the fact that all the available shunt capacitors were put
into the system, the voltages started to decay on the 500 kV-system. In 20 minutes the
voltage had fallen to about 0.75 pu and the protective relays disconnected parts of the
transmission network and by that action shed about 8000 MW of load. Unfavourable load
characteristics of air conditioners were thought to be part of the problem .

In the collapse in Sweden, on 27 December 1983, the load behaviour at low voltage
levels was also a probable source leading to a collapse . Transmission capacity from the
northern part of Sweden was lost due to an earth fault. Virtually nothing happened the
first ~50 seconds after the initial disturbance when the remaining transmission lines from
the northern part of Sweden were tripped. Since these lines carried over 5500 MW, the
power deficit in southern Sweden was too large for the system to survive. The cause of
the cascaded line trippings was a voltage decline and a current-increase in the central part
of Sweden. The on-load tap changer transformers contributed to the collapse when they
restored the customer voltage level. Field measurements performed afterwards in the
Swedish network have also shown the inherent load recovery after a voltage decrease .
This recovery aggravated the situation when voltages started to decline. The cause of this
load recovery in the Swedish network is believed to be due to electrical heating

On the fourth of November 2004, a prolonged voltage dip was experienced at Blackwater
132kV Substation located in Central Queensland. The voltage fluctuation corresponded
to a decrease of 6% of nominal voltage (132kV) for approximately 9 minutes as indicated
in Figure 3. Events of this type affecting Power Quality are of concern as failure to
comply with regulatory limits for voltage magnitude, balance and frequency results in
penalties by regulatory authorities such as the National Electricity Market Management
Company (NEMMCO) and possible litigation by industrial customers adversely affected
by such failures.

Fig1.3: Blackwater 132kV Bus Voltage (Jones, R 2005, pers. comm., 22 March)

Blackwater substation voltage levels are regulated by a device called a Static Var
Compensator (SVC). Immediately prior to the voltage dip the SVC was providing
transmission system voltage support, operating in capacitive mode. As shown by the
Chapter 2

Mechanism of Voltage Collapse

2.1 Overview
Voltage instability occurs when the reactive power available to a portion of the grid falls
below that required by customers, transmission lines, and transformers in that portion of the grid.
The period of "instability" is not so much an instability as it is the behavior and interaction of
various elements following the instant when the reactive shortage first develops and until
intervention occurs, voltage collapse occurs, or, hopefully, a stable voltage is reached. This
period of "slow dynamics" involves generator excitation limiting controls, on-load tap changers,
operator actions, and the response of customer loads to decaying voltage (e.g., thermostats and
manual activities that respond to the decaying voltage and attempt to restore the load to its
original demand in spite of decaying voltage). As voltage decays, the resulting drop in customer
load allows continued operation. However, the action of distribution transformer on-load-tap
changers and self-restoring load elements pull voltage ever lower. While voltage may stabilize in
systems with relatively strong ties to healthy neighbors, others will require heroic action by
operators or under voltage load shedding to prevent voltage collapse.

2.2 Basic Steps Of collapse Mechanism

Voltage collapse involves one of two mechanisms or a combination of the two where one
leads to the other. One is angular instability, either steady state angular instability as was
the case in the Western Interconnection (WI) on July 2, 1996, or growing oscillations as
was the case in the WI on August 10, 1996. When voltage instability leads to angular
instability, the event is usually labeled as angular instability though the fact that it was
initiated by a reactive deficiency and decaying voltage should not be forgotten in the
analysis and search for ways to reduce the risk of future similar events. The problem of
decaying voltage leading to steady state instability is relatively straight forward. The
reactive shortage and low voltage cause an increasing number of Generator excitation
systems to reach excitation limits. Under this condition voltage continues to be regulated
only beyond the bounds of the affected area. If power is flowing through the affected

Fig2.1: Different time response for voltage stability phenomena [1]

Area, the angle between points where voltage is being controlled can reach the critical
ninety degree point where the well-understood steady state instability results.[13]

The second possible voltage collapse mechanism is stalling motors. Motors typically stall
when voltage drops below about 80% of nominal at the terminals of the motor. At this
voltage motor torque falls below load torque and the motor slows to a standstill where it
draws a large reactive Current further depressing voltage. Since the first motor to stall
will pull voltage lower and cause nearby motors to also stall, it is the one of concern.
That motor may be overloaded or served at a lower than rated voltage and thus may stall
at 85% or higher. Clearly, grid voltage much below 90% puts any load area at risk of
voltage collapse from stalling motors. While some low voltage protection does exist on
industrial motors, it is typically set at about 90% voltage and operates slowly since its
intended function is to prevent thermal damage. The "protection" that is referenced in the
Interim Report that disconnects larger motors and industrial motors during voltage
collapse is in fact not protection, but the inherent behavior of electromagnetically held
contactors that are used in motor "starters" to switch the motors on and off. The contactor
simply opens when voltage drops into the 60 to 70% range.

Motors in most industrial light industrial plants are served by contactors and will drop
from the system as voltage falls due to motor stalling or angular instability. Refrigeration
loads (A/C, residential and grocery refrigeration) are “trip-free” and leave the system
only after overload devices “time-out.” This can take 10 to 20 seconds. While in some
situations the self-shedding of industrial motors occurs early enough in the voltage decay
to prevent cascading from angular instability and cascade motor stalling, but where A/C
and refrigeration motor content is high, the loss of industrial motors is unlikely to halt the

It is not unusual for a voltage instability event to lead to both angular instability and
motor stalling. Because angular instability depresses voltage and inevitably causes motor
stalling, and motor stalling depresses voltage and can cause angular instability, it can be
difficult to assign the cause to one or the other when an event involves both. The
difficulty in identifying motor stalling and angular instability in the procession of a
voltage collapse can be complicated by the operation of distance protection on
transmission lines. While there is no doubt that angular instability will cause distance
protection on transmission lines to operate (in the absence of out-of-step blocking), it is
also possible for the large reactive flows and low voltages from motor stalling to cause
the same distance protection to operate

Though it is now widely recognized that voltage is not usually a good early indicator of
voltage instability, whenever that observation is made, it should also be pointed out that
the period of diminishing reactive reserves that precedes the decay in voltage is fairly
easy to detect in real time and to evaluate in operations planning studies. Some control
centers have real time reactive margin displayed for operator use. This is readily done for
areas that can be identified as being at risk of reactive problems and less readily done
where the area of reactive shortage can take any shape and is only identifiable once
Contingencies have occurred and created a reactive short area. Nonetheless, there are
voltage security analysis tools that have been developed to address this problem.

Where it is sometimes difficult to anticipate areas of reactive shortage and provide

operators with appropriate reactive margin displays and alarms, another approach is
available. When contingencies cause a reactive shortage, one of the first signs of an
impending problem will be generator reactive outputs hitting excitation limits. Even one
generator hitting its reactive limit should be a red flag for operators. When several
generators hit limits it may be time for heroic actions such as dropping load. Displays
addressing voltage instability risk should emphasize the status of reactive reserve and
limits of generator, synchronous condenser, and static var compensators. When a
reactive-short area develops without such reactive sources, voltage will fall early and will
be a useful indicator of an impending problem. Displays should advise operators when an
area of low voltage is developing. Displays that color or shade an area of low voltage are

Generation excitation control on voltage collapse is one of the important causes. Till now
an infinite bus was assumed at the sending end. But no bus is an infinite section it is
assumed that a synchronous generator is driving the sending end bus. With increasing
load, the line current increases and machine excitation increase terminal voltage constant.
But soon the machine field current reaches the ceiling further increase in line current the
terminal voltage decreases. Decreasing terminal further decrease in receiving end voltage
and results in further voltage collapse. Upper limit on field current of generator is to
aggravate the voltage collapse at receiving In fact the problem is more complicated than
that. When the collapse process is fast increases fast. If the excitation system of generator
is slow, the terminal voltage keep up with the increasing line current and collapse process
will be further intensified sending voltage conditions - even though field current has not
reached ceiling excitation system simulates infinite bus better.

Voltage collapse with composite Loads, at a load bus varies in a complex fashion with
voltage and is neither dynamic. Modeling the load as a composite of equivalent static
load and at the bus has been attempted by various researchers. While induction motor
load tends to induce voltage instability and disturbances and load disturbances, static
loads tend to tone down the voltage during same conditions. Of course, sustained low
voltage conditions will exist if line is over-loaded. But dynamic loads can provoke
instability even system under contingencies. A good mix of static load and induction
motor long way towards curbing the tendency to voltage instability. As already pointed
out, it is the interplay between bus voltage elasticity and reactive power elasticity with
respect to bus voltage that decides voltage any measure that tends to reduce bus voltage
sensitivity with respect to voltage instability. These measures will include i) reducing the
electrical generator and load buds (use of parallel lines, series compensation etc) flow in
the line by shunt capacitor compensation at load bus. The first method (a tight bus
approaches infinite bus; its short circuit MVA is high) maximum power transfer
capability whereas the second measure shifts regions where bus voltage is less sensitive
to power variations. Similarly, make P & Q of load elastic with respect to voltage will aid
in maintaining automatic secondary voltage regulation either by utility or by detrimental
from voltage stability point of view. Similarly a slow response fast response in capacitor
switching systems or use of SVC, fast responding generator etc. are seen to be helpful in
curtailing voltage instability. mention is that capacitors can save a system from voltage
collapse due are switched on right at the inception of instability or preferably before .that
automatically controlled fast responding static var compensators become capacitors for
management of voltage collapse. A typical spontaneous voltage collapse (i.e. not due to
overload, but due to instability system or load disturbances) takes about 15 minutes to 30
minutes for competition. Drop is slow during the beginning but toward the end of the
voltage collapse interval decisive turns and flops down fast. The exact evolution of
collapse will be governed static and dynamic loads, loading level of equivalent induction
motor changer dynamics, action taken by operators, injection of shunt compensation,
equipment functioning etc.

Voltage collapse in a general power system behind a particular load bus may be
equivalence equivalent in the form of a voltage source (infinite bus) in series with a
reactance at that bus). Thus, the voltage stability at a load bus may be studied using
covered till now. However, this Thevenin’s equivalent method suffers from a
shortcoming. Load at a bus change the voltages everywhere (not only at that particular
bus) change voltage stability at a particular node is tied up with voltage stability at other
nodes large extent depending on electrical distances between the nodes. The principles
enumerated and the qualitative conclusions arrived at in the case link are valid for any
load bus in a general power system. But the exact quantitative of voltage stability
margins at the various load buses will require complex computations due to the coupling
which exists between various load nodes.
Chapter 3

Electrical Load ability and Power quality disturbances

3.1 Power Quality Issue and Problem Formulation

The rapid change in the electric load profile from being mainly a linear type to greatly
nonlinear, has created continued power quality problems which are difficult to detect and
is in general complex. The most important contributor to power quality problems is the
customers’ (or end-user electric loads) use of sensitive type nonlinear load in all sectors
(Industrial, Commercial and Residential).
Power Quality issues can be roughly broken into a number of sub-categories:
 Harmonics (integral, sub, super and interharmonics)
 Voltage swells, sags, fluctuations, flicker and Transients
 Voltage magnitude and frequency, voltage imbalance
 Hot grounding loops and ground potential rise (GPR)
 Monitoring and measurement of quasi-dynamic, quasi-static and transient type
Nonlinear type loads contribute to the degradation in the electric supply’s Power Quality
through the generation of harmonics. The increased use of nonlinear loads makes the
harmonic issue (waveform distortion) a top priority for all equipment manufacturers,
users and electric utilities. Severe Power System harmonics are usually the steady state
problem not the transient or intermittent type, and these harmonics can be mitigated by
using the new family of modulated/switched power filters.
Lower order harmonics cause the greatest concern in the electrical distribution/utilization
system. Harmonics interfere with sensitive-type electronic communications and
networks. Low order triple harmonics cause hot-neutrals, grounding potential rise (GPR),
light flickering, malfunction of computerized data processing equipment and computer
networks and computer equipment.
There are several defined measures commonly used for indicating the harmonic severity
and content of a waveform. One of the most common measures is total harmonic
distortion in current (THD) i .

 ∞ 
 ∑I 2
n 
(THD i ) =  n=2 ;

 
 
Where I 1 : Fundamental (60Hz) Current; n: Harmonic order and I n : Harmonic current.

3.2 Power Quality disturbances

In an electrical power system, there are various kinds of power quality disturbances. They
are classified into categories and their descriptions are important in order to classify
measurement results and to describe electromagnetic phenomena, which can cause power
quality problems. Some disturbances come from the supply network, whereas others are
produced by the load itself. The categories can be classified below

Short-duration voltage variations

• Long-duration voltage variations

• Transients

• Voltage imbalance

• Waveform distortion

• Voltage fluctuation

• Power frequency variations

Short-Duration Voltage Variations

There are three types of short-duration voltage variations, namely, instantaneous,

momentary and temporary, depending on its duration. Short-duration voltage variations
are caused by fault conditions, exercitation of large loads, which require high starting
currents or loose connections in power wiring. Depending on the fault location and the
system conditions, the fault can generate sags, swells or interruptions. The fault condition
can be close to or remote from the point of interest. During the actual fault condition, the
effect of the voltage is of short-duration variation until protective devices operate to clear
the fault.

A sag (also known as dip) is a reduction to between 0.1 and 0.9 pu in rms voltage or
current at the power frequency for a short period of time from 0.5 cycles to 1 min. A 10%
sag is considered an event during which the RMS voltage decreased by 10% to 0.9 pu.
Voltage sags are widely recognized as among the most common and important aspects of
power quality problems affecting industrial and commercial customers. They are
particularly troublesome Since they occur randomly and are difficult to predict. Voltage
sags are normally associated with system faults on the distribution system, sudden
increase in system loads, lightning strikes or starting of large load like induction motors.
It is not possible to eliminate faults on a system. One of the most common causes of
faults occurring on high-voltage transmission systems is a lightning strike. When there is
a fault caused by a lightning strike, the voltage can sag to 50% of the standard range and
can last from four to seven cycles. Most loads will be tripped off when encounter this
type of voltage level. Possible effect of voltage sags would be system shutdown or reduce
efficiency and life span of electrical equipment, particularly motors.
Equipment sensitivity to voltage sag occurs randomly and has become the most serious
power quality problem affecting many industries and commercial customers presently.
An industrial monitoring program determined an 87% of voltage disturbances could be
associated to voltage sags. Most of the faults on the utility transmission and distribution
system are single line-to-ground faults (SLGF).

A swell (also known as momentary overvoltage) is an increase in rms voltage or current

at the power frequency to between 1.1 and 1.8 pu for durations from 0.5 cycle to 1 min.
Swells are commonly caused by system fault conditions, switching off a large load or
energizing a large capacitor bank. A swell can occur during a single line-to-ground fault
(SLGF) with a temporary voltage rise on the unfaulted phases. They are not as common
as voltage sags and are characterized also by both the magnitude and duration. During a
fault condition, the severity of a voltage swell is very much dependent on the system
impedance, location of the fault and grounding. The effect of this type of disturbance
would be hardware failure in the equipment due to overheating.


An interruption occurs when there is a reduction of the supply voltage or load current to
less than 0.1 pu for duration not exceeding 1 min. Possible causes would be circuit
breakers responding to overload, lightning and faults. Interruptions are the result of
equipment failures, power system faults and control malfunctions. They are characterized
by their duration as the voltage magnitude is always less than 10% of the nominal. The
duration of an interruption can be irregular when due to equipment malfunctions or loose
connections. The duration of an interruption due to a fault on the utility system is
determined by the utility protective devices operating time.

Long-Duration Voltage Variations

Long-duration variations can be either overvoltages or undervoltages. They contain root-

mean-square (rms) deviations at power frequencies for a period of time longer than 1
min. They are usually not caused by system faults but system switching operations and
load variations on the system.

Over voltage

An overvoltage is defined as an increase in the rms ac voltage greater than 110% at the
power frequency for duration longer than 1 min. Overvoltages can be the result of
switching off a large load, energizing a capacitor bank or incorrect tap settings on
transformers. These occur mainly because either the voltage controls are inadequate or
the system is too weak for voltage regulation. Possible effect could be hardware failure in
the equipment due to overheating.

Under voltage

An undervoltage (also known as brownout) is defined as a decrease in the rms ac voltage

to less than 90% at the power frequency for a period of time greater than 1 min.
Undervoltage is the result of switching on a load, a capacitor bank switching off or
overloaded circuits. Possible effect include system shutdown. Most electronic controls
are very sensitive as compared to electromechanical devices, which tend to be more


Transients can be classified into two categories, namely, impulsive and oscillatory. These
terms reflect the wave shape of a current or voltage transient.

