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See detailA new training simulator for improved voltage control of the Hydro-Québec system
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg; Hassé, Gaëtan; Moors, Cédric et al

(2004, October)

This paper reports on the development of a training simulator focusing on voltage control and stability. It has been derived from a quasi steady-state simulation software already used and validated in ... [more ▼]

This paper reports on the development of a training simulator focusing on voltage control and stability. It has been derived from a quasi steady-state simulation software already used and validated in planning and operational planning studies. The computational engine has been provided with a user interface built on the client-server architecture, allowing the simulator to run on a network of PCs in a very flexible way. New displays can be set up easily and quickly. This tool is presently used by Hydro-Québec to improve the operator’s ability to control transmission voltages. Other features, uses and benefits are reported. [less ▲]

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See detailUndervoltage load shedding scheme for the Hydro-Québec system
Lefebvre, Daniel; Bernard, Serge; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

(2004, June)

In recent years, Hydro-Québec has undertaken a major program to upgrade the reliability of its transmission system. Much effort has been focused on increasing the system's ability to withstand extreme ... [more ▼]

In recent years, Hydro-Québec has undertaken a major program to upgrade the reliability of its transmission system. Much effort has been focused on increasing the system's ability to withstand extreme contingencies, usually caused by multiple incidents or the successive tripping of transmission lines. This paper deals with the conception and the control logic of an undervoltage load shedding scheme aimed at protecting the Hydro-Québec system against long-term voltage instability. Various results showing the impact of the operation of these automatisms on the system stability are provided in this paper. [less ▲]

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See detailDefinition and Classification of Power System Stability
Kundur, Prabha; Paserba, John; Ajjarapu, Venkat et al

in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2004), 19(2), 1387-1401

The problem of defining and classifying power system stability has been addressed by several previous CIGRE and IEEE Task Force reports. These earlier efforts, however, do not completely reflect current ... [more ▼]

The problem of defining and classifying power system stability has been addressed by several previous CIGRE and IEEE Task Force reports. These earlier efforts, however, do not completely reflect current industry needs, experiences and understanding. In particular, the definitions are not precise and the classifications do not encompass all practical instability scenarios. This report developed by a Task Force, set up jointly by the CIGRE Study Committee 38 and the IEEE Power System Dynamic Performance Committee, addresses the issue of stability definition and classification in power systems from a fundamental viewpoint and closely examines the practical ramifications. The report aims to define power system stability more precisely, provide a systematic basis for its classification, and discuss linkages to related issues such as power system reliability and security. [less ▲]

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See detailAn educational simulation tool for power system control and stability
Vournas, Costas; Potamianakis, Emmanuel G.; Moors, Cédric et al

in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2004), 19(1), 48-55

This paper presents a Simulink-based educational tool developed for the purpose of illustrating power system control and stability notions as well as introducing students to realistic, though tractable in ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a Simulink-based educational tool developed for the purpose of illustrating power system control and stability notions as well as introducing students to realistic, though tractable in size, design problems. Relevant courses are taught to last-year undergraduate as well as graduate students at the University of, Liege, Belgium, and the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.. After a brief description of the corresponding curricula, the paper describes the simulation tool and gives examples of problems and assignments given to the students. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign of an undervoltage load shedding scheme for the Hydro-Québec system
Lefebvre, Daniel; Moors, Cédric; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

(2003, July)

This paper deals with the control logic of an undervoltage, closed-loop load shedding scheme aimed at protecting the Hydro-Quebec system against long-term voltage instability. This scheme relies on a set ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with the control logic of an undervoltage, closed-loop load shedding scheme aimed at protecting the Hydro-Quebec system against long-term voltage instability. This scheme relies on a set of "if-then" rules whose parameters are determined through combinatorial optimisation, relying on the system dynamic response over a set of scenarios. Preliminary results of the above optimisation technique are given, besides a brief description of the foreseen implementation. [less ▲]

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See detailReverse-logic control of load tap changers in emergency voltage conditions
Otomega, Bogdan; Sermanson, Vincent; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

(2003, June 26)

This papers deals with the emergency control of Load Tap Changers (LTCs) to face low transmission voltages or voltage instability situations. The proposed simple control logic consists in reverting the ... [more ▼]

This papers deals with the emergency control of Load Tap Changers (LTCs) to face low transmission voltages or voltage instability situations. The proposed simple control logic consists in reverting the tap movements once the voltage at a monitored transmission bus falls below some threshold. A deadband on this voltage allows the system to settle down in between the normal and reverse logic modes. In order to control a large number of LTCs, the latter are divided into clusters, each with its own monitored voltage. The paper also considers the control of two levels of LTCs in cascade, where proper coordination is required between the two levels. The proposed scheme has been tested on a detailed EHV-HV-MV planning model of the Western region of the French transmission system operated by RTE. Long-term time responses to major disturbances are shown to illustrate the performance of the proposed scheme. [less ▲]

