PV bus modeling in a holomorphically embedded power-flow formulation

Muthu Kumar Subramanian, Yang Feng, Daniel Tylavsky

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This paper introduces a PV bus model, compatible with the holomorphic embedding (HE) approach, for solving the power-flow bus-power-equilibrium equations (BPEE's). Because the BPEE's in traditional form are nonanalytic due to the presence of the complex-conjugate operator, many powerful tools applicable to the analytic functions cannot be used. Holomorphism is obtained by embedding the BPEE's into a bigger problem in such a way as to render the embedded problem analytic. The effect of the holomorphic embedding is to perform a type of curve following, but the curve followed is that of the embedded function, not the PV curve which is followed by traditional continuation methods. The primary advantage of HE is that it leads to an algorithm that is guaranteed to solve for the stable equilibrium point solution, regardless of starting point and without iteration. In the published literature on the HE approach, there is presently no model for a PV bus. This paper introduces such a model and suggests a remedy for the precision problems that arises with HE in modeling the PV bus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication45th North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2013
StatePublished - 2013
Event45th North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2013 - Manhattan, KS, United States
Duration: Sep 22 2013Sep 24 2013

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Name45th North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2013


Other45th North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityManhattan, KS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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