Impulsive Transient
An impulsive transient is defined as a sudden, non-power frequency change in the steady-
state condition of voltage, current, or both, which is unidirectional in polarity (either
positive or negative). Impulsive transients are usually measured by their rise and decay
times and also their main frequency. Lightning is the most common cause of impulsive
transients. The shape of impulsive transients can be changed quickly by circuit
components and may have different characteristics when viewed from different parts of
the power system when high frequencies are involved. Impulsive transients can even
stimulate the natural frequency of power system circuits and produce oscillatory

Oscillatory Transient

An oscillatory transient describes as a sudden, non-power frequency change in the

steady-state condition of voltage, current, or both, which includes positive and negative
polarity values. It consists of a voltage or current whose instantaneous value changes
polarity rapidly. They are characterized by its duration, magnitude and main frequency. A
back-to-back capacitor energization result in oscillatory transient currents is termed a
medium frequency transient. Medium frequency transients can also be the result of a
system response to an impulsive transient. Depending on the type of loads, worst case
could cause voltage spikes that break insulation somewhere in the system.
Capacitor switching, which associated with transient, is a daily utility operation to correct
the power factor. Many heavy industrial loads such as induction motors and furnaces
operate at low power factor. Heavy inductive loads cause excess current to flow in the
lines, which increase losses. The effects include equipment damage or failure, process
equipment shutdown and computer network problems.
Installation of capacitor banks can save energy and improve on the system security. A
reduction in power loss and an improved voltage profile can be achieved when capacitors
are dynamically controlled to changes in the feeder’s load. These benefits depend on how
capacitors are sized, placed and in controlled so that savings are maximized.
In general, the total capacity of capacitor banks is approximately 50% of the total
generating capacity in a typical power distribution system. The factors that affect the
transient magnitude and characteristics are source strength, transmission lines, other
transmission system capacitor banks and switching devices. Pre-insertion resistors and
synchronous closing are some of the techniques that involved in the reduction of
capacitor switching transients.
The capacitor voltage is not possible to change instantaneously when exercitation of a
capacitor bank occurs. This results in a sudden drop of system voltage towards zero,
followed by a fast voltage overshoot and finally an oscillating transient voltage imposed
on the 50Hz waveform. Depending on the instantaneous system voltage at the moment of
switching, the peak voltage magnitude can reach two times the normal system peak
voltage under severe conditions. Typical distribution system over voltages due to
capacitor switching range from 1.1 - 1.6 pu with transient frequency ranging from 300 –
1 kHz.
Oscillatory transients with frequencies less than 300 Hz can also be found on the
distribution system. They are associated with ferroresonance and transformer
energization. Some common methods to limit transient overvoltages on the DC bus of
sensitive equipments are:
• Arrange a reactor in series with AC input terminal.
• Use of static var compensators (SVCs) in the distribution systems.

Voltage Imbalance
Voltage imbalance (or unbalance) is a condition in which the maximum deviation from
the average of the three-phase voltages or currents, divided by the average of the three-
phase voltages or currents, expressed in percentage. Voltage imbalance can be the result
of blown fuses in one phase of a three-phase capacitor bank. Severe voltage imbalance
greater than 5% can cause damage to sensitive equipments.

Waveform Distortion
Waveform distortion is a condition whereby a steady-state deviates from an ideal sine
wave of power frequency characterized by the main frequency of the deviation. There are
generally five types of waveform distortion, namely, dc offset, harmonics,
interharmonics, notching and noise.

DC Offset
DC offset is the presence of a dc current or voltage in an ac power system. This can occur
due to the effect of half-wave rectification. Direct current found in alternating current
networks can have a harmful effect. This can cause additional heating and destroy the

Harmonics are a growing problem for both electricity suppliers and users. A harmonic is
defined as a sinusoidal component of a periodic wave or quantity having a frequency that
is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency usually 50Hz or 60Hz. Harmonic
refers to both current and voltage harmonics. Harmonic voltages occur as a result of
current harmonics, which are created by electronic loads. These nonlinear loads will draw
a distorted current waveform from the supply system. The amount of current distortion is
dependent upon the kVA rating of the load, the types of load and the fault level of the
power system at the point where the load is connected.
Industrial loads like electric arc furnaces, and discharge lighting can cause harmonic
distortion. The effect of harmonics in the power system includes the corruption and loss
of data, overheating or damage to sensitive equipment and overloading of capacitor
banks. The high frequency harmonics may also cause interference to nearby
telecommunication system.
Fourier analysis can be used to describe distortion in terms of fundamental frequency and
harmonic components from a given distorted periodic waveform. By using this technique,
we can consider each component of the distorted wave separately and apply
superposition. Using the Fourier series expansion, we can represent a distorted periodic
waveshape by its fundamental and harmonic: It is also common to use a single quantity,
the Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) as a measure of the effective value of harmonic
distortion. The development of Current Distortion Limits is to:
• Reduce the harmonic injection from each single consumer so that they will not
cause unacceptable voltage distortion levels for normal system characteristics.
• Restrict the overall harmonic distortion of the system voltage supplied by the
The harmonic distortion caused by each single consumer should be limited to an
acceptable level and the whole system should be operated without existing harmonic
distortion. The harmonic distortion limits recommended here provide the maximum
allowable current distortion for a consumer.

Interharmonics are defined as voltages or currents having frequency components that are

not integer multiples of the frequency at which the supply system is designed to operate.

The causes include induction motors, static frequency converters and arcing devices. The

effects of interharmonics are not well known.


A periodic voltage disturbance caused by normal operation of power electronics devices

when current is commutated from one phase to another is termed notching. Notching
tends to occur continuously and can be characterized through the harmonic spectrum of
the affected voltage. The frequency components can be quite high and may not be able to
describe with measurement equipment used for harmonic analysis.

Noise is unwanted distortion of the electrical power signals with high frequency
waveform superimposed on the fundamental. Noise is a common source by
electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI), power
electronic devices, switching power supplies and control circuits. Noise disturbs
electronic devices such as microcomputer and programmable controllers. Use of filters
and isolation transformers can usually solve the problem.

Voltage Fluctuation
Voltage fluctuation is defined as the random variations of the voltage envelope where the
magnitude does not exceed the voltage ranges of 0.9 to 1.1 pu. Flicker usually associates
with loads that display continuous variations in the load current magnitude causing
voltage variations. The flicker signal is measured by its rms magnitude expressed as a
percent of the fundamental whereas voltage flicker is measured with respect to the
sensitivity of human eye. It is possible for lamp to flicker if the magnitudes are as low as
0.5% and the frequencies are in the range of 6 to 8 Hz. One common cause of voltage
fluctuations on utility transmission and distribution system is the arc furnace.

Power Frequency Variations

Any deviation of the power system fundamental frequency from its nominal value
(usually 50 or 60 Hz) is defined as power frequency variations. The power system
frequency is associated with the rotational speed of the generators supplying the system.
The size and duration of the frequency shift depends on the load characteristics and the
response of the generation control system to load changes. As the load and generation
changes, small variations in frequency occur.

Frequency variations can be the cause of faults on power transmission system, large load
being disconnected or a large source of generation going off-line. Frequency variations
usually occur for loads that are supplied by a generator isolated from the utility system.
The response to sudden load changes may not be sufficient to adjust within the narrow
bandwidth required by frequency sensitive equipment. Possible effect could result in data
loss, system crashes and equipment damage.
Chapter 4

Static Voltage stability System

4.1 Overview

Static voltage instability is mainly associated with reactive power imbalance. Reactive
power support that the bus receives from the systems can limit load ability of that bus. If
the reactive power support reaches the limit, the system will approach the maximum
loading point or voltage collapse point. In static voltage stability, slowly developing
changes in the power system occur that eventually lead to a shortage of reactive power
and declining voltage. This phenomenon can be seen from the plot of the voltage at
receiving end versus the power transferred. The plots are popularly referred to as P-V
curve or “Nose” curve. As the power transfer increases, the voltage at the receiving end
decreases. Eventually, the critical (nose) point, the point at which the system reactive
power is out of use, is reached where any further increase in active power transfer will
lead to very rapid decrease in voltage magnitude. Before reaching the critical point, the
large voltage drop due to heavy reactive power losses can be observed. The maximum
load that can be increased prior to the point at which the system reactive power is out of
use is called static voltage stability margin or loading margin of the system. The only way
to save the system from voltage collapse is to reduce the reactive power losses in the
transmission system or to add additional reactive power prior to reaching the point of
voltage collapse. This has to be carried out in the planning stage with several system-
wide studies.

In static voltage stability study, Continuation Power Flow (CPF) and optimization
methods are the main analysis techniques and they are used to find voltage stability
margin or loading margin (LM) of the system. Utilities and researchers are developing
software based on these techniques, for the study. The CPF technique involves in solving
a series of load flow calculation with predictor and corrector steps. Optimization
technique involves in solving equations of necessary conditions based on an objective
function and constraints. However, utilities or researchers require devoting a Great deal
of effort to create a program. Adding to this, they may face a difficulty to ensure the
correct answers.

4.2 Definition of Static Load

Uncontrollable decay of system voltage at one or more load buses or even over of the
network as a response to load variations, generation or structure disturbances observed in
Power systems world wide. This has been termed as voltage Instability of voltage
decrease has been termed as a voltage collapse process. With the rest of the system
conditions remaining in charged, if the load varied, the voltage at the bus will also vary.
[Voltage at other nodes wills also this load change]. In other words voltage at a load bus
is elastic with respect and reactive power delivered at that node.

This elasticity may be quantitatively & where P, Q, V are active power, reactive
power and voltage of conditions these factors are generally negative. Power system loads
are generally dependent on voltage and frequency. The reactive power loading (i.e.
constant, independent of bus voltage) quite often and other similar studies, is , at best a
mathematical idealization of the power In general, the loads take active power and
reactive power as functions example, a constant admittance load draws active & reactive
power, which square of voltage.

A load is called static if the power taken by the load is dependent only frequently changes
in voltage collapse analysis) and not on time. Impedance load, lighting load, a constant
current load etc are static loads. By these loads vary in time it is because the voltage
varies with time and with the voltage in such loads.
4.3 Static Voltage Algorithm
The transmission system can be represented using a hybrid representation, by the
following set of equations

The H matrix can be evaluated from the Y bus matrix by a partial inversion, where the
voltages at the load buses are exchanged against their currents. This representation can
then be used to define a voltage stability indicator at the load bus, namely Lj which is
given by,


The term V0j is representative of an equivalent generator comprising the contribution

from all generators. The index Lj can also be derived and expressed in terms of the power
terms as the following.

The complex power term component S jcorr represents the contributions of the other
loads in the system to the index evaluated at the node j.

It was demonstrated in earlier works that when a load bus approaches a steady state
voltage collapse situation, the index L approaches the numerical value 1.0. Hence for a
system wide voltage stability assessment, the index evaluated at any of the buses must be
less than unity. Thus the index value L gives an indication of how far the system is from
voltage collapse.

From the derivation it is seen that for computing L index, at any load bus, one requires
only the knowledge of the state variables, power information and the network topology.
These measurements can be obtained very quickly in real-time. Since most of the earlier
indices developed on the basis of steady state power flow model has been able to estimate
the system for a dynamic phenomenon like voltage stability, the authors felt worthwhile
to explore the applicability of the index L for predicting a dynamic voltage collapse

4.4 Voltage collapse with a Static load

A static load of constant admittance is assumed in this section. In Section with a constant
power load there can be two operating points. Which one does the answer is that we can
not know. Similarly we can not know what will happen if the load is above the maximum
power that can be supplied by the line. But questions are found in the fact that there can
not be a constant power loads exhibit a nonzero elasticity with voltage. In this section we
Which his static and of constant admittance nature.

In fact the conclusions applicable for any static load where and where
n 0 ,n=m=2 represent constant admittance, n=m=1 represent constant current The load
power characteristics of a constant admittance load is shown in fig4 curve A. In this case
there will be in general, only one operating point. Also it is clear no question of the load
demanding more power that the maximum power. As the load operating point shifts
along the line characteristics and gets in to positive slope region load B in fig 4. Also the
effect of power factor on the operating point can

Fig 4.1 Voltage collapse due to load variation

With a static load, all operating points are generally stable i.e. line operates maybe with a
very low load voltage, high current and low efficiency) everywhere. Is in step with load
change. The voltage variation with time is decided by load variation for every load there
is a fixed voltage and voltage does not run away with load remaining at a constant level.
Thus, in this case collapse can take place only if the fig4. The load is assumed to be at
upf and is assumed to vary from a low value to minutes linearly. The corresponding
voltage variation is shown.
If the line is operating near the critical point but in the upper portion of the change in load
conductance can cause a disproportionate drop in the voltage. the conductance will result
in an increase in power delivered, as it should.

But if load conductance is taken to such a level where operating point is in the of the
curve, not only that there is abnormal voltage drop and excessive heating of high current)
but also the power delivered comes down. In this region, when power increased by
increasing the load, what we get is a decreased power delivery. In this lose the
controllability of power in this operating region. The same kind of voltage collapse and
inefficient operation can result in the cases a line in a parallel line link (ii) loss of
capacitor in a series compensated link even load power change. The effect of increase in
the link impedance is to shift maximum curve to the left.

To sum up, with a static load, abnormal reduction of voltage and stable operation
voltages can result as a consequence of over-loading or increase in line impedance. Under
such conditions will be quite loss due to high line currents. However there is away
phenomenon associated with static load in general. Of course, where line operation the
critical point, small changes in load will result in large changes in voltage and large line
efficiency. The collapse is more severe and faster if the load is at a low.
Chapter 5

Dynamic Load and Voltage Stability

5.1 Overview

Power transmission capability has traditionally been limited by either angle stability or by
the thermal loading capabilities of the lines. But with the developments in faster short
circuit clearing times, quicker and effective excitation systems and developments in
several stability control devices, the system problems associated with transient instability
have been largely reduced. However, voltage instability limits are becoming more
prominently significant in the context of a secure power system operation. In the
deregulated power market regime, economic competition has lead to an interest in
maintaining an optimum, secure and reliable power system operation. One such security
issue is the voltage stability of the system. Several voltage instability incidents have been
Reported, in the recent past, all over the globe. These are results of operating the system
with very less voltage stability margin under normal conditions. Thus, lot of work is
being carried out to understand voltage stability better, to detect it faster.

Traditional methods of voltage stability investigation have relied on static analysis using
the conventional power flow model. This analysis has been practically viable because of
the view that the voltage collapse is a relatively slow process thus being primarily
considered as a small signal phenomenon. The various analytical tools classified under
steady state analysis mode have been able to address the otherwise dynamic phenomenon
of voltage collapse. A variety of tools like the P-V curve, Q-V curve, eigenvalue, singular
value, sensitivity and energy based methods have been proposed. They are
computationally intensive which makes it less viable for fast computation during a
sequence of discontinuities like generators hitting field current or reactive limits, tap
changer limits, switchable shunt capacitor’s susceptance limits etc. In a dynamic voltage
stability computation regime, considering all these discontinuities into the analysis are
necessary. Moreover, a quick computation is necessary to take necessary corrective
action in time to save the system from an impending voltage collapse.

Fig5.1: A fast and dynamic voltage collapse

5.2 Dynamic Load Definitions

A load is called dynamic if the power drawn by the load is a function of time, example;
consider an induction motor driving a constant toque load. Suddenly, the motor
decelerates and the power (both the P & Q) drawn of speed (slip) and hence of time. P &
Q will stabilize at new values corresponding voltage after sufficient time decided by
mechanical time constant of the stabilized values may correspond to a stalled condition].
Another dynamic stabilized by using a continuous tap changer [i.e. automatic tap
changing automatic electronic voltage stabilizer etc]. These tap changers change delay.
Thus the load presented to the power system after a voltage varying due to time varying
turns ratio in the tap changer. The interplay of the two factors viz. bus voltage elasticity
with power elasticity with bus voltage results in abnormal sustained increases slightly or
one of the two parallel lines trips, or local the case of static loads. In the case of dynamic
loads, this interplay of voltage even in the absence of further disturbances.

5.3 System Model

The dynamic power system is modeled as a set of algebraic differential equations.

Where x are the state variables, and y are the algebraic variables, usually bus voltages.

Load model
Voltage sensitive load can be modeled as

Where are P0 is the real power at V=1.0 pu, Q0 is the reactive power at V=1.0 pu, V is
the bus voltage magnitude, β is the voltage sensitivity exponent of the real power, and η
is the voltage sensitivity exponent of the reactive power. Thus, with β=2, and η=2 , the
load becomes a constant impedance type. Dynamic loads are modeled as induction
motors. The load at one node can be represented as a combination of different kinds of
loads, e.g. one portion of the load is consumed by an impedance load and the rest could
be modeled as dynamic induction motor loads.

Generator modeling
Several different types of exciters may be installed within a system, such as the DC1A,
ST1A, and ST3A etc. Some generators may be equipped with PSS, and a
turbine/governor sub-system.
ULTC(under load tap changers modeling)
A ULTC can automatically adjust and keep the load-side bus voltage constant given that
enough buck or boost taps exist. A model of the ULTC is shown as follows:[19]

Here d is the step size of the transformer and n is the turn ratio. and

Time delays of ULTC action at the first instance is usually much longer than the time
delays associated with successive actions of the ULTC. Each ULTC has finite (usually
32) taps and step size is usually 0.000625.