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See detailOMASES: A DYNAMIC SECURITY ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR THE NEW MARKET ENVIRONMENT
Bihain, André; Cirio, Diego; Fiorina, Mario et al

(2003, June 26)

The paper presents the efforts and results of a large consortium of European Industries, Research Centers and Universities involved in an EU research project named OMASES in the field of Power System ... [more ▼]

The paper presents the efforts and results of a large consortium of European Industries, Research Centers and Universities involved in an EU research project named OMASES in the field of Power System Dynamic Security Assessment (DSA). The overall structure of an on-line DSA tool including TSA – Transient Stability Assessment, VSA – Voltage Stability Assessment, TS – Training Simulator and MS – Market Simulator is reported. Some basic assumptions and methodological aspects of the tool are presented considering its possible use within actual or future Energy Management Systems under the new electric market environment. Scenarios set up for the validation phase and results are reported with reference to the Italian test facility. [less ▲]

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See detailOn-Line Voltage Security Assessment of the Hellenic Interconnected System
Vournas, Costas; Manos, George; Kabouris, John et al

(2003, June 26)

This paper describes the on-line Voltage Security Assessment environment developed within the framework of the EU-sponsored OMASES project, as well as its application to the Greek Interconnected Power ... [more ▼]

This paper describes the on-line Voltage Security Assessment environment developed within the framework of the EU-sponsored OMASES project, as well as its application to the Greek Interconnected Power System. The heart of all computations is a fast time-domain method. Security is analyzed with respect to power transfers in critical corridors or power consumption in load areas. Results take on the form of either precontingency secure operation limits, or post-contingency loadability limits, together with various diagnosis tips. Typical results obtained during the test phase of the project are reported. [less ▲]

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See detailL'instabilité de tension
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in Crappe, Michel (Ed.) Stabilité et sauvegarde des réseaux électriques (2003)

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See detailComputation of simultaneous available transfer capability under thermal and voltage security constraints
Capitanescu, Florin ULg; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

(2002, September)

This paper proposes a method to compute the Available Transfer Capability (ATC) of a power system under both thermal and voltage security constraints. The objective is to determine, in some optimal manner ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes a method to compute the Available Transfer Capability (ATC) of a power system under both thermal and voltage security constraints. The objective is to determine, in some optimal manner, the ATC of several simultaneous transactions, such that any postulated contingency does not cause voltage instability nor thermal overloads. Thermal constraints are derived for every branch likely to be overloaded in post-contingency states. Voltage security constraints are derived from voltage unstable post-contingency scenario, obtained by Quasi Steady- State simulation, a fast time-domain method. The paper also addresses the discrimination problem, i.e. the fact that the computed ATC might favor some trades to the detriment of others. Variants will be discussed to deal with such situations. The method is illustrated on an 80-bus test system. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluating bound on voltage and thermal security margins under power transfer uncertainty.
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

(2002, June)

This paper deals with the evaluation of bounds on voltage and thermal security margins with respect to contingencies. A margin is the maximal pre-contingency power transfer between either a generation and ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with the evaluation of bounds on voltage and thermal security margins with respect to contingencies. A margin is the maximal pre-contingency power transfer between either a generation and a load area or two generation areas, such that specirfied contingencies do not overload lines or make the system voltage unstable. The minimum and maximum margins are computed for given intervals of variations of bus injections. Each bound is the solution of a constrained L1-norm minimization (or maximization) problem, for which specific algorithms are given. Thermal overloads are handled through linearization, while for voltage stability, fast time simulation and instability mode analysis are used. Nonlinear situations of branch overload are also considered. The method is illustrated on an 80-bus test system. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluating bounds on voltage and thermal security margins under power transfer uncertainty
Capitanescu, Florin ULg; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

(2002, June)

This paper deals with the evaluation of bounds on voltage and thermal security margins with respect to contingencies. A margin is the maximual pre-contingency power transfer between either a generation ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with the evaluation of bounds on voltage and thermal security margins with respect to contingencies. A margin is the maximual pre-contingency power transfer between either a generation and a load area or two generation areas, such that the specified contingencies do not overload lines or make the system voltage unstable. The minimum and maximum margins are computed for given intervals of variations of bus injections. Each bound is the solution of a constrained L1-norm minimization (or maximization) problem, for which specific algorithms are given. Thermal overloads are handled through linearization, while for voltage stability, fast time simulation and instability mode analysis are used. Nonlinear situations of branch overloads are also considered. The method is illustrated on an 80-bus test system. [less ▲]

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See detailPreventive control of voltage security margins: A multicontingency sensitivity-based approach
Capitanescu, Florin ULg; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2002), 17(2), 358-364

This paper addresses the problem of changing the operating point of a power system in order to keep voltage security margins with respect to contingencies above some minimal value. Margins take on the ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the problem of changing the operating point of a power system in order to keep voltage security margins with respect to contingencies above some minimal value. Margins take on the form of maximum pre-contingency power transfers either between a generation and a load area or between two generation areas. They are determined by means of a fast time-domain method. We will first discuss the use of a general optimal power flow, in which linear voltage security constraints are added. The simultaneous control of several (possibly conflicting) contingencies is considered. Then, we will focus on the minimal control change objective. Among the possible controls, emphasis is put on generation rescheduling and load curtailment. Examples are presented on an 80-bus test system as well as on a real system. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign of Load Shedding Schemes against Voltage Instability using Combinatorial Optimization
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg; Moors, Cedric; Lefebvre, Daniel

