Abstract

Several analysis methods are available for long-term voltage stability. The V-Q curve power flow method is widely used by Western Systems Coordinating Council utilities, and has some advantages. Long-term dynamic simulation with proper modeling, however, is clearly the most accurate simulation method. The authors compare the two methods for wintertime voltage stability problems in the Portland, Oregon, USA, load area. Results from the V-Q method can be misleading. The same is true of other power flow program based analysis employing conventional modeling. Results from these power flow methods may be pessimistic, causing overdesign or overly conservative operation.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0885-8950

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

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text

Language(s)

English

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© 2000 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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