5.4 General Dynamic Simulations

In dynamic simulation the network solution at each time step (figure) is of the form
I=Y•E where I is a vector of complex source currents and E is a vector of complex bus
voltages. In the case of a network of pure impedance elements, including loads, the
solution is a straightforward algebraic operation without iterations. More realistically,
load characteristics are nonlinear and the network load flow solution involves iterations
with nonlinear load effects introduced as current injections.[16]

Stated in slightly more formal terms, the behaviour of a system is described by a set of
differential equations. At every time step of the simulation, the time derivative of each
state variable in the system is calculated, using the constant and variable parameters
which describe the system condition at that time instant as initial conditions. The state
variable values at the next time step (statenew) are determined from the present value of
each state variable (stateold) and its rate of change (i.e., its time derivative). Simulation
time is advanced and the process is repeated. In the form of a formal equation the
procedure mentioned above will be:[12]
Fig5.2: Basic logic flow for Dynamic Simulation

5.5 Transient Dynamic Simulation

The explicit numerical integration algorithm used to solve the differential equations for
these phenomena is the modified Euler algorithm. This is the ordinary algorithm used in
Programm. The advantage of the simplicity of the explicit algorithm is partly offsetby
numerical stability considerations which require integration time steps smaller than the
smallest time constant describing the process. Figure shows how the time step affects
numerical stability.

5.6 Long Term Dynamic simulation

In many cases where the system survives the initial disturbance, the higher frequency
effects (i.e., rotor angle swings) subside after a few seconds and then the transition to a
new post contingency state occurs over minutes. While this process can be solved by
extending the stability run through minutes with 1/2 cycle time step using the explicit
integration method, the computation time can be very excessive. The extended term
option of Programm (figure 3.1), was created to analyse system behaviour over the period
of many seconds to minutes following disturbances where the load restoration, excitation
limiters, tap changing transformers, switching of capacitors and reactors etc., come into
account. This is the situation when studying long-term voltage stability. A more efficient
algorithm in these cases is the implicit trapezoidal integration method [4]. As mentioned
before, this algorithm is numerically stable. But with larger time steps, high frequency
modes and transients are filtered out and only the solutions for the slower modes are
accurate. Figure 3.4 shows the effect when the time steps are increased.

Fig5.3: Explicit solution method for transient dynamic simulation

Fig5.4: Trapezoidal algorithm for long term dynamic simulation

5.7 Dynamic Load model

The dynamic model proposed by Karlsson is a special case of a dynamic load model
given by Hill. The model implemented is described by the following equations:

When there is a voltage drop of 5-10% on load nodes, field measurements show that αt is
around 2. This means that the transient behavior of the load can be regarded as constant
impedance. In most of the measurements, αs is well below 1, which indicates a changed
voltage dependence for the active power, and the load characteristic tends to be more like
constant power. The time constant Tpr for this changing phase is around some hundred
seconds. This phenomenon has been explained by the power characteristic in electrical
domestic heating.

Fig5.5: Solution algorithm for dynamic load

Chapter 6

Software Specification

6.1 PSS/E (Power System Simulator for Engineering)

In order to simulate voltage collapse it is important to have suitable software since
dynamic effects can be both of a fast and a slow nature. Voltage collapse can occur not
only as the immediate consequence of a contingency, but can also be the result of
changes in system conditions due to restoration of loads, limitation of generator currents
or capacitor/reactor switching etc. These varying conditions will increase the demands on
the solution algorithms used in the program. It is also important to be able to implement
user-written models of the equipment used in the system since there is no model library
that covers all details or models of the equipment used in power systems. According to
the requirements mentioned above, the PSS/E1 program was suitable for voltage collapse
simulations. The outcome of that PSS/E met the requirements regarding long-term
dynamic simulation and model implementation, though it has to be mentioned that
comparison with other software was not made.

PSS/E is an integrated, interactive program for simulating, analyzing and optimizing
power system performance. The program contains a set of modules which handle a
number of different power system analysis calculations. All the modules operate from the
same set of data whose structure is divided into four different “working files”, shown in
figure . These working files are set up in a way that optimizes the computational aspects
of the key power system simulation functions: network solution and equipment dynamic
modeling. The user has a variety of ways of operating PSS/E, depending upon the type of
study being performed. However, he never needs to address these working files by name,
though he must be aware that he is processing these files every time he uses PSS/E. The
modules used for voltage collapse simulations are Power flow, Dynamic simulation and
Extended term dynamic simulation.

Fig6.1: structure of PSS/E software

The four working files have the following names and general functions:
LFWORK Contains a complete set of power flow data (Load Flow WORKing file)
FMWORKWorking file for all operations involving the factorized system admittance
matrix (Factorized Matrix WORKing file).
SCWORK Working files for fault analysis (Short Circuit WORKing file).
DSWORK Scratch files for dynamic simulation activities (Dynamic Simulation
WORKing file).

6.2 MATLAB (Matrix Laboratory)

MATLAB® is a high-performance language for technical computing. It integrates
computation, visualization, and programming in an easy-to-use environment where
problems and solutions are expressed in familiar mathematical notation. Typical uses
include Math and computation Algorithm development Data acquisition Modeling,
simulation, and prototyping Data analysis, exploration, and visualization Scientific and
engineering graphics Application development, including graphical user interface
building MATLAB is an interactive system whose basic data element is an array that
does not require dimensioning. This allows you to solve many technical computing
problems, especially those with matrix and vector formulations, in a fraction of the time it
would take to write a program in a scalar no interactive language such as C or Fortran.
The name MATLAB stands for matrix laboratory. MATLAB was originally written to
provide easy access to matrix software developed by the LINPACK and EISPACK
projects. Today, MATLAB engines incorporate the LAPACK and BLAS libraries,
embedding the state of the art in software for matrix computation. MATLAB has evolved
over a period of years with input from many users. In university environments, it is the
standard instructional tool for introductory and advanced courses in mathematics,
engineering, and science. In industry, MATLAB is the tool of choice for high-
productivity research, development, and analysis. MATLAB features a family of add-on
application-specific solutions called toolboxes. Very important to most users of
MATLAB, toolboxes allow you to learn and apply specialized technology. Toolboxes are
comprehensive collections of MATLAB functions (M-files) that extend the MATLAB
environment to solve particular classes of problems. Areas in which toolboxes are
available include signal processing, control systems, neural networks, fuzzy logic,
wavelets, simulation, and many others.[11]
Proposed simulation approach

Power flow or load flow consists of solving real and reactive power balance equations at
all buses in power systems to obtain all state variables when control variables are
specified. According to this, Symbolic toolbox in MATLAB can be used to create power
flow equations when the system data and control variables are known. Then, a simple
command called “lsqnonlin” in Optimization toolbox is used to find the solution for all
state variables. The steps behind the proposed method can be summarized as shown in
the Fig.

Fig6.2: Load flow calculation using MATLAB

From Fig., system parameters are read from input data to create power balance equations
using Symbolic toolbox. The solution is then found by using a single “lsqnonlin”
command. It can be noticed that Jacobian is not required to compute in the formulation
process since it is already embedded in Optimization toolbox. The solution is found in a
simple way, as only one command is used.
Continuation Power Flow is basically a series of load flow calculation with predictor and
corrector steps. The formation of CPF is complicated and it is required good
programming skill. However, with the help of Symbolic and Optimization toolboxes, the
formulation is much easier. Figure 3 illustrates steps behind the CPF process with
Symbolic and Optimization toolboxes. From Fig. 3, the system data is read first, and then
Symbolic toolbox is introduced to create power flow equations. The power flow
calculation is performed to find the load flow Jacobean for the following predictor step.
In the predictor step, state variables are predicted from the current status of load flow
Jacobian to predict the bus angles and voltages at higher LF. In the corrector step, the
actual value of state variables are computed from load flow equations and initial
condition obtained from the predictor step. Prior to the collapse point, parameterization
step is performed to avoid convergence difficulty of CPF process by switching state
variable from LF to the voltage at the weakest bus, which is found from a bus having
highest voltage decrease. The process is repeated until the PV curve is completed.

Fig6.3: Continuation power flow logic diagram

The EUROSTAG program, jointly developed by Tractabel and EdF covers the domains
of transient, mid-term, and long-term stability by means of an automatically and
continuously variable step size integration algorithm. It allows a complete simulation of
voltage stability phenomena and includes models for transformer on-load tap changing,
dynamic loads, field current limiters, etc. The implicit method used for the numerical
solution is based on the backward differentiations’ algorithm treated according to the
GEAR implementation.

The EXSTAB program, developed by Tokyo Electric Power Company and General
Electric, allows for dynamic simulation over an extended range of the time domain.
Explicit as well as implicit integration technique is used. The program includes detailed
models of AGC with frequency and interchange control, power plants, dynamic and
thermostatically controlled loads, OLTC's, and many protective functions. Simulation
modes allow for automatic continuously variable time step integration, as well as a fast
algebraic quasi-steady state mode for slowly varying system conditions.

SIMPOW (simulation of power systems), developed by ABB Power Systems AB, covers
dynamic simulations in a wide range of time. The program is used for all types of static
and dynamic simulations of electrical power systems: long term, short term and fast
transients caused by switching and lightning, etc. SIMPOW has models of most power
system elements but the user-oriented Dynamic Simulation Language (DSL), allows
implementation of power system elements which are not available in the standard library
of models.
ETMSP (Extended Transient/Midterm Stability Program), developed by Ontario Hydro,
has been enhanced to meet the modeling requirements for dynamic analysis of voltage
stability. These include representation of transformer LTC action, generator field current
Limits, dynamic loads, constant energy loads, special relaying, and under voltage load

6.7 LTSP
LTSP (Long Term Stability Program) is capable of simulating fast as well as slow
dynamics of power systems and is based on the ETMSP program. In addition to all the
features of ETMSP, LTSP includes detailed models for fossil-fuelled, nuclear, and
combustion turbine plants. The basis for and the details of modeling and solution
techniques used in these programs can be found in.
Chapter 7

Algorithm of voltage Collapse

7.1 Basic Algorithms

Algorithm for Jacobin iteration

We assume that the system Ax = b has been rearranged so that for each row of A the
diagonal elements[8]
have magnitudes that are greater than the sum of the remaining elements in the
corresponding row. That is,
|ai,i| > (sum (j=1 to n) |ai,j|) - ai,i i =1,2,3...n
This is a sufficient noation for both this method and the one that follows to converge.
We begin with an initial approximation to the solution vector, which we store in the
vector: old_x
For i = 1 to n
b[i] - b[i]/a[i,i]
new_x[i] = old_x[i]
a[i,j] = a[i,j]/a[i,i]: j = 1,...n and i <> j
End For i
For i = 1 to n
old_x[i] = new_x[i]
new_x[i] = b[i]
End for i
For i = 1 to n
For i = 1 to n
If (j !=i) then
new_x[i] = new_x[i] - a[i,j]*old_x[j]
End If
End For
End For
Until new_x and old_x converge to each other

Algorithm for Gauss seidal iteration

We assume, as we did in the previous algorithm, that the system Ax = b has been
rearranged so that for
each row of A the diagonal elements have magnitudes that are greater than the sum of the
elements in the corresponding row. That is,
|ai,i| > sum(j = 1 to n, i!=j)|ai,j| i = 1,2,3,....n
This is a sufficient condition for both this method and the previous one. As before we
begin with an
initial approximation to the solution vector, which we store in the vector, x.
For i = 1 to n
b[i] = b[i]/a[i,i];
a[i,j] = a[i,l]/a[i,i]; j = 1, ,..n and i !=j
End For
While (not yet convergent) do
For i = 1 to n
x[i] = b[ii]
For j = 1 to n
if (j != i) then
x[i] = x[i] - a[i,j]* x[j]
End if
End For
End For
End While
Interval Newtons Method
The problem is to find bounds on the solution of a nonlinear continuous function f : Rn !
Rn in a given box x(0) 2 IRn. Using the mean value theorem we have for any x_ that
f(x_) 2 f(˜x) + J(x)(x_ − ˜x), where J(x) is the interval Jacobian matrix with [5]

The interval linear system given by the equation can be solved for x_ to obtain an outer bound on
the solution set, say N(˜x, x). The notation includes both ˜x and x to show the dependence on
both terms. It follows that 0 2 f(˜x)+J(x)(N(˜x, x)− ˜x), which suggests the following iteration, for k =
0, 1, . . . and ˜x(k) 2 x(k):

A reasonable choice for ˜x(k) is the center, denoted by ˇx, of x. In this work, we decided to use it,
however other choices are available . The linear system given by equation can be solved using
an appropriate interval method to give the Newton operator
7.2 Proposed Algorithm
In this section we briefly present the main aspects of our approach to computationally
solve the power flow problem.
(i) Data Input
The data provided by the user are classified into two types: transmission-line data
(resistance, reactance, susceptance of the circuits etc.) and bus data (magnitude and phase
of the voltage at slack bus, generated real power at PV buses etc.). In the second group
we find the load data, which are given as interval data, since they are specified
considering the probable measurement errors5.

(ii) Initial Guesses

The initial guesses are provided by a punctual algorithm for the power flow problem [2],
transformed into intervals that considers the maximal measurement relative error.

(iii) Applying Newton’s Iteration

According to the iteration given by equations (3.4)-(3.6), we implemented the algorithm
shown in Figure 1. The implementation was done in Matlabr using the Intlab toolbox.
Notice that a real interval x = [x1, x2] in Intlab can be stored by using either the
command infsup(x1, x2), where x1 and x2 are, respectively, the infimum and supremum
of the interval x, or the command midrad(mp, rd), which represents x by its midpoint mp
= x1+x2 /2 and radius rd = x2−x1/ 2 . In this algorithm, e and f denote, respectively, the
real and imaginary parts of the interval complex voltage at all buses, whereas e intv and f
intv are conceived as the initial guesses, as stated in (ii). The real and reactive powers are
evaluated according Section 2. The power mismatches are evaluated using equations in
order to obtain the box fx. In the given algorithm, bsf means a vector with all bus indices
except the slack bus and bpq is a vector containing the bus indices for PQ buses. After the
evaluation of the Jacobian matrix6, the linear system given by the equation is solved
using the Matlabr command “\”. Then, the nonlinear system variables are updated
according equations.
(iv) Stop Criteria
In order to assess the process convergence, we use two stop criteria. Firstly, it is verified
if the box fx includes the zero, which means that an approximation for the solution was
found. After, it is verified the possibility of improving the solution (that is, the possibility
of reducing its diameter according to an admissible tolerance).

(v) Final Result in Polar Coordinates

The algorithm shown in Figure 1 provides a solution for the power flow problem in
cartesian coordinates. In general, it is more usual to express the complex voltages in polar
coordinates. Then, we have added a routine in order to calculate the interval polar

7.3 Interval Load flow Problem

The equation describing the performance of the network of a power system using the bus
frame of reference in admittance form is
I = YbusE
Where I is a vector related to the current injection at the system buses, Ybus is the
admittance matrix and E is a vector with the complex nodal voltages.
it is possible to write,

Real and reactive power at any bus P is,

This load flow problem can be solved by the Newton’s method using a set of nonlinear
equations to express real and reactive powers in terms of bus voltages Substituting Ip
from equation(1) into equation(2) results in

Using cartesian coordinates, we have Ep = ep + jfp and Ypq = Gpq + jBpq, and then
equation (3) becomes Pp − jQp = (ep − jfp)Pn ,q=1(Gpq + jBpq)(eq + jfq). Separating the
real and imaginary parts, we have

This formulation results in a set of nonlinear equations, two for each bus of the system.
Note that the real and reactive powers are given by Pp = Pgp − Pdp and Qp = Qgp−Qdp ,
respectively, where Pgp and Qgp are the generated real and reactive powers at bus p, and
Pdp and Qdp are the real and reactive power loads at bus p, respectively. At this point, it
is important to point out that the known real and reactive power loads Pdp and Qdp
present an uncertainty due the measurement errors. Pdp and Qdp belong to an interval
that is estimated at beginning of the process, since the accuracy of the instrument is
known a priori. This implies it is necessary to admit that the real and reactive powers Pgp
and Qgp , which are specified in the beginning of the process, may range in an interval
with an admissible radium determined by an heuristic method based on the experience of
a system operator. The real and imaginary components of voltage ep and fp are unknown
intervals for all buses except the slack bus, where the voltage interval is specified and
remains fixed. Thus there are 2(n − 1) equations to be solved for a load flow problem. In
Order to reach the solution; we use the interval version of the Newton’s algorithm.
7.4 Fundamental voltage collapse equation
A simple power system is considered, through which the useful index of the voltage
stability is derived. As showed in Fig.1, whereby bus 1 is assumed as a generator bus and
bus 2 is a load bus whose voltage behavior will be our interest.

