The bulk power system is one of the largest man-made networks and its size makes control an extremely difficult task. This paper presents a method to control a power network using UPFCs set to levels determined by a maximum flow (max-flow) algorithm. The graph-theory-based max-flow is applied to the power system for UPFC placement and scheduling. A distributed version of max-flow is described to coordinate the actions of the UPFCs distributed in a power network. Two sample power systems were tested using max-flow for UPFC placement and settings. The resulting system characteristics are examined over all single-line contingencies and the appropriateness of the maximum flow algorithm for power flow control is discussed.
A. Armbruster et al., "The Maximum Flow Algorithm Applied to the Placement and Distributed Steady-State Control of UPFCs," Proceedings of the 37th Annual North American Power Symposium (2005, Ames, IA), pp. 77-83, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Oct 2005.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NAPS.2005.1560505
37th Annual North American Power Symposium (2005: Oct. 23-25, Iowa State University, Ames, IA)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Load Flow Control; Operations Research; Power System Control; Power Transmission Control; Unified Power Flow Control
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
Article - Conference proceedings
© 2005 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.