(2002, January 31)

This paper proposes a methodology for the design of automatic load shedding against voltage instability. In a first step, we describe a method allowing to find the minimal shedding required in a given ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes a methodology for the design of automatic load shedding against voltage instability. In a first step, we describe a method allowing to find the minimal shedding required in a given unstable scenario. In a second step, we describe the structure of various controllers and identify the parameters to be optimized. Next, we present an optimization approach to find the controller parameters which optimize an overall performance objective. Results are presented on the Hydro-Québec system, in which load shedding is presently planned. [less ▲]

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See detailA Time-Scale Decomposition-Based Simulation Tool for Voltage Stability Analysis
Loud, Lester; Rousseaux, Patricia ULg; Lefebvre, Daniel et al

in Proceedings of the IEEE Porto Power Tech Conference (2001, September)

This paper proposes a time domain simulation tool combining Full Time Scale (FTS) simulation in the short-term period following a contingency and Quasi Steady-State (QSS) approximation for the long-term ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes a time domain simulation tool combining Full Time Scale (FTS) simulation in the short-term period following a contingency and Quasi Steady-State (QSS) approximation for the long-term phase. A criterion is devised to automatically switch from FTS to QSS simulation as soon as sufficient damping of short-term dynamics is reached. Various comparisons with FTS simulations have been performed on the Hydro-Qn6bec system. The proposed method is shown to combine accuracy of FTS with computational efficiency of QSS. Sensitivity of simulations to load model and the need for updating the whole model with frequency variations are also discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailLoad Shedding Controllers against Voltage Instability: a comparison of designs
Moors, Cedric; Lefebvre, Daniel; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

(2001, September)

This paper discusses and compares three types of undervoltage load shedding closed-loop controllers in terms of performances and design computational effort. We first describe the various controllers and ... [more ▼]

This paper discusses and compares three types of undervoltage load shedding closed-loop controllers in terms of performances and design computational effort. We first describe the various controllers and identify the parameters to be optimized. Next, we present an optimization methodology applicable to all three types of controllers. This approach allows to find the controller parameters which optimize an overall performance objectiw. Results are presented on the Hydro-Qukbec system, in which load shedding is presently planned. [less ▲]

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See detailCombinatorial optimization approaches to the design of load shedding schemes against voltage instability
Moors, Cédric; Lefebvre, Daniel; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

(2000, October)

This paper proposes a methodology for the design of automatic load shedding against long-term voltage instability. In a first step, a set of training scenarios is set up, corresponding to various ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes a methodology for the design of automatic load shedding against long-term voltage instability. In a first step, a set of training scenarios is set up, corresponding to various operating conditions and disturbances. Each scenario is analyzed to determine the minimal load shedding which stabilizes the system, with due consideration for the shedding location and delay. In a second step, the parameters of a closed-loop undervoltage load shedding scheme are determined so as to: (i) approach as closely as possible the optimal sheddings computed in the first step, over the whole set of scenarios; (ii) stabilize the system in all the unstable scenarios and (iii) shed no load in the stable ones. The corresponding optimization problem is solved using three methods : genetic algorithms, branch and bound approach and the so-called “sequential design”. A detailed example is given on the Hydro-Qu´ebec system in which load shedding is presently planned. [less ▲]

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See detailAn advanced tool for Preventive Voltage Security Assessment
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg; Capitanescu, Florin ULg; Moors, Cédric et al

(2000, May)

This paper deals with methods for the preventive assessment of voltage security with respect to contingencies. We describe a computing tool for the determination of secure operation limits, together with ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with methods for the preventive assessment of voltage security with respect to contingencies. We describe a computing tool for the determination of secure operation limits, together with methods for contingency filtering. Examples from two very different real-life systems are provided. We outline extensions in the field of preventive control. [less ▲]

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See detailVoltage Instability: Phenomena, Countermeasures, and Analysis Methods
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in Proceedings of the IEEE (2000), 88(2), 208-227

A power system may be subject to (rotor) angle, frequency or voltage instability. Voltage instability takes on the form of a dramatic drop of transmission system voltages, which may lead to system ... [more ▼]

A power system may be subject to (rotor) angle, frequency or voltage instability. Voltage instability takes on the form of a dramatic drop of transmission system voltages, which may lead to system disruption. During the past two dàcades it has become a major threat for the operation of many systems and, in the prevailing open access erwironment, it is a factor leading to limit power transfers. The objective of this paper is to describe voltage instability phenomena, to enumerate preventive and curative countermeasures, and to present in a unified and coherent way various computer analysis methods used or proposed. [less ▲]

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