Fig: Single generator and load system

This simple system can be described by the following equations (where the dot above a
letter represents a vector):
Thereby an indicator has been derived which can be used for monitoring the voltage
stability problem of the system and for assessing the degree of risk for a potential voltage
collapse. When S2 =0 , the indicator will be zero and indicates that there will be no
voltage problem. When S2 =1 , the voltage at load bus will collapse.
Chapter 8

Process Simulation and Test Results of voltage collapse

8.1 IEEE-14 bus introduce

It consists of five synchronous machines with IEEE type-1 exciters, three of which are
synchronous compensators used only for reactive power support. There are 11 loads in
the system totaling 259 MW and 73 Mvar. The dynamic data for the generators exciters
was selected from [19].
Fig 8.1: IEEE 14 bus test system

8.2 IEEE 30 bus introduce

Fig: IEEE 30 bus test system

8.3 Load flow result for 14 bus

Newton Raphson Loadflow Analysis
| Bus | V | Angle | Injection | Generation | Load |
| No | pu | Degree | MW | MVar | MW | Mvar | MW | MVar |
1 1.0600 0.0000 225.531 -13.754 225.531 -13.754 0.000 0.000
2 1.0450 -4.7936 25.000 32.591 46.700 45.291 21.700 12.700
3 1.0100 -12.5745 -94.200 8.746 -0.000 27.746 94.200 19.000
4 1.0132 -10.0871 -47.800 3.900 -0.000 -0.000 47.800 -3.900
5 1.0166 -8.6191 -7.600 -1.600 -0.000 0.000 7.600 1.600
6 1.0700 -14.3015 -11.200 15.521 0.000 23.021 11.200 7.500
7 1.0457 -13.0843 -0.000 -0.000 -0.000 -0.000 0.000 0.000
8 1.0800 -13.0843 0.000 21.026 0.000 21.026 0.000 0.000
9 1.0305 -14.6688 -29.500 -16.600 0.000 0.000 29.500 16.600
10 1.0299 -14.8858 -9.000 -5.800 0.000 0.000 9.000 5.800
11 1.0461 -14.7102 -3.500 -1.800 0.000 0.000 3.500 1.800
12 1.0533 -15.1514 -6.100 -1.600 0.000 0.000 6.100 1.600
13 1.0466 -15.1850 -13.500 -5.800 -0.000 -0.000 13.500 5.800
14 1.0193 -15.9226 -14.900 -5.000 0.000 0.000 14.900 5.000
Total 13.231 29.828 272.231 103.328 259.000 73.500

Line Flow and Losses

|From|To | P | Q | From| To | P | Q | Line Loss |
|Bus |Bus| M | MVar | Bus | Bus| MW | MVar | MW | MVar |
1 2 151.170 -16.093 2 1 -147.184 28.264 3.986 12.171
1 5 74.360 8.069 5 1 -71.670 3.036 2.690 11.105
2 3 73.583 5.918 3 2 -71.238 3.961 2.345 9.879
2 4 56.337 2.842 4 2 -54.643 2.296 1.693 5.138
2 5 42.264 4.587 5 2 -41.322 -1.709 0.943 2.878
3 4 -22.962 7.671 4 3 23.347 -6.689 0.385 0.983
4 5 -59.067 11.347 5 4 59.537 -9.863 0.470 1.484
4 7 27.087 -15.396 7 4 -27.087 17.330 0.000 1.934
4 9 15.476 -2.641 9 4 -15.476 3.935 0.000 1.294
5 6 45.854 -20.837 6 5 -45.854 26.602 0.000 5.765
6 11 8.266 8.903 11 6 -8.144 -8.647 0.122 0.256
6 12 8.062 3.177 12 6 -7.981 -3.009 0.081 0.168
6 13 18.326 9.984 13 6 -18.075 -9.488 0.252 0.496
7 8 0.000 -20.358 8 7 -0.000 21.026 0.000 0.668
7 9 27.087 14.791 9 7 -27.087 -13.833 0.000 0.958
9 10 4.414 -0.910 10 9 -4.408 0.927 0.006 0.016
9 14 8.650 0.317 14 9 -8.560 -0.127 0.090 0.191
10 11 -4.592 -6.727 11 10 4.644 6.847 0.051 0.120
12 13 1.881 1.409 13 12 -1.870 -1.399 0.011 0.010
13 14 6.445 5.088 14 13 -6.340 -4.873 0.105 0.214
Total Loss 13.231 55.728
8.4 Load Flow result for 30 bus

Newton Raphson Loadflow Analysis
| Bus | V | Angle | Injection | Generation | Load |
| No | pu | Degree | MW | MVar | MW | Mvar | MW | MVar |
1 1.0600 0.0000 260.928 -17.118 260.928 -17.118 0.000 0.000
2 1.0430 -5.3474 18.300 35.066 40.000 47.766 21.700 12.700
3 1.0217 -7.5448 -2.400 -1.200 -0.000 0.000 2.400 1.200
4 1.0129 -9.2989 -7.600 -1.600 0.000 0.000 7.600 1.600
5 1.0100 -14.1542 -94.200 16.965 -0.000 35.965 94.200 19.000
6 1.0121 -11.0880 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
7 1.0035 -12.8734 -22.800 -10.900 -0.000 0.000 22.800 10.900
8 1.0100 -11.8039 -30.000 0.691 0.000 30.691 30.000 30.000
9 1.0507 -14.1363 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
10 1.0438 -15.7341 -5.800 17.000 0.000 19.000 5.800 2.000
11 1.0820 -14.1363 0.000 16.270 0.000 16.270 0.000 0.000
12 1.0576 -14.9416 -11.200 -7.500 0.000 -0.000 11.200 7.500
13 1.0710 -14.9416 -0.000 10.247 -0.000 10.247 0.000 0.000
14 1.0429 -15.8244 -6.200 -1.600 -0.000 0.000 6.200 1.600
15 1.0384 -15.9101 -8.200 -2.500 -0.000 0.000 8.200 2.500
16 1.0445 -15.5487 -3.500 -1.800 -0.000 -0.000 3.500 1.800
17 1.0387 -15.8856 -9.000 -5.800 -0.000 -0.000 9.000 5.800
18 1.0282 -16.5425 -3.200 -0.900 -0.000 -0.000 3.200 0.900
19 1.0252 -16.7273 -9.500 -3.400 0.000 0.000 9.500 3.400
20 1.0291 -16.5363 -2.200 -0.700 0.000 -0.000 2.200 0.700
21 1.0293 -16.2462 -17.500 -11.200 -0.000 0.000 17.500 11.200
22 1.0353 -16.0738 -0.000 -0.000 -0.000 -0.000 0.000 0.000
23 1.0291 -16.2528 -3.200 -1.600 -0.000 -0.000 3.200 1.600
24 1.0237 -16.4409 -8.700 -2.400 -0.000 4.300 8.700 6.700
25 1.0202 -16.0539 -0.000 -0.000 -0.000 -0.000 0.000 0.000
26 1.0025 -16.4712 -3.500 -2.300 0.000 0.000 3.500 2.300
27 1.0265 -15.5558 0.000 -0.000 0.000 -0.000 0.000 0.000
28 1.0109 -11.7436 0.000 -0.000 0.000 -0.000 0.000 0.000
29 1.0067 -16.7777 -2.400 -0.900 -0.000 0.000 2.400 0.900
30 0.9953 -17.6546 -10.600 -1.900 0.000 0.000 10.600 1.900
Total 17.528 20.921 300.928 147.121 283.400 126.200
Line Flow and Losses
|From|To | P | Q | From| To | P | Q | Line Loss |
|Bus |Bus| MW | MVar | Bus | Bus| MW | MVar | MW | MVar |
1 2 173.143 -18.108 2 1 -167.964 33.617 5.179 15.509
1 3 87.785 6.248 3 1 -84.669 5.140 3.116 11.388
2 4 43.619 5.194 4 2 -42.607 -2.113 1.011 3.081
3 4 82.269 -3.772 4 3 -81.412 6.235 0.858 2.463
2 5 82.293 4.033 5 2 -79.347 8.342 2.945 12.374
2 6 60.353 1.403 6 2 -58.406 4.503 1.946 5.906
4 6 72.272 -17.521 6 4 -71.631 19.753 0.641 2.231
5 7 -14.853 11.796 7 5 15.015 -11.387 0.162 0.409
6 7 38.195 -1.201 7 6 -37.815 2.370 0.381 1.169
6 8 29.490 -3.214 8 6 -29.387 3.574 0.103 0.361
6 9 27.799 -18.485 9 6 -27.799 20.698 0.000 2.213
6 10 15.882 -5.306 10 6 -15.882 6.781 0.000 1.475
9 11 -0.000 -15.799 11 9 0.000 16.270 0.000 0.470
9 10 27.799 7.041 10 9 -27.799 -6.222 0.000 0.819
4 12 44.147 -16.795 12 4 -44.147 21.983 0.000 5.188
12 13 0.000 -10.119 13 12 -0.000 10.247 -0.000 0.128
12 14 7.790 2.390 14 12 -7.717 -2.238 0.073 0.152
12 15 17.639 6.705 15 12 -17.429 -6.290 0.211 0.415
12 16 7.518 3.420 16 12 -7.460 -3.299 0.058 0.121
14 15 1.517 0.638 15 14 -1.511 -0.633 0.006 0.005
16 17 3.960 1.499 17 16 -3.946 -1.468 0.014 0.032
15 18 6.291 1.829 18 15 -6.249 -1.742 0.043 0.087
18 19 3.049 0.842 19 18 -3.043 -0.830 0.006 0.012
19 20 -6.457 -2.570 20 19 6.473 2.601 0.016 0.031
10 20 8.749 3.471 20 10 -8.673 -3.301 0.076 0.170
10 17 5.067 4.367 17 10 -5.054 -4.332 0.013 0.035
10 21 18.286 11.764 21 10 -18.135 -11.439 0.151 0.325
10 22 5.780 3.107 22 10 -5.751 -3.048 0.029 0.059
21 23 0.635 0.239 23 21 -0.635 -0.239 0.000 0.000
15 23 4.449 2.593 23 15 -4.424 -2.544 0.025 0.050
22 24 5.751 3.048 24 22 -5.706 -2.977 0.045 0.071
23 24 1.859 1.183 24 23 -1.853 -1.171 0.006 0.012
24 25 -1.142 1.748 25 24 1.149 -1.734 0.008 0.014
25 26 3.544 2.366 26 25 -3.500 -2.300 0.044 0.066
25 27 -4.694 -0.632 27 25 4.717 0.677 0.024 0.045
28 27 17.998 -3.529 27 28 -17.998 4.791 -0.000 1.262
27 29 6.189 1.667 29 27 -6.103 -1.505 0.086 0.162
27 30 7.091 1.661 30 27 -6.930 -1.358 0.161 0.303
29 30 3.703 0.605 30 29 -3.670 -0.542 0.033 0.063
8 28 -0.613 -0.241 28 8 0.614 0.242 0.000 0.001
6 28 18.670 -3.094 28 6 -18.611 3.304 0.059 0.209
Total Loss 17.528 68.888

8.4 Voltage decrease due to load increase data

From the above data analysis we observe that every bus has its own load capability.
When we increase the individual load of every bus by 0.1 MW then some bus shows real
collapse phenomena. Only 3 buses showed some voltage decrease picture which we can
observe by below data’s:
Load increase 0.1 MW
Bus no Initial voltage Present voltage
1 1.060 3.1780
2 1.045 3.0887
3 1.010 0.9860
4 1.0132 2.9036
5 1.016 0.9987
6 1.07 3.2383
7 1.0457 3.0929
8 1.08 1.011
9 1.035 3.0299
10 1.0299 3.001
11 1.0461 3.0982
12 1.0533 3.1380
13 1.0466 3.0982
14 1.0193 2.9837
Load increase 0.2 MW
Bus no Initial voltage Present voltage
1 1.060 3.2656
2 1.045 3.1650
3 1.010 0.9689
4 1.0132 2.9753
5 1.016 0.9949
6 1.07 3.3182
7 1.0457 3.1692
8 1.08 1.0197
9 1.035 3.1047
10 1.0299 3.0742
11 1.0461 3.1717
12 1.0533 3.2155
13 1.0466 3.1747
14 1.0193 3.0112

Load increase 0.3 MW

Bus no Initial voltage Present voltage
1 1.060 3.331
2 1.045 3.2395
3 1.010 0.9478
4 1.0132 3.0456
5 1.016 0.9884
6 1.07 3.3963
7 1.0457 3.2438
8 1.08 1.0258
9 1.035 3.1778
10 1.0299 3.1456
11 1.0461 3.2463
12 1.0533 3.2911
13 1.0466 3.2494
14 1.0193 3.0821

Load increase 0.4 MW

Bus no Initial voltage Present voltage
1 1.060 3.4080
2 1.045 3.3123
3 1.010 0.9220
4 1.0132 3.1138
5 1.016 0.9789
6 1.07 3.4727
7 1.0457 3.3167
8 1.08 1.0295
9 1.035 3.2492
10 1.0299 3.2172
11 1.0461 3.3193
12 1.0533 3.3651
13 1.0466 3.3224
14 1.0193 3.1542
Load increase 0.5 MW
Bus no Initial voltage Present voltage
1 1.060 3.4813
2 1.045 3.3835
3 1.010 0.8894
4 1.0132 3.1807
5 1.016 0.9629
6 1.07 3.5473
7 1.0457 3.881
8 1.08 1.0308
9 1.035 3.3191
10 1.0299 3.2864
11 1.0461 3.3906
12 1.0533 3.4375
13 1.0466 3.3939
14 1.0193 3.2191

Load increase 0.6 MW

Bus no Initial voltage Present voltage
1 1.060 3.5531
2 1.045 3.4533
3 1.010 0.8465
4 1.0132 3.2463
5 1.016 0.9487
6 1.07 3.6205
7 1.0457 3.4579
8 1.08 1.0295
9 1.035 3.3875
10 1.0299 3.3542
11 1.0461 3.4606
12 1.0533 3.5084
13 1.0466 3.4639
14 1.0193 3.2855

Load increase 0.7 MW

Bus no Initial voltage Present voltage
1 1.060 3.6255
2 1.045 3.5217
3 1.010 0.7826
4 1.0132 3.3106
5 1.016 0.9258
6 1.07 3.6922
7 1.0457 3.5264
8 1.08 1.0253
9 1.035 3.4546
10 1.0299 3.4206
11 1.0461 3.5291
12 1.0533 3.5778
13 1.0466 3.5325
14 1.0193 3.3506
8.5 Voltage decrease due to reactive power imbalance data
From the load flow data’s we got the values for reactive power Q in MVar ratings. In
these criteria we just imbalanced the reactive power by some value and observe that 1 bus
is showing collapse due to change the Q. The data schemes are given below:

Bus no Reactive power Q Initial voltage Present voltage

1 -0.0573 1.060 1.7993
2 -0.0573 1.045 1.7738
3 -0.0573 1.010 1.7144
4 -0.0573 1.0132 1.7504
5 -0.0573 1.016 1.7256
6 -0.0573 1.07 1.8162
7 -0.0573 1.0457 1.0500
8 -0.0573 1.08 1.7653
9 -0.0573 1.035 1.7568
10 -0.0573 1.0299 1.7432
11 -0.0573 1.0461 1.7757
12 -0.0573 1.0533 1.7879
13 -0.0573 1.0466 1.7765
14 -0.0573 1.0193 1.7302
Bus no Reactive power Q Initial voltage Present voltage
1 0.0422 1.060 1.8583
2 0.0422 1.045 1.8320
3 0.0422 1.010 1.7706
4 0.0422 1.0132 1.8078
5 0.0422 1.016 1.7822
6 0.0422 1.07 1.8758
7 0.0422 1.0457 0.9500
8 0.0422 1.08 1.8323
9 0.0422 1.035 1.8144
10 0.0422 1.0299 1.8055
11 0.0422 1.0461 1.8393
12 0.0422 1.0533 1.8465
13 0.0422 1.0466 1.8348
14 0.0422 1.0193 1.7869

Bus no Reactive power Q Initial voltage Present voltage

1 0.126 1.060 1.9155
2 0.126 1.045 1.8883
3 0.126 1.010 1.8251
4 0.126 1.0132 1.8634
5 0.126 1.016 1.8370
6 0.126 1.07 1.9353
7 0.126 1.0457 0.8500
8 0.126 1.08 1.8793
9 0.126 1.035 1.8703
10 0.126 1.0299 1.8611
11 0.126 1.0461 1.8903
12 0.126 1.0533 1.9033
13 0.126 1.0466 1.8912
14 0.126 1.0193 1.8419

Bus no Reactive power Q Initial voltage Present voltage

1 0.1808 1.060 1.9517
2 0.1808 1.045 1.9241
3 0.1808 1.010 1.8597
4 0.1808 1.0132 1.8987
5 0.1808 1.016 1.8712
6 0.1808 1.07 1.9701
7 0.1808 1.0457 0.7500
8 0.1808 1.08 1.9701
9 0.1808 1.035 1.0957
10 0.1808 1.0299 1.8963
11 0.1808 1.0461 1.961
12 0.1808 1.0533 1.9394
13 0.1808 1.0466 1.9271
14 0.1808 1.0193 1.8768
Bus no Reactive power Q Initial voltage Present voltage
1 0.2273 1.060 1.9765
2 0.2273 1.045 1.9485
3 0.2273 1.010 1.8832
4 0.2273 1.0132 1.9228
5 0.2273 1.016 1.8955
6 0.2273 1.07 1.9951
7 0.2273 1.0457 0.4
8 0.2273 1.08 1.9192
9 0.2273 1.035 1.9248
10 0.2273 1.0299 1.92981.9203
11 0.2273 1.0461 1.9505
12 0.2273 1.0533 1.9540
13 0.2273 1.0466 1.9515
14 0.2273 1.0193 1.90006

Bus no Reactive power Q Initial voltage Present voltage

1 0.1332 1.060 1.9901
2 0.1332 1.045 1.9619
3 0.1332 1.010 1.8962
4 0.1332 1.0132 1.9360
5 0.1332 1.016 1.9360
6 0.1332 1.07 1.9086
7 0.1332 1.0457 0.200
8 0.1332 1.08 1.8525
9 0.1332 1.035 1.9525
10 0.1332 1.0299 1.9531
11 0.1332 1.0461 1.9535
12 0.1332 1.0533 1.9640
13 0.1332 1.0466 1.9775
14 0.1332 1.0193 1.9649

