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Continuation Load Flow Considering Discontinuous Behaviors of Distribution Grids

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Colombari, Luan F. S. [1] ; Kuiava, Roman [2] ; Peric, Vedran [3] ; Ramos, Rodrigo A. [4]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Brazilian Navy, BR-20070070 Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Parana, Dept Elect Engn, BR-80060000 Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
[3] Gen Elect Energy Consulting, D-80807 Munich - Germany
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Elect Engn, BR-13566590 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: IEEE Transactions on Power Systems; v. 34, n. 5, p. 3476-3483, SEP 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The reduction in bus voltage magnitudes as the load demand grows may lead to sudden disconnection of loads and/or distributed generation units, in distribution grids, caused by undervoltage protection schemes. As proposed in this paper, this discontinuous behavior of distribution grids can be modeled as a sudden load variation in traditional static voltage stability assessment methods, such as the continuation power flow (CPFLOW). A discussion on the impacts of these discontinuities on the equilibrium diagram of the system is presented in this paper, as well as a set of numerical simulations showing that the traditional CPFLOW algorithm presents convergence problems caused by the discontinuities under analysis. From this perspective, this paper proposes an algorithm based on novel predictor/corrector and identification schemes, which are capable of successively calculating the discontinuities that exist in the equilibrium loci of the system under analysis, as well as the maximum loadability point and the type of bifurcation. A simplified modeling approach that eliminates the need for a complex (and computationally expensive), detailed description of distribution grids is also elaborated and incorporated into the proposed algorithm. The simulated examples show that the proposed algorithm adequately handles the problem, yelding more accurate results than the traditional CPFLOW algorithm. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/02569-6 - Modeling, analysis and control of power systems operating with distributed generation
Grantee:Rodrigo Andrade Ramos
Support type: Regular Research Grants