Transient stability enhancement in multimachine power systems using braking resistors

David L. Lubkeman, Gerald T. Heydt

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In certain situations, it is necessary to consider the use of an alternate control means to enhance and insure power system stability such as an emergency state control. A class of switchable supplementary controls, such as dynamic brakes, shunt reactor or series capacitors could be utilized. The effectiveness of network switching on a one machine system has been well established. However the interaction between closely coupled machines and groups of machines as a result of a control action has not been fully considered. The contribution of the paper is in the area of multimachine control, and, in particular, a power system emergency state control. Topics concerning control models, optimization criteria and characteristics of supplementary controls have been addressed. Dynamic programming is used to derive a switching strategy which takes the form of a closed-loop control. The control strategy is evaluated through the digital simulation of a two machine test system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalElectric Machines and Power Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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