Bus no Reactive power Q Initial voltage Present voltage

1 0.0893 1.060 1.9982
2 0.0893 1.045 1.9699
3 0.0893 1.010 1.9039
4 0.0893 1.0132 1.9439
5 0.0893 1.016 1.9164
6 0.0893 1.07 2.0170
7 0.0893 1.0457 0.15
8 0.0893 1.08 1.9600
9 0.0893 1.035 1.9510
10 0.0893 1.0299 1.9414
11 0.0893 1.0461 1.9720
12 0.0893 1.0533 1.9855
13 0.0893 1.0466 1.9729
14 0.0893 1.0193 1.9214
8.6 Loads versus Voltage Curve

As seen from the load variation and the voltage value we have some ratio aspects. Bus
no3, Bus no 5 , Bus no 8 shows decrease value voltage. If we plot the load versus voltage
curve then we can find that the voltage decrease with the superlative increase of the load.
Assign all those load value and voltage we got,
Bus no 8--------------------------
Bus no 5--------------------------; Bus no 3--------------------------



Fig8.3: Load versus voltage curve

Some comments regarding the PV curves:
• Each curve has a maximum load. This value is typically called the maximum
system load or the system load ability.
• If the load is increased beyond the load ability, the voltages will decline
• For a value of load below the load ability, there are two voltage solutions. The
upper one corresponds to one that can be reached in practice. The lower one is
correct mathematically, but I do not know of a way to reach these points in
• In the lagging or unity power factor condition, it is clear that the voltage
decreases as the load power increases until the load ability. In this case, the
voltage instability phenomena are detectable, i.e., operator will be aware that
voltages are declining before the load ability is exceeded.
• In the leading case, one observes that the voltage is flat, or perhaps even
increasing a little, until just before the load ability. Thus, in the leading
condition, voltage instability is not very detectable. The leading condition occurs
during high transfer conditions when the load is light or when the load is highly
8.7 Reactive power versus Load curve

From the data which we analysis within the reactive power imbalance chart, we find that
one single bus is going to collapse very fast. It may call dynamic voltage collapse. Other
buses act well with this unbalancing reactive power value. If we plot that curve then we
can clearly depict how voltage can decrease with moderate reactive power shortage

Fig 8.4: reactive power versus load curve

Some comments regarding the QV Curves

• In practice, these curves may be drawn with a power flow program by

1. modeling at the target bus a synchronous condenser (a
generator with P=0) having very wide reactive limits
2. Setting |V| to a desired value
3. Solving the power flow.
4. Reading the Q of the generator.
5. Repeat 2-4 for a range of voltages.
• QV curves have one advantage over PV curves:
They are easier to obtain if you only have a power flow (power flows will not solve
near or below the “nose” of PV curve but they will solve completely around the “nose”
of QV curves.)
Chapter 9

Voltage Collapse Mitigation

9.1 Power Capacitor

Power capacitor is basically an electrical device used for improving power factor of the
electrical power system when the load is inductive. Most of the industries use induction
motors, which results Low power factor in the neighboring distribution line. This causes
big KVAR loss and wastage of energy. Therefore, Improvement of power factor is
considered to be one of the important measures of energy conservation. Use of power
capacitors improves the power factor of the line to which they are connected and thereby
improving power factor for neighboring industry also. In certain applications, capacitors
are used to store energy also, but with limited use [21]

Almost all the Electricity authorities have now made compulsory to install L.T. Power
Capacitors in the case of all industrial loads. This implies for every induction motor, LT
power capacitor is a must. Due to massive rural electrification and use of electric pumps
in irrigation and industrial purposes the motor load is increasing day by day. Hence,
demand for power capacitors is increasing.

At present, there are a number of units manufacturing LT power capacitors. However, as

the demand for this item is ever increasing, there is scope for more units to come up.

The watt loss or alternatively the power dissipated by a power capacitor is an important
parameter among many other parameters of a power capacitor. Right in the purchasing
stage, power capacitors of different makes are evaluated based upon the guaranteed
power loss claimed by the manufacturers. The reasons for attaching importance to the
power dissipated by the power capacitors can be classified as follows.[23]
1) Higher power loss means higher running costs hence longer payback period.
2) Higher power loss means increased temperature of power capacitor, which
reduces the operating life of capacitors.
3) Higher power loss means poor quality raw materials used and/or improper
manufacturing process employed.

Ideally a power capacitor is desired to have zero power loss. This ideal condition can be
achieved only if one uses zero resistance interconnecting leads and dielectric materials
like paper, oil etc with ideal characteristics. Practically, the materials used in manufacture
of power capacitors have non-ideal characteristics, like finite resistance of inter
connecting leads and non-ideal electrical characteristics of insulating materials. This
places a limit to which the power loss of power capacitors can be minimized. The most
important factor determining the power loss is the quality of manufacturing process, such
as prevention of ingress of moisture and other contaminations and proper formation of
electrodes by metal spraying.
The power loss experienced by power capacitors can be broadly classified, as arising due
to the following:
1) Power loss due to the introduction of discharge resistors.
2) Power loss due to resistance of inter- connecting wires.
3) Power loss due to internal fuses if employed.
4) Power loss due to dielectric properties of insulating material polypropylenes

Fig9.1: Industrial Power Capacitor

9.2 Different kind of Power capacitor

Shunt capacitors
Shunt capacitors installed in transmission and distribution networks will increase
transmission capability, reduce losses and improve the power factor. High voltage banks
for any voltage and power rating can be designed by series and parallel connection of
single-phase capa-citor units. Shunt capacitors are primarily used to improve the power

factor (cos ϕ) in the network. Inductive loads consume reactive power, e.g.
magnetization power for transformers, motors and reactors. The reactive power needed is
generated by capacitors. By applying capacitors adjacent to equipment consuming
reactive power, several advantages are obtained:

- Improved power factor

- Reduced transmission losses
- Increased transmission capability, since the load on the generators, transformers and
supply lines is reduced
- Improved voltage control
- Improved Power Quality.

Filter Capacitors
Many of the loads in a power network such as converters, rectifiers, welding equipment
and arc furnaces generate harmonics. Increased losses and damage to electronic
equipment are among the problems that may occur. Harmonic filters eliminate the
problem by reducing the harmonic content in the network and also improve the power
factor by generating reactive power

Modern electrical equipment generates harmonic currents which are transmitted to the
supply network. Most of the harmonics arise from electronically controlled equipment
such as converters, variable speed drives, static con-verters, welding equipment etc. but
also from arc furnaces. Among the problems that may occur due to excessive harmonic
currents are:

- Increased losses in motors, transformers and cables which may lead to overheating
- Overloading of capacitors
- Damage to or malfunction in electronic equipment
- Malfunction of receiver relays in ripple control system
- Interference with telephone circuits.
The most common method of solving this problem is to install harmonic filters. The filter
components are capacitors, reactors and sometimes resistors, of which the most important
part is the capacitor since it generates the reactive power.

Series Capacitors

Series capacitors in transmission systems increase power transfer capability and reduce
losses. Series capacitors are also installed in distribution systems, mainly to improve the
voltage stability.

Series capacitors are installed in transmission systems mainly in order to increase the
power transfer capability and to reduce losses by optimizing load distribution between
parallel transmission lines. Series capacitors are also installed in distribution systems.
Here, the main reason is to improve the voltage stability of the network.

Series compensation of a network positively affects the voltage and the reactive power
balance. When the load current passes through the capacitor, the voltage drop over the
capacitor varies in proportion to the current. The voltage drop is capacitive, i.e. it
compensates the inductive voltage drop, which also varies with the load current. The
result is an automatic stabilizing effect on the voltage in a network. Simultaneously,
series capacitors generate reactive power, the power factor in the network is improved,
whereby the line current and the line losses are reduced and the load capacity is
increased. The generated reactive power varies proportionally to the square of the load
current thus the reactive power is automatically regulated.

SVC Capacitors

In static var compensation (SVC) thyristors are used for switching and control of
capacitors and reactors. Ever since the first installation in 1972, ABB Capacitors has been
the supplier of capacitor banks for ABB´s static var compen-sation.

In static var compensation, (SVC) thyristors are used for switching and control of
capacitors and reactors. Instant transient-free switching is obtained, as well as
continuously variable control of the reactive power.

Static var compensators in transmission systems increase the transmission capacity,

improve voltage control and stability, and damp power swings due to network faults or
tripping of heavy loads in interconnected systems. They are also used in distribution
systems and for difficult loads, e.g. arc furnaces, where asymmetrical fluctuations in the
current occur due to the instability of the consumption of the arc. Fluctuations in current
resulting in variations in the consumption of reactive power can be controlled and the
furnace is provided with more active power, thus increasing productivity.
Fig 9.2: SVC capacitors

HVDC Capacitors
Power capacitors form an important part of an HVDC transmission system for harmonic
filtering as well as supply of reactive power. Capacitors with high quality and reliability
are essential to the overall performance of the system.

Power capacitors form an important part of an HVDC transmission system for filtering of
harmonic and supply of reactive power. Their high quality and reliability are essential to
the overall performance of the system. ABB therefore, uses self-protected capacitors in
HVDC applications. The self-protected capacitors can be either of a patented fuseless
design or equipped with internal fuses. The self-protected design offers advantages of
vital importance for all applications where high reliability is an absolute necessity, such
as in HVDC systems.

Single element failures do not affect the performance and protection coordination is
easier, enabling increased selectivity compared to other protection solutions. High quality
and reliability not only improve the electrical performance of the capacitors, also the
ability to resist severe climatic and seismic conditions is enhanced.
Fig9.3: HVDC Capacitors


A thyristor switched capacitor (TSC) is a capacitor connected in series with two opposite
poled thyristors so that one thyristors conducts in each positive half cycle of the supply
frequency, while the other conducts in the corresponding negative half cycle. The current
flowing through the capacitor may be controlled by blocking the thyristors. To achieve
controlled reactive power a TSC is always configured in groups (ABB 1999a).

One disadvantage in utilising a TSC is the switching transients produced. Since a TSC
blocks current when the thyristors are blocked and allows current to flow when the
thyristors are gated, severe transients will occur if a TSC is switched off while the current
through it is not zero (Tyll 2004, p. 9). Similarly, to avoid generation of transients during
switch on, the thyristor must receive its firing pulse at a particular instant of the voltage
cycle. That is, transient free switching may be obtained when the voltage across a
capacitor is either at its positive peak or negative peak such that the current through the
capacitor is zero.
9.3 Introduction to SVC
A Static Var Compensator (SVC) consists of thyristor controlled reactive plant, either
capacitor banks, reactors or both, in combination with fixed reactive plant. This variable
static equipment provides continuously variable reactive power injection or absorption to
the network, facilitating dynamic Var balancing and so improves the efficiency,
controllability and quality of power systems. SVCs are commonly connected at
transmission substations via star-delta vector group step down transformers, and consist
of shunt connected inductors or capacitors, or more commonly a combination of the two,
where at least one is variable (ABB 1999a). Variable inductors take the form of thyristor
controlled reactors. Within an SVC, capacitors usually take the form of fixed or
mechanically switched banks which may also be subdivided into harmonic filtering
circuits tuned to the dominant frequencies. Thyristor switched capacitors are used when
fast or varied frequency capacitor switching is required (Janke 2002, p. 4). The main
purpose of an SVC is to regulate and control substation bus voltage to the desired level,
providing fast control of steady state and dynamic voltages and improving system
stability by reactive power control of dynamic loads (Janke 2002, p. 7). This will result in
increased power transfer capacity as SVCs present a variable impedance of controllable
power angle (ABB 1999b) and maintain a stable voltage profile along the transmission

SVCs also provide dynamic compensation of variable, unbalanced loads. Damping of

system electro-mechanical oscillations between generators is enhanced by controlling the
power oscillations in transmission lines (ABB 1999b). Therefore SVCs enhance ‘First
Swing’ stability by maintaining system voltages during large disturbances, providing
active damping of power swings between weak interconnecting power systems
(Hingorani & Gyugyi 2000, p. 139). Dynamic, fast response reactive power
compensation following system contingencies such as network short circuits, line and
generator disconnections and load shedding is also established by SVCs.
The use of SVCs for power system compensation provide the added benefit of reducing
required insulation levels by providing fast overvoltage control and suppression of
voltage fluctuations caused by disturbing loads such as large thyristor drives and electric
arc furnaces. This provides improvement of the efficiency of industrial processes by
voltage stabilization and fast power factor correction (ABB 1999b).

There are two main SVC types in common use, and are defined by the manner in which
the reactive power is utilised for compensation. SVCs are primarily used for
compensation of transmission lines and for balancing of single-phase railway loads, that
is, voltage imbalance. Static Var Compensators for transmission applications are required
• Regulate and control voltage at the point of connection;
• Enhance damping of system electro-mechanical oscillations, and;
• Provide fast reactive Var support following system contingencies.
Static Var Compensators for load balancing applications are required to:
• Convert single phase load into balanced three phase load;
• Reduce negative sequence components in system voltage, and;
• Regulate positive sequence components in system voltage.
SVCs utilized for transmission applications generally have symmetrical phase control and
the same swing range in all three phases. Compensators for load balancing are single
phase controlled and may have different swing ranges in different phase groups (ABB
Fig 9.4: Single line diagram of a typical SVC

9.4 SVC control system structure and modes of operation

The primary purpose of an SVC control system is to produce firing signals to thyristor
valves to phase angle control the reactor in such a manner that a continuous controllable
output of reactive power is obtained on a cycle by cycle basis produces the desired effect
on the transmission system (Janke 2002, p.5). When the thyristors in the thyristor valve
are fully conducting, the reactor consumes more than the reactive power generated in the
fixed capacitor bank and the net output from the compensator is inductive. When the
thyristors are blocked, there is no current in the reactor and the output from the
compensator will be all the reactive power generated in the capacitor bank. To fulfill its
primary purpose, a SVC control system may utilise input signals such as voltage,
summated current and synchronizing signals. Output signals would include the firing
signals to the thyristor valves. A simplified view of SVC control system function is
illustrated in Figure 9.5
Fig 9.5: SVC control system structure

An SVC control system consists of:

• A measurement and comparison system;
• Automatic voltage regulator (AVR), and
• A calculated susceptance output, BREF .

Fig 9.6: Basic SVC control system composition

SVC control systems may have both a manual and an automatic operating mode. Manual
operating modes are often referred to as BREF control and the automatic mode as VREF
control. In BREF control mode, the SVC operates as if it were static reactive plant
providing fixed susceptance to the power system.
When selected to VREF control mode, the SVC attempts to maintain target voltage and
the SVC susceptance output will vary according to the system voltage. If the measured
power system voltage was greater than the target, the control system response is such as
to create an inductive reactance to decrease system voltage. For measured power system
voltages less than the target value, control system response is intended to present a
capacitive reactance to the power system and thus raise voltage levels

9.5 Simulation and test result using Capacitor on Collapse buses

collapse mitigation using capacitor bank in bus 8







0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 1.4

Fig 9.7: bus no 8 characteristics

From the figure 9.7 we can observe that at normal condition when bus is going to
collapse , if we use SVC on the bus at that time it can prevent collapse with very fast
recovery of reactive power. In that analysis we use a 10 MVar value SVC for IEEE 14
bus test system. We also use the SVC for all 3 collapse bus. Rest of the bus simulation
figure is given below:

collapse mitigation using capacitor bank in bus 5








0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1

Fig 9.8: bus no 5 characteristics using SVC

From fig 9.8 it is clearly shown that bus 5 collapse problem can be eliminated with the
use of the SVC.
collapse mitigation using capacitor bank in bus 3







0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8

Fig 9.9: bus no 3 characteristics using SVC

collapse mitigation using capacitor bank in bus 7










-0.15 -0.1 -0.05 0 0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.25
reactive power-Q,VAR

Fig9.10: bus no7 characteristics with the use of SVC

9.6 Some other Mitigation Scheme

Reactive drop Control & Load compensation

These are addressed together here because they are closely related, but have opposite
effects. A control voltage that is proportional to the reactive power generated by the
machine is applied to the sensed terminal voltage being supplied to the voltage regulator.
With reactive droop control, this control voltage is added to the sensed terminal voltage
causing the regulator to sense too high a feedback voltage, resulting in a decrease in
excitation. With load compensation, this control voltage is subtracted from the sensed
terminal voltage causing the regulator to sense too low a feedback voltage, resulting in an
increase in excitation. With reactive droop control, the end result is a sharing of the
voltage regulation of a bus to which multiple generators are connected in parallel.
Without droop, the voltage regulators would be unstable as more than one regulator
would attempt to control the same voltage. The machines would just circulate large
quantities of Vars, and voltage regulation would be poor. Droop is critical for generators
bussed together, but it needs to be set carefully so that adequate voltage levels are
maintained. That is, too much droop will result in voltage levels unacceptably below
nominal. With load compensation, the end result is better regulation of a point in the
system somewhat remote from the terminals of the machine. Without load compensation,
the controlled point is the point where the terminal voltage is sensed - the point where the
generator vts tap into the isolated phase bus. Load compensation moves the controlled
point out closer to the main power transformer's high voltage terminals by compensating
for a portion of the voltage drop that occurs across the transformer due to the loading of
the generator. This must be set carefully to avoid wide reactive power swings on the
machine that occur if it attempts to control voltage at a point too far away in the system,
electrically speaking. A plant with more than one generator can be made to control the
voltage on the transmission system some distance from the plant by the use of joint Var
control (JVC) equipment. JVC allows several generators to control the voltage at a single
point without reactive power swings which would result from independent voltage
control action on each of the generators. This equipment ensures that all generators take
an equal share of reactive power as they attempt to control the voltage at a common
point. Compensation for at least part of the reactive drop in a generator step up
transformer is one way of allowing generators to more directly control system voltage. In
addition to the stability concerns, the voltage at the generator terminals must also be
controlled to within acceptable limits. Given the wide variation in generator reactive
power capability, it may be necessary to depend on other controllers such as the volts/Hz
limiter or MEL for additional control.

