Power Systems

Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei Ali Jafari Aghbolaghi Nicu Bizon Frede Blaabjerg Editors

Reactive Power Control in AC Power Systems Fundamentals and Current Issues

Power Systems

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Editors Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei Electrical Engineering Department Seraj Higher Education Institute Tabriz Iran

Nicu Bizon Faculty of Electronics, Communication and Computers University of Piteşti Piteşti Romania

Ali Jafari Aghbolaghi Zanjan Electric Energy Distribution Company Zanjan Iran

ISSN 1612-1287 Power Systems ISBN 978-3-319-51117-7 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-51118-4

Frede Blaabjerg Department of Energy Technology Aalborg University Aalborg Denmark

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Foreword

Electric power systems will be operated in reliable and efﬁcient situation considering reactive power control and voltage stability management. Reactive power margins are related to the voltage stability. The aspects are satisﬁed by designing and operating of right voltages limits, maximizing utilization of transmission systems and minimizing of reactive power flow. Therefore, controlling reactive power and voltage is one of the major challenges of power system engineering. Reactive power as the dissipated power is affected by capacitive and inductive phenomena that they drop voltage and draw current in the form of heat or waste energy. Reactive power is generated by the capacitors and generators, whereas it is consumed by the inductors and is essential in the parallel connection circuits as power factor controlling and power transmission lines. Reactive power control and voltage stability aspects are effective in reliability of electric power networks. Voltage instability commonly occurs as a result of reactive power deﬁciency. The trends are to reduce reactive power and increase voltage stability to improve efﬁciency and operation of power systems. There is a direct relation between reactive power and voltage behavior which serves the voltage collapse and rising effects in power systems. Regulating the reactive power and voltage control should be done according to flexible and fast controlled devices. Placement and adjustment of reactive power play important roles in operation of reactive power compensation and voltage control. Therefore, the operations of reactive power resources in the power systems such as automatic transformer tap changer, synchronous condenser, capacitor banks, capacitance of overhead lines and cables, static VAR compensators and FACTS devices are very signiﬁcant. Reactive power control and voltage stability management are considered as regional challenges to meet, which otherwise can cause the scale of blackouts increase in the power systems. Theoretical and application issues in these areas help us to identify problems related to reliability and stability of the power systems and prevent the system degradation.

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The above aspects are illustrated in this book by the editors and authors, in the following topics: electrical power systems operation and control, reactive power and voltage stability in power systems, reactive power control in transmission lines, reactive power compensation and optimal placement, reactive power in renewable resources, reactive power optimization and software applications, optimal reactive power dispatch, induction generator operation and analysis, communication networks and standards in power systems, power systems SCADA applications, and geomagnetic storms effects in electric networks. The book chapters and materials are very efﬁcient in theoretical and application issues and are highly recommended for studying and considering in educational and research ﬁelds. November 2016

Academician Arif M. Hashimov Institute of Physics Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Baku Azerbaijan

Preface

The modern electric power systems are more expanded worldwide and include more energy resources and critical parts based on the requirements of the twenty-ﬁrst century. General parts of electric power systems as generation, transmission and consumption are important to be analyzed and well operated for the development of industry and life. The engineers and scientists need applicable and renewable methods for analyzing and controlling each part of the electric power systems and to overcome complicated actions which occur in the systems due to their operational and interconnection behaviors. The objective of the analysis is minimizing the losses of the networks and increasing the overall efﬁciency and economic advantages. The central and distributed generation of electric power networks connect to more loads, transmission lines, transformers and energy sources together including nonlinear equipment such as power semiconductor devices. The engineers and scientists are interested in analyzing the power systems operations to control and develop the AC/DC networks including high voltage transmission lines and equipment. Flexible and fast power flow control and transmission are expected to raise the network effective operation, power wheeling requirement and transmission capability as well as voltage stability. Computational intelligence methods are applied to electric power analysis to facilitate the effective analysis techniques and solve several power system problems especially in power transmission and voltage stability. Reactive Power Control in AC Power Systems: Fundamentals and Current Issues is a book aimed to highlight the reactive power control and voltage stability concepts and analysis to provide understanding on how they are affected by different criteria of available generations, transmissions and loads using different research methods. A large number of specialists joined as authors of the book chapters to provide their potentially innovative solutions and research related to reactive power control and voltage stability, in order to be useful in developing new ways in electric power analysis, design and operational strategies. Several theoretical researches, case ix

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analysis, and practical implementation processes are put together in this book that aims to act as research and design guides to help graduates, postgraduates and researchers in electric power engineering and energy systems. The book, which presents signiﬁcant results obtained by leading professionals from industries, research and academic ﬁelds, can be useful to a variety of groups in speciﬁc areas. All works contributed to this book are new, previously unpublished material or extended version of published papers in the proceedings of international conferences and transactions on international journals. The book consists of 16 chapters in three parts.

