Voltage Stability of Electric Power Systems

  • Thierry van Cutsem
  • Costas Vournas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Components and Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thierry van Cutsem, Costas Vournas
      Pages 3-12
    3. Thierry van Cutsem, Costas Vournas
      Pages 13-46
    4. Thierry van Cutsem, Costas Vournas
      Pages 47-92
    5. Thierry van Cutsem, Costas Vournas
      Pages 93-133
  3. Instability Mechanisms and Analysis Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Thierry van Cutsem, Costas Vournas
      Pages 137-173
    3. Thierry van Cutsem, Costas Vournas
      Pages 175-211
    4. Thierry van Cutsem, Costas Vournas
      Pages 213-261
    5. Thierry van Cutsem, Costas Vournas
      Pages 263-298
    6. Thierry van Cutsem, Costas Vournas
      Pages 299-358
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 359-378

About this book

Introduction

Voltage Stability of Electric Power Systems presents a clear description of voltage instability and collapse phenomena. It proposes a uniform and coherent theoretical framework for analysis and covers state-of-the-art methods. The book describes practical methods that can be used for voltage security assessment and offers a variety of examples. This is a first attempt to condense the technical papers and reports on this subject into a single, coherent, and theoretically sound presentation.

Transmission, generation, and load aspects of the voltage instability problem are treated in detail, and a comprehensive power system model for use in voltage stability analysis is developed and explained. Notions and concepts from nonlinear system theory are presented in a tutorial manner for the use of those new to the field. Loadability, sensitivity, and bifurcation analysis of voltage stability are introduced and treated in depth. Voltage instability mechanisms are classified and minutely examined, together with the countermeasures that can be used to avoid them. In addition, voltage security criteria and methods are reviewed, analyzed and illustrated through realistic computer results.

Voltage Stability is a relatively recent and challenging problem in Power Systems Engineering. It is gaining in importance as the trend of operating power systems closer to their limits continues to increase.

Keywords

Counter Van Cutsem Vournas bifurcation bifurcation analysis computer generation aspects load aspects model modeling power systems systems theory transmission transmission system aspects voltage instability

Authors and affiliations

  • Thierry van Cutsem
    • 1
  • Costas Vournas
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LiègeBelgium
  2. 2.National Technical UniversityAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-75536-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-75535-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-75536-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-3185
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-3193
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