VAR regulator
The Var limiter acts to limit the Var loading of a generator if the output reaches its
threshold. Otherwise, the regulator is free to adjust excitation as necessary to control
voltage without regard to Var swings. The Var regulator is different from the limiter. This
control feature, rather than controlling the voltage to a set point, controls the Var output
of the machine to a set point. Var regulation is wellsuited to a system that has a steady,
baseload need for Var support. Both of these devices have application with smaller
machines ("small" relative to the connected system) because of their inability to
significantly alter the transmission bus voltage, regardless of their Var loading. However,
it should be recognized that when these limiters are in operation, the generator will not
act to help support system voltage during emergencies.

Power factor limiter

The power factor limiter acts to keep the power factor of a given machine within
specified limits while on voltage control. This device is especially useful in situations
where economic penalties are imposed for operating with a power factor outside of a
published acceptable range. The power factor regulator, like the Var regulator, controls to
a specific power factor without regard for the voltage. This can be troublesome for the
bus voltage as the excitation will vary, and hence the voltage will vary, with changes in
generator watt loading. Again, this is more typically used with smaller generators or with
large synchronous motors seeking to operate at or near unity power factor (for economic
or other reasons). The increasing penetration of non utility generators in power systems
results in increasing effect of their excitation control systems on power system voltage
stability. Care is required to ensure their reactive power capability is not incorrectly
assumed to be dynamic, when in fact they may be operating under a power factor
controller or Var limiter that restricts their reactive output to much less than the units are
capable of producing.

Power system stabilizer

“Modern generating units equipped with high gain voltage regulators enhance transient
stability (the ability to recover from large disturbances), but tend to detract from steady-
state stability (the ability to recover from small disturbances about the steady-state
operating condition). Power System Stabilizers (PSS) improve steady-state stability by
providing damping of power system modes of oscillation via modulation of generator
excitation." So described, the PSS is a device that reduces low frequency oscillations of a
generator rotor (typically in the range of 0.1 to 2.5 Hz). Regardless of how it measures
the speed changes (electrical frequency or mechanical speed), the PSS is tuned to output
a control voltage that is in phase with the speed changes that acts to increase excitation if
the speed change is in the positive (speed-increasing) direction and decrease excitation if
the speed change is in the negative (speed-decreasing) direction. The increased excitation
tightens the rotor's coupling with the power system, providing a retarding torque that
tends to slow the rotor, bringing it back to nominal speed. Decreased excitation loosens
the rotor's coupling with the power system, providing an accelerating torque that tends to
let the rotor accelerate back up to nominal speed. The purpose of the PSS is to minimize
generator "hunting" and the attendant low frequency power surges, thereby stabilizing
system voltage and enhancing system stability. As larger machines have far greater
impact on the system and on each other in this regard, PSS's are most effective on such
large machines. PSS’s are presently being fitted on many existing larger machines, and
most new machines which can significantly impact low frequency oscillations. PSS's
must be correctly set with regard to their gain and phase lead parameters to avoid
exacerbating the oscillation problem. There are no protective elements that the PSS must
Coordinate with.
Generator protection relays
It is important that generator and auxiliary protection relays coordinate with excitation
control functions. Lack of such coordination has often been a factor in voltage collapse or
near collapse situations. Some critical protective relays are loss-of-field, volts/Hz, rotor
overload, excitation system overload, and auxiliary under voltage protection. The loss-of-
field relay must coordinate with the MEL on a dynamic basis as well as on a steady state
basis. The time delay in which an MEL can act to limit under excitation may not be stated
in exciter application guides. Under transient conditions it is possible for the operating
point of a generator to suddenly enter a region beyond the MEL or loss of field protection
characteristics. If the time delay of the loss of field relay is too short, or the MEL takes
too long to operate, miscoordination and unnecessary loss of the generator can occur. The
lack of coordination can easily be missed if the exciter gain or feedback settings are
adjusted after commissioning without subsequent check of the speed of operation of the
control function. Regular exercising of the generator to its MEL control point will help
minimize the risk of miscoordination. Rotor and exciter overload protections must
coordinate with maximum excitation limiters, again on a dynamic basis as well as on a
steady state basis. Since overload protection time delays are often somewhat longer than
loss-offield protection delays, the speed of response of the maximum excitation control is
not of as great a cause of concern as that of the MEL. However, the possibility for
miscoordination is still present. Exciter overcurrent protection settings may be applied
with more concern about short circuit sensitivity than with rotor overload capability.
Further, if such protection is provided by electromechanical relays, their accuracy around
the pickup current level may not be as good as the accuracy of the overexcitation limiter.
Exercising of the generator at its maximum excitation limit is the best way to ensure
coordination is maintained. Dynamic coordination of the volts/Hz protection with the
volts/Hz controller is relatively easily achieved, because their time/flux characteristics are
both well defined. A point of concern can arise when the volts/Hz protection is provided
by one or two definite time relays set at specific levels of volts/Hz. It may be difficult to
coordinate the definite time characteristics with inverse time characteristics of the control
device. It is of course also important to coordinate the volts/Hz protection with the
maximum voltage regulator control voltage. The maximum voltage regulator setting may
be very close to the maximum rated continuous operating voltage, leaving little room for
the volts/Hz protection pick up point to fit between the two limits. Auxiliary equipment
may be protected by undervoltage relays to ensure the generator is shut down safely
before any essential auxiliary equipment stalls or becomes disconnected due to low
voltage. It is possible that low terminal voltage could impose a limit in the underexcited
region that the MEL must coordinate with. Since the undervoltage protection would
normally have a significant time delay, dynamic coordination with the MEL may not be
as much of a concern as static coordination. In spite of the difficulties in operating
generators at reactive power limits, regular testing of the coordination of protection and
control devices at those limits remains the best way of ensuring important reactive power
reserves are available when required during system emergencies.

System Backup relays

System backup relays are generally of three types: phase distance, phase overcurrent, and
ground overcurrent. Of these, the ground overcurrent is not affected by excitation levels,
so it will not be addressed here. The phase distance and phase overcurrent relays,
however, can be affected by excitation. In the case of the phase distance relay, depending
upon its reach, the combination of low system voltage (due to a collapse) and high load
(due to high Var output in response to the collapsing voltage) could be interpreted as a
low magnitude three phase fault resulting in an undesirable trip. This is a problem
especially if the generator is connected to a stiff system because of the generator's relative
inability to control the system voltage regardless of its excitation level. In the case of the
phase overcurrent relays, they are typically set with a pickup below rated load, relying on
healthy voltage as a restraint. With the same scenario as in the case above, if the voltage
falls below the set-point, the relay could operate on load, again causing an undesirable
trip. As with the distance relay, this is more likely to occur when the generator is
connected to a stiff system. It should be noted that undesirable trips could occur under
low excitation conditions, as well, because low excitation translates to low terminal
voltage, especially when the generator is connected to a weak system. However, the
combination of low voltage due to under excitation, and heavy load is unlikely, so this is
seldom a problem. The probability of undesirable trips of backup protection systems is
reduced by detailed application studies when applying such protection and when
calculating settings. System simulations for multiple or low probability contingencies
may be required to ensure the backup devices are secure under such conditions. If time
delays of backup relays are short, dynamic system simulations may be required as well as
static simulations. If reliable backup transmission protection exists at the switching
substation, backup phase distance relays may not be needed. Consideration could be
given to either removingsuch relays, or reducing their reach such that undesirable
trippings under low voltage conditions are highly unlikely.

Switched capacitance
Manual switching, or conventional voltage control devices are often adequate for
switching capacitors in the longer time frame. Capacitors are considered to be static
reactive power sources when applied for long term voltage control. Static capacitors may
be switched seasonally, weekly, or daily for this type of application, where the switching
devices may be circuit breakers or circuit switchers. The design of the capacitor
installation must consider the possible speed and frequency of switching, as well as the
voltage support requirements. Very frequent switching would put a significant amount of
wear on the switching device. When the time frame of the voltage stability phenomena
approaches the transient region, automatic switching is almost always required.
Capacitors are often switched by voltage relays with time delays. To achieve the higher
switching speed, additional controls may be required to prevent excessive switching and
wear on the switching device. The voltage relays used for switching may not be the
conventional voltage control relays. They may need higher accuracy, or different
techniques, similar to those used for undervoltage load shedding. For instance, the
requirement for switching may need the three phase voltages to be inside a certain
window, or the requirement may be controlled by the status of other dynamic reactive
power sources such as nearby synchronous condensers, or static Var compensators. BC
Hydro uses a PLC to coordinate the measurement of the output of synchronous
condensers (rated 2x100 Mvar and 2x50 Mvar) and the switching of 2x50 Mvar capacitor
banks. Figure IV-1 shows the simplified logic diagram of the PLC used to control the
capacitors. The capacitor banks are switched if the total output exceeds 60% of the rating
of units in service with automatic voltage regulators. The PLC is used to calculate the
output from all units. If the output is high, and system voltage is not too high, one
capacitor bank will be switched on. If the output is very high, and the voltage is not too
high, both capacitors will be switched on. The same device automatically switches the
capacitors off if the output of the synchronous condensers goes low, and if the system
voltage is not also low. By this means, the utility can control the system such that the
synchronous condenser is available for dynamic supply of reactive power by keeping the
condenser output low under normal steady state conditions. This is an example of using
relatively slow speed switching of a capacitor to increase reactive reserve earlier than
required for an emergency situation. Early switching of static sources means more
dynamic power is available for quick support during emergencies. To minimize wear and
tear on the switching equipment, the automatic control is sometimes unidirectional. The
reactive equipment is automatically switched on or off, to quickly regulate the voltage
excursion, and operator control is used to restore normal conditions when the disturbance
is over. This is a major difference between special schemes and normal voltage control
devices which switch reactive equipment after very long time delays.
Automatic reclosing
Fast reclosure of high voltage transmission is used as the first attempt to restore lost
transmission as quickly as possible to minimize exposure to excessive and unacceptable
voltage declines and to enhance the stability of the system. Ontario Hydro has
implemented a scheme using faster than normal automatic reclosure to prevent voltage
collapse in the event of a transmission line outage coincident with outages on other parts
of the transmission system. The reclosure attempt must occur within 1.5 seconds after the
initial loss of the transmission line. This time frame is dictated by the effectiveness of
subsequent load shedding should the reclosure not be successful. A reclosure time of
1.175 seconds can be achieved with the slowest breakers in the region (closing time 0.225
s). The total reclosure time includes 0.5 s dead time before reclosing the energizing
breaker (lead terminal) and 0.1 s delay for closing the follow terminal on restoration of
potential from the lead terminal. If reclosure is unsuccessful, and the load is high, load
shedding is required to ensure an acceptable voltage profile. Load shedding must be
initiated as soon as possible after unsuccessful reclose attempt if the voltage is lower than
85% of normal levels. A total of 504 MW distributed at nine different stations is available
for shedding. Each block of load can be armed by operator action and will be tripped
when the local station voltage drops below a preset value for a preset time period. The
scheme is based on monitoring the transmission voltage with undervoltage relays on
either side of the main or backup potential sources (automatic transfer for loss of the
main source). The undervoltage relays are duplicated, and both relays, set to 85% of the
normal operating voltage, must operate to shed load. The load is shed if the undervoltage
condition persists for more than 1.5 seconds. Load shedding is blocked if both the main
and alternate sources are lost (as detected by another undervoltage relay). A total of 36
capacitor banks (both transmission and distribution banks) in 17 transformer stations in
the region are equipped with automatic switching features that are voltage and time
dependent. The capacitors maintain the voltage levels at or above the minimum
acceptable level of about 90% of nominal. A predetermined sequence of capacitor
switching can occur up to 8 seconds after the initial loss of transmission. The effect of
capacitor switching following load shedding is that of fine tuning the voltage levels to
within the normal band.

Distribution voltage control

Electric utilities utilize load tapchangers (LTC) to maintain customer voltage levels as the
system conditions change. Typically, as load increases, the LTC will act to raise the tap
position in order to maintain the voltage level. The LTC control relay will be set to
operate in one of two modes - bus voltage regulation or load center voltage regulation
using the line drop compensator. Load Center voltage regulation requires a line drop
compensator to regulate the voltage at the load center. Transformers at distribution
substations are more likely to use load center voltage regulation than those at
transmission substations. Therefore, it is important to know the mode of LTC control
operation when modeling the effect of the tapchanging transformer operation during
voltage collapse. During a period of voltage collapse, the LTC control relays will detect a
low voltage and begin timing to raise the tap position of the transformer. When the
voltage collapse occurs slowly, the controls will time out and begin to raise the
transformer tap position. Assuming no change in the load on the transformer during this
period, the LTC can often be considered a constant power load (i.e., a and b are near
zero) as long as the tapchanger can maintain a constant load voltage. Since the primary
voltage level drops, the current flow in the transmission system is increased to maintain
the load power. This increasing current flow will further reduce the transmission system
voltage, making the voltage collapse more severe. In some cases, tap changers can also
have a beneficial effect. Consider for instance, a case where a transformer is supplying
predominantly motor load with power factor correction capacitors. The LTC keeps the
supply voltage high and hence does not affect the real power consumption (which is
relatively independent of voltage), and also maximizes the reactive support from the
power factor correction capacitors. Due to this regulating Effect the LTC is an important
part of voltage collapse scenario.
Power buffering

Active dynamic buffers are a method for mitigating the effects of constant-power loads in
Weak power systems. These devices act as an interface that decouples the dynamics of
the load from the system. Even though power buffers and uninterruptible power supplies
(UPS) are seemingly similar, and both deal with power quality, the two classifications of
devices have very different objectives. While a UPS supplies power to an end load during
an outage, little to no consideration is given to the state of the power system. In contrast,
a power buffer’s objective is to offer beneficial dynamic characteristics that help stabilize
a marginal system, while still supplying the end load with power. Because of its concern
only for the load and not the system, a UPS typically contains a much larger energy
storage device than a buffer, and consequently can supply the load for a longer period.
An interpretation of buffer operation during a dynamic event is seen in Figure. During a
transient, the buffer exhibits desirable dynamic characteristics, such as constant current or
constant impedance while supplying the load with constant power. The selection of the
dynamic characteristics of the buffer is dependent on the nature of the power system and
the likely faults that are to be buffered.

Fig 9.11: Power buffer function illustration

A power buffer presents dynamically controlled impedance at its input, and supplies an
independent load at its output. This broad definition can manifest as a wide range of
physical topologies, depending on the nature of the system and the desired response. The
circuit in Figure 22 is an example of a three-phase, six-pulse active rectifier that can be
used as a dynamic buffer. With this buffer topology, the six-pulse silicon controlled
rectifier (SCR) bridge operates at a nominal phase angle during normal operation. When
a fault occurs, the buffer senses the voltage sag and then controls the phase angle of the
rectifier to decrease Vrec and draw less power from the system, while energy from dc-link
capacitor C is used to supply the load. When the fault clears, the control slowly raises Vrec
back to its nominal value, recharging C. Another example of a dynamic power buffer
topology is depicted in Figure 9.13. This circuit operates in a fashion similar to Figure
9.12, with the exception that the power from each phase can be controlled independently.
In the case of a severe single-phase fault, this circuit can limit power draw from the
faulted phase while extracting additional power from the other two phases until the fault
clears. Depending on the line impedance of the no faulted phases, the buffer may not
need to enter an impedance control scheme at all. However, an obvious disadvantage of
this topology is the added complexity.

Fig 9.12: Rectifier buffer circuit

Fig 9.13: Three boost buffer circuit

On Load Tap Changer s(OLTC)
OLTC tap blocking can limit the restoration of load during voltage decay and thus
provide some relief to the bulk system. However, it is only effective where load does in
fact drop measurably with voltage. It is not useful on most industrial loads where it can
reduce the output of shunt capacitors in industrial plants while having little impact on the
plant active power demand. Even where OLTC can curtail load by reducing voltage on
customers, the benefit is largely only a delay in the restoration of load since some
customer load adjusts to the the low voltage and returns to its original demand over a 15
to 20 minute period regardless of the applied voltage.

Dynamic Vars (D-VAR)

 Fully integrated STATCOM with proprietary 3 times continous rating overload

 Instantenously injects precise amounts of reactive power into network.
 Optional real power with SMES energy storage.

Fig 9.14 : D-VAR by American superconductor

Fig 9.16: D-VAR installation

Super var

Super VAR is a synchronous condenser that employs HTS superconductor field winding
This allows it to be much more efficient, compact and reliable. As compared to
conventional rotating machine.

Fig 9.17: Super Var system

Chapter 10


The power system can be divided into three sub-systems: The generating part, the
transmission part and, the distribution part with the load demand. Voltage stability
problems can arise in any of these sub-systems and can be studied separately or in
combination. In this dissertation, the following aspects have been studied:
The generation part
Field and armarture current limiters have a major impact on the generator capability. The
transition between different control modes of the generator seems to be non-reversible
from a system point of view if no radical control actions are taken.
The distribution part including the load demand
Load characteristics of asynchronous motors and dynamic load recovery due to electrical
heating appliances may set the voltage stability limit for the system. The load
characteristics are very important for the system behaviour. One significant boundary of
this characteristic is a load behaving as a constant current load. For loads responding as
an impedance, a voltage drop will unload the system whereas the opposite is valid for a
constant power load. Note the strong coupling between dynamic loads and OLTCs. If the
time constants are in the same order, an overshoot in power demand can arise.
Interaction between the generation and the transmission system
In case of field current limitation, the generator “synchronous reactance” is included into
the transmission system. This alone can cause a collapse, force load voltages to a low
value due to the increased reactance of the system. The field current limiter may force the
working. point to the lower side of the U-P-curve which is an unstable operating point for
certain loads.
Interaction between the generation and the distribution system
The armarture current limiter causes the generator to be very sensitive to the voltage
characteristics of the load. If the load increases its current demand for a decreasing
voltage, a severe voltage stability problem occurs. The on-load tap changer may also play
an important role causing high currents in the generator.
Interaction between the transmission system and the distribution system
Transformers with on-load tap changers are usually located between the transmission
system and the distribution system. The system response of a tap changing step is not
obvious and depends on the load behaviors and the strength of the transmission system. A
whole range of different responses is possible when OLTCs and loads interact.

From the mitigation analaysis and statistical results and better acting properties of
collapse technique with the load flow analysis I do believe that , we have to do below
steps for collapse mitigation:

Anticipate the problem by using load flow and stability studies to identify system
conditions that may lead to voltage instability. Conditions that lead to voltage collapse
may be caused or aggravated by heavy power transfer between regions; so coordination
among the affected regions is essential to develop the appropriate mitigative action.
Results of these studies can be used to develop special operating procedures to minimize
the probability of collapse. Where studies show that operating procedures alone are not
sufficient to ensure voltage stability, special control and protection schemes can be
applied to mitigate the conditions leading to collapse.

Use appropriate diagnostic techniques to provide early warning of the onset of voltage
Stability problems. Since voltage collapse is a wide area problem, these techniques often
need communications assistance. The communications are not necessarily high speed, but
must be reliable. The techniques involve measurement of relevant factors such as voltage
magnitude, status and output of sources of reactive power, rate of change of reactive
power generation with respect to load, and magnitudes of real and reactive power flows.

Provide temporary reactive support until operator action can stabilize system. This may
require taking advantage of temporary overload capabilities of generators and
synchronous condensers in the affected area. To ensure full capability of all sources are
available, they should be operated from time to time at maximum and minimum reactive
outputs to ensure all protective devices coordinate properly with control devices.

Provide permanent reactive support. Since it is deficiency of reactive power sources that
causes voltage to drop, provision of these sources are an effective means of maintaining
voltages. Switched capacitors are a popular means of providing such support, but care
must be taken to avoid depending entirely on fixed support such as is provided by
capacitors. Fixed sources do not provide the control of system voltage which is critical in
near collapse situations.

Provide an appropriate mix of static and dynamic sources of reactive support.

Although dynamic sources of reactive power are much more expensive than fixed
sources, they do have the advantage of being able to control voltages. Some relatively
economical means of providing dynamic support include use of LDC so that generators
regulate voltages some distance from their terminals. Conversion of uneconomic
Generators to synchronous condensers and fast switching of capacitors are sometimes
options for increasing the availability of sources of dynamic reactive support. Where
possible, dynamic sources of reactive power may be operated as near to mid output as
possible to maximize dynamic reactive reserve. Manual or automatic switching of static
sources (or sinks) of reactive power is a better means of keeping dynamic sources near
the middle of their operating range than adjusting their reference voltage.

Provide temporary load relief by blocking tap changers or reducing distribution supply
voltage. The amount of load relief provided by these means is determined entirely by the
static and dynamic characteristics of the real and reactive components of the load with
respect to voltage level. These characteristics vary widely, and may need to be
determined by test. The reduction in reactive power demand with voltage is often larger
than the reduction in real power demand. It must be ensured that voltage quality is not
degraded so much that the alternative of load shedding would not have been preferable to
the customer.
Chapter 11

Future Work

There is an international tendency to increase the power transfer limits in the networks
and to improve the efficiency of existing power plants. The reasons are on the one hand
the huge economical costs for new investments and the growing environmental concern
and on the other hand the considerable economic benefits to be gained. This will raise the
requirements for more sophisticated computer programs and model and there will be
ongoing efforts to maintain and to improve the reliability in the power systems. Therefore
the need to improve planning and operation in power systems, underlines the importance
of future work in the voltage stability field.

11.1 Load modeling

Today power system operators have access to a large number of dynamic models which
quite well can illustrate a voltage collapse in a computer environment. But there is one
important exception regarding certainty in dynamic load models. The reliability in these
models is still too low, particularly as the dynamic load behaviour seems to be one of the
major reasons for voltage collapse in power systems. It is therefore necessary to improve
our knowledge of the load dynamics considered from the transmission level. The existing
load models are more based on measurements and theoretical analyses of individual load
devices than on field measurements, and the few measurements that have been made are
mainly done on the distribution level. This is the reason why the dynamic voltage
dependency of the aggregated load representation is hard to define. The dynamic load
models that exist are certainly general enough, but all of them contain key parameters
which have not been verified. The lack of field measurements on higher voltage levels
and the economical benefits of using more accurate load models implies that dynamic
load models is an important issue for further research and development.
11.2 Improvements of generating capability
When studying current limitation in large generators it is evident that current limiting
causes a strong reduction of the voltage stability mar gin in the area near the generator.
This reduction in voltage stability or reactive power generation is a contributive factor to
voltage collapse in power systems. Since both the armature and the field current limiters
are intended to protect the generator from exceeding its thermal limit, it is necessary to
analyse the possibility to use the thermal capacity in a more efficient way. A strategy
could be to use the remaining thermal capacity in the generator windings in order to
provide a stressed network with extra reactive power. It might be feasible to exceed the
thermal limits over a period of minutes in order to start gas turbines, but this approach
needs an analysis of the pay-off between an acceptable ageing and the consequences of a
collapse. A better utilization of the thermal capability of existing generators might be an
economical way to improve voltage stability in a power system.

11.3 Adaptive relay techniques

Adaptive relays can change settings as system conditions change. To cope with voltage
problems, the shedding of load is based on voltage measurements, and is initiated when
the local voltage falls below a certain setting. The setting, location, and amount of the
load to be shed should be changed to adapt the load shedding scheme to the varying
system conditions. The protection against voltage instability can be designed as a part of
the hierarchical structure. Decentralized actions are performed at substations with local
measurements which may be modified by measurements or decisions from a wider area,
using a communications system. Better decisions can be made at a higher hierarchical
level, but larger numbers of relevant system measurements are required.

11.4 Pharos Measurements

Phasor measurements are useful to speed up state estimation to determine collapse in real
time fast enough for automatic action. Instead of using a relatively slow communication
with conventional SCADA, one can envision using faster communication links with
phasor measurement units which do not require much post-processing of measurement
data, and could possibly be used for real-time control of some transients in power
networks. Phasor measurement units, and similar high-speed measurement devices are a
predecessor of a new, faster, and more sophisticated generation of data acquisition
devices for system-wide monitoring in near real-time conditions for a variety of
disturbances, including voltage instabilities.

11.5 User Definable Relays

User definable relays may be useful for special applications where unique measurements
are required. For instance, they may be set for specific rate of change of voltage, if rate or
shape of voltage collapse can be defined. User configured relays may discriminate
between collapse due to instability and depression due to fault or motor starting. They
may also be used in measurement of reactive power being used for voltage support, as a
percentage of maximum available reactive power.

1. voltage collapse in power system_theinfluence of generator current limiter, on

load tap changers and load dynamics.--------stefan johanson & Fredrik siogren,
2. Cause and effets of voltage collapse case studies with dynamic solutions—IEEE
3. Testing a differential algebric equation solver in long term voltage stability
simulation.-----jose.o.pessanha, 7th july 2005
4. Detection of dynamic voltage collapse----Garng & Nirmal kumar (IEEE)
5. Sensitivity of loading margin to voltage collapse with respect to arbitary
parameters-----scott greene, Ian Doboson .USA, IEEE,vol12,feb-1997
6. Static and dynamic assessment of voltage stability---N biglari , Iran
7. Measurement based voltage monitoring power system----liang zaho, USA
8. Static voltage stability study with matlab symbolic and optimization---IEEE
9. The intricacies of voltage instability and collapse----Harrison K Clark
10. voltage collapse in power system.-----suresh kumar
11. Matlab Fundamentals
12. A power flow in matlab------L. alvardo
13. time domain simulation investigates voltage collapse---James W Feltez
14. Modeling and simulation of IEEE14 bus system with controller.—IEEE
15. Simulation of tanjanian network under mathlab environment.-----ISSSN v25
16. Power flow with load uncertainty.
17. Power quality----pierre kreidi
18. Intelligent load shedding----CRISP journal
19. Maintain electricity contracts in streesed powere system---Victor, germany
20. Voltage collapse mitigation -----IEEE
21. Power capacitors-----ABB, LUDVIKA, SWEDEN
22. Mitigation of voltage collapse through active dynamic buffer---W.W Weaver
23. Voltage collapse avoidance in power system----M. Alamir
24. Applications of DVAR------Amercan super conductors
Appendix A
% Returns Initial Bus datas of the system...

function busdt = busdatas(num)

% Type....
% 1 - Slack Bus..
% 2 - PV Bus..
% 3 - PQ Bus..

% |Bus | Type | Vsp | theta | PGi | QGi | PLi | QLi | Qmin | Qmax |
busdat14 = [1 1 1.060 0 0 0 0 0 0 0;
2 2 1.045 0 40 42.4 21.7 12.7 -40 50;
3 2 1.010 0 0 23.4 94.2 19.0 0 40;
4 3 1.0 0 0 0 47.8 -3.9 0 0;
5 3 1.0 0 0 0 7.6 1.6 0 0;
6 2 1.070 0 0 12.2 11.2 7.5 -6 24;
7 3 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0;
8 2 1.090 0 0 17.4 0.0 0.0 -6 24;
9 3 1.0 0 0 0 29.5 16.6 0 0;
10 3 1.0 0 0 0 9.0 5.8 0 0;
11 3 1.0 0 0 0 3.5 1.8 0 0;
12 3 1.0 0 0 0 6.1 1.6 0 0;
13 3 1.0 0 0 0 13.5 5.8 0 0;
14 3 1.0 0 0 0 14.9 5.0 0 0;];

% |Bus | Type | Vsp | theta | PGi | QGi | PLi | QLi | Qmin | Qmax |
busdat30 = [1 1 1.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0;
2 2 1.043 0 40 50.0 21.7 12.7 -40 50;
3 3 1.0 0 0 0 2.4 1.2 0 0;
4 3 1.06 0 0 0 7.6 1.6 0 0;
5 2 1.01 0 0 37.0 94.2 19.0 -40 40;
6 3 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0;
7 3 1.0 0 0 0 22.8 10.9 0 0;
8 2 1.01 0 0 37.3 30.0 30.0 -10 40;
9 3 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0;
10 3 1.0 0 0 19.0 5.8 2.0 0 0;
11 2 1.082 0 0 16.2 0.0 0.0 -6 24;
12 3 1.0 0 0 0 11.2 7.5 0 0;
13 2 1.071 0 0 10.6 0.0 0.0 -6 24;
14 3 1.0 0 0 0 6.2 1.6 0 0;
15 3 1.0 0 0 0 8.2 2.5 0 0;
16 3 1.0 0 0 0 3.5 1.8 0 0;
17 3 1.0 0 0 0 9.0 5.8 0 0;
18 3 1.0 0 0 0 3.2 0.9 0 0;
19 3 1.0 0 0 0 9.5 3.4 0 0;
20 3 1.0 0 0 0 2.2 0.7 0 0;
21 3 1.0 0 0 0 17.5 11.2 0 0;
22 3 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0;
23 3 1.0 0 0 0 3.2 1.6 0 0;
24 3 1.0 0 0 4.3 8.7 6.7 0 0;
25 3 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0;
26 3 1.0 0 0 0 3.5 2.3 0 0;
27 3 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0;
28 3 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0;
29 3 1.0 0 0 0 2.4 0.9 0 0;
30 3 1.0 0 0 0 10.6 1.9 0 0 ];

% |Bus | Type | Vsp | theta | PGi | QGi | PLi | QLi | Qmin | Qmax |
busdat57 = [1 1 1.040 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
2 2 1.010 0 3.0 88.0 0.0 -0.8 50.0 -17.0;
3 2 0.985 0 41.0 21.0 40.0 -1.0 60.0 -10.0;
4 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
5 3 1.000 0 13.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
6 2 0.980 0 75.0 2.0 0.0 0.8 25.0 -8.0;
7 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
8 2 1.005 0 150.0 22.0 450.0 62.1 200.0 -140.0;
9 2 0.980 0 121.0 26.0 0.0 2.2 9.0 -3.0;
10 3 1.000 0 5.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
11 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
12 2 1.015 0 377.0 24.0 310.0 128.5 155.0 -150.0;
13 3 1.000 0 18.0 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
14 3 1.000 0 10.5 5.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
15 3 1.000 0 22.0 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
16 3 1.000 0 43.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
17 3 1.000 0 42.0 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
18 3 1.000 0 27.2 9.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
19 3 1.000 0 3.3 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
20 3 1.000 0 2.3 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
21 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
22 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
23 3 1.000 0 6.3 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
24 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
25 3 1.000 0 6.3 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
26 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
27 3 1.000 0 9.3 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
28 3 1.000 0 4.6 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
29 3 1.000 0 17.0 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
30 3 1.000 0 3.6 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
31 3 1.000 0 5.8 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
32 3 1.000 0 1.6 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
33 3 1.000 0 3.8 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
34 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
35 3 1.000 0 6.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
36 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
37 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
38 3 1.000 0 14.0 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
39 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
40 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
41 3 1.000 0 6.3 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
42 3 1.000 0 7.1 4.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
43 3 1.000 0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
44 3 1.000 0 12.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
45 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
46 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
47 3 1.000 0 29.7 11.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
48 3 1.000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
49 3 1.000 0 18.0 8.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
50 3 1.000 0 21.0 10.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
51 3 1.000 0 18.0 5.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
52 3 1.000 0 4.9 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
53 3 1.000 0 20.0 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
54 3 1.000 0 4.1 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
55 3 1.000 0 6.8 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
56 3 1.000 0 7.6 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0;
57 3 1.000 0 6.7 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0];

switch num
case 14
busdt = busdat14;
case 30
busdt = busdat30;
case 57
busdt = busdat57;

% Returns Line datas of the system...

function linedt = linedatas(num)

% | From | To | R | X | B/2 | X'mer |

% | Bus | Bus | pu | pu | pu | TAP (a) |
linedat14 = [1 2 0.01938 0.05917 0.0264 1
1 5 0.05403 0.22304 0.0246 1
2 3 0.04699 0.19797 0.0219 1
2 4 0.05811 0.17632 0.0170 1
2 5 0.05695 0.17388 0.0173 1
3 4 0.06701 0.17103 0.0064 1
4 5 0.01335 0.04211 0.0 1
4 7 0.0 0.20912 0.0 0.978
4 9 0.0 0.55618 0.0 0.969
5 6 0.0 0.25202 0.0 0.932
6 11 0.09498 0.19890 0.0 1
6 12 0.12291 0.25581 0.0 1
6 13 0.06615 0.13027 0.0 1
7 8 0.0 0.17615 0.0 1
7 9 0.0 0.11001 0.0 1
9 10 0.03181 0.08450 0.0 1
9 14 0.12711 0.27038 0.0 1
10 11 0.08205 0.19207 0.0 1
12 13 0.22092 0.19988 0.0 1
13 14 0.17093 0.34802 0.0 1 ];

% | From | To | R | X | B/2 | X'mer |

% | Bus | Bus | pu | pu | pu | TAP (a) |
linedat30 = [1 2 0.0192 0.0575 0.0264 1
1 3 0.0452 0.1652 0.0204 1
2 4 0.0570 0.1737 0.0184 1
3 4 0.0132 0.0379 0.0042 1
2 5 0.0472 0.1983 0.0209 1
2 6 0.0581 0.1763 0.0187 1
4 6 0.0119 0.0414 0.0045 1
5 7 0.0460 0.1160 0.0102 1
6 7 0.0267 0.0820 0.0085 1
6 8 0.0120 0.0420 0.0045 1
6 9 0.0 0.2080 0.0 0.978
6 10 0.0 0.5560 0.0 0.969
9 11 0.0 0.2080 0.0 1
9 10 0.0 0.1100 0.0 1
4 12 0.0 0.2560 0.0 0.932
12 13 0.0 0.1400 0.0 1
12 14 0.1231 0.2559 0.0 1
12 15 0.0662 0.1304 0.0 1
12 16 0.0945 0.1987 0.0 1
14 15 0.2210 0.1997 0.0 1
16 17 0.0824 0.1923 0.0 1
15 18 0.1073 0.2185 0.0 1
18 19 0.0639 0.1292 0.0 1
19 20 0.0340 0.0680 0.0 1
10 20 0.0936 0.2090 0.0 1
10 17 0.0324 0.0845 0.0 1
10 21 0.0348 0.0749 0.0 1
10 22 0.0727 0.1499 0.0 1
21 23 0.0116 0.0236 0.0 1
15 23 0.1000 0.2020 0.0 1
22 24 0.1150 0.1790 0.0 1
23 24 0.1320 0.2700 0.0 1
24 25 0.1885 0.3292 0.0 1
25 26 0.2544 0.3800 0.0 1
25 27 0.1093 0.2087 0.0 1
28 27 0.0 0.3960 0.0 0.968
27 29 0.2198 0.4153 0.0 1
27 30 0.3202 0.6027 0.0 1
29 30 0.2399 0.4533 0.0 1
8 28 0.0636 0.2000 0.0214 1
6 28 0.0169 0.0599 0.065 1 ];

% | From | To | R | X | B/2 | X'mer |

% | Bus | Bus | pu | pu | pu | TAP (a) |
linedat57 = [ 1 2 0.0083 0.0280 0.0645 1
2 3 0.0298 0.0850 0.0409 1
3 4 0.0112 0.0366 0.0190 1
4 5 0.0625 0.1320 0.0129 1
4 6 0.0430 0.1480 0.0174 1
6 7 0.0200 0.1020 0.0138 1
6 8 0.0339 0.1730 0.0235 1
8 9 0.0099 0.0505 0.0274 1
9 10 0.0369 0.1679 0.0220 1
9 11 0.0258 0.0848 0.0109 1
9 12 0.0648 0.2950 0.0386 1
9 13 0.0481 0.1580 0.0203 1
13 14 0.0132 0.0434 0.0055 1
13 15 0.0269 0.0869 0.0115 1
1 15 0.0178 0.0910 0.0494 1
1 16 0.0454 0.2060 0.0273 1
1 17 0.0238 0.1080 0.0143 1
3 15 0.0162 0.0530 0.0272 1
4 18 0.0 0.5550 0.0 0.970
4 18 0.0 0.4300 0.0 0.978
5 6 0.0302 0.0641 0.0062 1
7 8 0.0139 0.0712 0.0097 1
10 12 0.0277 0.1262 0.0164 1
11 13 0.0223 0.0732 0.0094 1
12 13 0.0178 0.0580 0.0302 1
12 16 0.0180 0.0813 0.0108 1
12 17 0.0397 0.1790 0.0238 1
14 15 0.0171 0.0547 0.0074 1
18 19 0.4610 0.6850 0.0 1
19 20 0.2830 0.4340 0.0 1
21 20 0.0 0.7767 0.0 1.043
21 22 0.0736 0.1170 0.0 1
22 23 0.0099 0.0152 0.0 1
23 24 0.1660 0.2560 0.0042 1
24 25 0.0 1.1820 0.0 1
24 25 0.0 1.2300 0.0 1
24 26 0.0 0.0473 0.0 1.043
26 27 0.1650 0.2540 0.0 1
27 28 0.0618 0.0954 0.0 1
28 29 0.0418 0.0587 0.0 1
7 29 0.0 0.0648 0.0 0.967
25 30 0.1350 0.2020 0.0 1
30 31 0.3260 0.4970 0.0 1
31 32 0.5070 0.7550 0.0 1
32 33 0.0392 0.0360 0.0 1
34 32 0.0 0.9530 0.0 0.975
34 35 0.0520 0.0780 0.0016 1
35 36 0.0430 0.0537 0.0008 1
36 37 0.0290 0.0366 0.0 1
37 38 0.0651 0.1009 0.0010 1
37 39 0.0239 0.0379 0.0 1
36 40 0.0300 0.0466 0.0 1
22 38 0.0192 0.0295 0.0 1
11 41 0.0 0.7490 0.0 0.955
41 42 0.2070 0.3520 0.0 1
41 43 0.0 0.4120 0.0 1
38 44 0.0289 0.0585 0.0010 1
15 45 0.0 0.1042 0.0 0.955
14 46 0.0 0.0735 0.0 0.900
46 47 0.0230 0.0680 0.0016 1
47 48 0.0182 0.0233 0.0 1
48 49 0.0834 0.1290 0.0024 1
49 50 0.0801 0.1280 0.0 1
50 51 0.1386 0.2200 0.0 1
10 51 0.0 0.0712 0.0 0.930
13 49 0.0 0.1910 0.0 0.895
29 52 0.1442 0.1870 0.0 1
52 53 0.0762 0.0984 0.0 1
53 54 0.1878 0.2320 0.0 1
54 55 0.1732 0.2265 0.0 1
11 43 0.0 0.1530 0.0 0.958
44 45 0.0624 0.1242 0.0020 1
40 56 0.0 1.1950 0.0 0.958
56 41 0.5530 0.5490 0.0 1
56 42 0.2125 0.3540 0.0 1
39 57 0.0 1.3550 0.0 0.980
57 56 0.1740 0.2600 0.0 1
38 49 0.1150 0.1770 0.0015 1
38 48 0.0312 0.0482 0.0 1
9 55 0.0 0.1205 0.0 0.940];
switch num
case 14
linedt = linedat14;
case 30
linedt = linedat30;
case 57
linedt = linedat57;

% Program for Bus Power Injections, Line & Power flows (p.u)...

function [Pi Qi Pg Qg Pl Ql] = loadflow(nb,V,del,BMva)

Y = ybusppg(nb); % Calling Ybus program..

lined = linedatas(nb); % Get linedats..
busd = busdatas(nb); % Get busdatas..
Vm = pol2rect(V,del); % Converting polar to rectangular..
Del = 180/pi*del; % Bus Voltage Angles in Degree...
fb = lined(:,1); % From bus number...
tb = lined(:,2); % To bus number...
nl = length(fb); % No. of Branches..
Pl = busd(:,7); % PLi..
Ql = busd(:,8); % QLi..

Iij = zeros(nb,nb);
Sij = zeros(nb,nb);
Si = zeros(nb,1);

% Bus Current Injections..

I = Y*Vm;
Im = abs(I);
Ia = angle(I);

%Line Current Flows..

for m = 1:nl
p = fb(m); q = tb(m);
Iij(p,q) = -(Vm(p) - Vm(q))*Y(p,q); % Y(m,n) = -y(m,n)..
Iij(q,p) = -Iij(p,q);
Iij = sparse(Iij);
Iijm = abs(Iij);
Iija = angle(Iij);

% Line Power Flows..

for m = 1:nb
for n = 1:nb
if m ~= n
Sij(m,n) = Vm(m)*conj(Iij(m,n))*BMva;
Sij = sparse(Sij);
Pij = real(Sij);
Qij = imag(Sij);

% Line Losses..
Lij = zeros(nl,1);
for m = 1:nl
p = fb(m); q = tb(m);
Lij(m) = Sij(p,q) + Sij(q,p);
Lpij = real(Lij);
Lqij = imag(Lij);

% Bus Power Injections..

for i = 1:nb
for k = 1:nb
Si(i) = Si(i) + conj(Vm(i))* Vm(k)*Y(i,k)*BMva;
Pi = real(Si);
Qi = -imag(Si);
Pg = Pi+Pl;
Qg = Qi+Ql;

disp(' Newton Raphson Loadflow Analysis ');
disp('| Bus | V | Angle | Injection | Generation | Load |');
disp('| No | pu | Degree | MW | MVar | MW | Mvar | MW | MVar |
for m = 1:nb
fprintf('%3g', m); fprintf(' %8.4f', V(m)); fprintf(' %8.4f', Del(m));
fprintf(' %8.3f', Pi(m)); fprintf(' %8.3f', Qi(m));
fprintf(' %8.3f', Pg(m)); fprintf(' %8.3f', Qg(m));
fprintf(' %8.3f', Pl(m)); fprintf(' %8.3f', Ql(m)); fprintf('\n');
fprintf(' Total ');fprintf(' %8.3f', sum(Pi)); fprintf(' %8.3f', sum(Qi));
fprintf(' %8.3f', sum(Pi+Pl)); fprintf(' %8.3f', sum(Qi+Ql));
fprintf(' %8.3f', sum(Pl)); fprintf(' %8.3f', sum(Ql)); fprintf('\n');

disp(' Line FLow and Losses ');
disp('|From|To | P | Q | From| To | P | Q | Line Loss |');
disp('|Bus |Bus| MW | MVar | Bus | Bus| MW | MVar | MW | MVar
for m = 1:nl
p = fb(m); q = tb(m);
fprintf('%4g', p); fprintf('%4g', q); fprintf(' %8.3f', Pij(p,q)); fprintf(' %8.3f',
fprintf(' %4g', q); fprintf('%4g', p); fprintf(' %8.3f', Pij(q,p)); fprintf(' %8.3f',
fprintf(' %8.3f', Lpij(m)); fprintf(' %8.3f', Lqij(m));
fprintf(' Total Loss ');
fprintf(' %8.3f', sum(Lpij)); fprintf(' %8.3f', sum(Lqij)); fprintf('\n');
% Program for Newton-Raphson Load Flow Analysis..

nbus = 14; % IEEE-14, IEEE-30, IEEE-57..

Y = ybusppg(nbus); % Calling ybusppg.m to get Y-Bus Matrix..
busd = busdatas(nbus); % Calling busdatas..
BMva = 100; % Base MVA..
bus = busd(:,1); % Bus Number..
type = busd(:,2); % Type of Bus 1-Slack, 2-PV, 3-PQ..
V = busd(:,3); % Specified Voltage..
del = busd(:,4); % Voltage Angle..
Pg = busd(:,5)/BMva; % PGi..
Qg = busd(:,6)/BMva; % QGi..
Pl = busd(:,7)/BMva; % PLi..
Ql = busd(:,8)/BMva; % QLi..
Qmin = busd(:,9)/BMva; % Minimum Reactive Power Limit..
Qmax = busd(:,10)/BMva; % Maximum Reactive Power Limit..
P = Pg - Pl; % Pi = PGi - PLi..
Q = Qg - Ql; % Qi = QGi - QLi..
Psp = P; % P Specified..
Qsp = Q; % Q Specified..
G = real(Y); % Conductance matrix..
B = imag(Y); % Susceptance matrix..

pv = find(type == 2 | type == 1); % PV Buses..

pq = find(type == 3); % PQ Buses..
npv = length(pv); % No. of PV buses..
npq = length(pq); % No. of PQ buses..

Tol = 1;
Iter = 1;
while (Tol > 1e-5) % Iteration starting..

P = zeros(nbus,1);
Q = zeros(nbus,1);
% Calculate P and Q
for i = 1:nbus
for k = 1:nbus
P(i) = P(i) + V(i)* V(k)*(G(i,k)*cos(del(i)-del(k)) + B(i,k)*sin(del(i)-del(k)));
Q(i) = Q(i) + V(i)* V(k)*(G(i,k)*sin(del(i)-del(k)) - B(i,k)*cos(del(i)-del(k)));

% Checking Q-limit violations..

if Iter <= 7 && Iter > 2 % Only checked up to 7th iterations..
for n = 2:nbus
if type(n) == 2
QG = Q(n)+Ql(n);
if QG < Qmin(n)
V(n) = V(n) + 0.01;
elseif QG > Qmax(n)
V(n) = V(n) - 0.01;

% Calculate change from specified value

dPa = Psp-P;
dQa = Qsp-Q;
k = 1;
dQ = zeros(npq,1);
for i = 1:nbus
if type(i) == 3
dQ(k,1) = dQa(i);
k = k+1;
dP = dPa(2:nbus);
M = [dP; dQ]; % Mismatch Vector

% Jacobian
% J1 - Derivative of Real Power Injections with Angles..
J1 = zeros(nbus-1,nbus-1);
for i = 1:(nbus-1)
m = i+1;
for k = 1:(nbus-1)
n = k+1;
if n == m
for n = 1:nbus
J1(i,k) = J1(i,k) + V(m)* V(n)*(-G(m,n)*sin(del(m)-del(n)) +
J1(i,k) = J1(i,k) - V(m)^2*B(m,m);
J1(i,k) = V(m)* V(n)*(G(m,n)*sin(del(m)-del(n)) - B(m,n)*cos(del(m)-

% J2 - Derivative of Real Power Injections with V..

J2 = zeros(nbus-1,npq);
for i = 1:(nbus-1)
m = i+1;
for k = 1:npq
n = pq(k);
if n == m
for n = 1:nbus
J2(i,k) = J2(i,k) + V(n)*(G(m,n)*cos(del(m)-del(n)) + B(m,n)*sin(del(m)-
J2(i,k) = J2(i,k) + V(m)*G(m,m);
J2(i,k) = V(m)*(G(m,n)*cos(del(m)-del(n)) + B(m,n)*sin(del(m)-del(n)));

% J3 - Derivative of Reactive Power Injections with Angles..

J3 = zeros(npq,nbus-1);
for i = 1:npq
m = pq(i);
for k = 1:(nbus-1)
n = k+1;
if n == m
for n = 1:nbus
J3(i,k) = J3(i,k) + V(m)* V(n)*(G(m,n)*cos(del(m)-del(n)) +
J3(i,k) = J3(i,k) - V(m)^2*G(m,m);
J3(i,k) = V(m)* V(n)*(-G(m,n)*cos(del(m)-del(n)) - B(m,n)*sin(del(m)-

% J4 - Derivative of Reactive Power Injections with V..

J4 = zeros(npq,npq);
for i = 1:npq
m = pq(i);
for k = 1:npq
n = pq(k);
if n == m
for n = 1:nbus
J4(i,k) = J4(i,k) + V(n)*(G(m,n)*sin(del(m)-del(n)) - B(m,n)*cos(del(m)-
J4(i,k) = J4(i,k) - V(m)*B(m,m);
J4(i,k) = V(m)*(G(m,n)*sin(del(m)-del(n)) - B(m,n)*cos(del(m)-del(n)));

J = [J1 J2; J3 J4]; % Jacobian Matrix..

X = inv(J)*M; % Correction Vector

dTh = X(1:nbus-1); % Change in Voltage Angle..
dV = X(nbus:end); % Change in Voltage Magnitude..

% Updating State Vectors..

del(2:nbus) = dTh + del(2:nbus); % Voltage Angle..
k = 1;
for i = 2:nbus
if type(i) == 3
V(i) = dV(k) + V(i); % Voltage Magnitude..
k = k+1;

Iter = Iter + 1;
Tol = max(abs(M)); % Tolerance..

loadflow(nbus,V,del,BMva); % Calling Loadflow.m..

% Polar to Rectangular Conversion

% RECT - Complex matrix or number, RECT = A + jB, A = Real, B = Imaginary
% RHO - Magnitude
% THETA - Angle in radians

function rect = pol2rect(rho,theta)

rect = rho.*cos(theta) + j*rho.*sin(theta);

% Program to for Admittance And Impedance Bus Formation....

function Y = ybusppg(num) % Returns Y

linedata = linedatas(num); % Calling Linedatas...

fb = linedata(:,1); % From bus number...
tb = linedata(:,2); % To bus number...
r = linedata(:,3); % Resistance, R...
x = linedata(:,4); % Reactance, X...
b = linedata(:,5); % Ground Admittance, B/2...
a = linedata(:,6); % Tap setting value..
z = r + i*x; % z matrix...
y = 1./z; % To get inverse of each element...
b = i*b; % Make B imaginary...

nb = max(max(fb),max(tb)); % No. of buses...

nl = length(fb); % No. of branches...
Y = zeros(nb,nb); % Initialise YBus...

% Formation of the Off Diagonal Elements...

for k = 1:nl
Y(fb(k),tb(k)) = Y(fb(k),tb(k)) - y(k)/a(k);
Y(tb(k),fb(k)) = Y(fb(k),tb(k));

% Formation of Diagonal Elements....

for m = 1:nb
for n = 1:nl
if fb(n) == m
Y(m,m) = Y(m,m) + y(n)/(a(n)^2) + b(n);
elseif tb(n) == m
Y(m,m) = Y(m,m) + y(n) + b(n);
%Y; % Bus Admittance Matrix
%Z = inv(Y); % Bus Impedance Matrix
Appendix B

% pf = 0.97 lagging
pdn=[0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.78];
v2n=sqrt((1-beta.*pdn - sqrt(1-pdn.*(pdn+2*beta)))/2);
pdp=[0.78 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0];
v2p=sqrt((1-beta.*pdp + sqrt(1-pdp.*(pdp+2*beta)))/2);
pd1=[pdn pdp];
v21=[v2n v2p];
% pf = 1.0
pdn=[0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.99];
v2n=sqrt((1-beta.*pdn - sqrt(1-pdn.*(pdn+2*beta)))/2);
pdp=[0.99 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0];
v2p=sqrt((1-beta.*pdp + sqrt(1-pdp.*(pdp+2*beta)))/2);
pd2=[pdn pdp];
v22=[v2n v2p];
% pf = .97 leading
pdn=[0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3];
v2n=sqrt((1-beta.*pdn - sqrt(1-pdn.*(pdn+2*beta)))/2);
pdp=[1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0];
v2p=sqrt((1-beta.*pdp + sqrt(1-pdp.*(pdp+2*beta)))/2);
pd3=[pdn pdp];
v23=[v2n v2p];