Part I Fundamentals of Reactive Power in AC Power Systems The six chapters in the ﬁrst part of this book present the fundamentals of reactive power in AC power systems considering different operating cases. The topics in this part include the advanced methods and applications in electric power systems and networks related to the ﬁelds of fundamentals of reactive power in AC power systems, reactive power role in AC power transmission systems, reactive power compensation in energy transmission systems with sinusoidal and nonsinusoidal currents, reactive power importance in wind power plants, and fundamentals and contemporary issues of reactive power control in AC power systems. Chapter 1 describes the general overview of electric power systems including power generation, transmission and distribution systems, linear AC circuits in steady state conditions, flow of power between generator and customers is studied by using the active, reactive, apparent and complex power, electric power system quality, measurement and instrumentation methods of power systems parameters, and general standards in energy generation, transmission and marketing. The importance of reactive power in AC power systems and its various interpretations are also discussed in this chapter. The basic theory of AC circuits, behavior of two-port linear elements and analysis methods of AC circuits are given in Chap. 2. The physical interpretation of electric powers in AC power systems, fundamental problems of reactive power consumption automated management in power systems, equipment for power factor correction, designing simple systems for compensating of reactive power for different levels of installation, the overall harmonic distortion of voltage and current, and qualitative and quantitative aspects related to active and reactive power circulation in AC power systems including several examples and case studies referring to classical linear AC circuits under sinusoidal and nonsinusoidal conditions are also the topics of this chapter. Chapter 3 presents basic principles of power transmission operation, equipment for reactive power generation, shunt/series compensation, control of reactive power in power transmission system. The chapter describes the capacitive and inductive properties of power transmission lines and also reactive power consumption by transmission lines which increases with the square of current. The chapter states the

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sources, effects and limitations of the reactive power and flowing in transmission lines and transformers as well as control of reactive power should satisfy the bus voltages, system stability and network losses in the power systems. The deﬁnition of reactive power under nonsinusoidal conditions in nonlinear electric power systems is described in Chap. 4. This chapter discusses and simulates the reactive power compensation for sinusoidal and nonsinusoidal situations, where nonlinear circuit voltages and currents contain harmonics and also the control algorithms of automatic compensators. The main aim of the chapter is based on the dissipative systems and cyclodissipativity theories for calculation of compensation elements for reactive power compensation by minimizing line losses. The chapter is also including the examples and computer simulations to show the mathematical framework for analyzing and designing of compensators for reactive power compensation in general nonlinear loads. Chapter 5 deals with the rate of reactive power absorption or injected by the wind units and also the key role of reactive power generation and consumption in large-scale wind farms. The chapter describes requirements of reactive power compensation, voltage stability and also power quality improvement in the electric grid of wind turbine to reduce the power losses and control of voltage level. The units of wind turbines of types 1 to 4 are also categorized and discussed in the chapter considering their construction, generation, converters, reactive power and voltage control abilities. The coordination related to reactive power adjustment in the wind turbines is also discussed in this chapter. The concept of power quality and voltage stability improvement based on the reactive power control is introduced in Chap. 6. The chapter describes the impact of reactive power flow in the power system and deﬁnes the power components of electrical equipment that produces or absorbs reactive power. Then the reactive power control and relations between reactive power and voltage stability are presented. The chapter also contains reactive power control methods for voltage stability and presents voltage control management based on case studies.

Part II Compensation and Reactive Power Optimization in AC Power Systems The second part of this book tries to highlight in six chapters the concepts of reactive power optimization and compensation. The topics in this part include optimal reactive power control for voltage stability improvement, reactive power compensation, optimal placement of reactive power compensators, reactive power optimization in classic methods and also using MATLAB and DIgSILENT, and multi-objective optimal reactive power dispatch. Chapter 7 is entirely focused on the voltage stability control using three main techniques of reactive power management, active power re-dispatch, and load shedding. The chapter discusses about determining the location of VAR sources

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and their setting and installation, online and offline reactive power dispatch, and optimal reactive power flow (ORPF). The reactive power flow and voltage magnitudes of generator buses, shunt capacitors/reactors, output of static reactive power compensators, transformer tap-settings are considered as the control parameters and are used for minimizing the active power loss and improving of the voltage proﬁle in ORPF. This chapter also confers the reactive power dispatch as a nonlinear and nonconvex problem with equality and inequality constraints. The reactive power compensators based on advanced industrial applications are highlighted in Chap. 8. The basic theoretical background of reactive power compensation as well as conventional compensators and improved FACTS are introduced in the chapter. The compensation devices including shunt, series and shunt-series conﬁgurations for transmission lines regarding their characteristics and also analytical expressions are presented in the chapter. The power flow control, voltage and current modiﬁcations as well as stability issues are also analyzed and compared for similar compensation devices and emerging technologies. Chapter 9 provides a framework and versatile approach to develop a multi-objective reactive power planning (RPP) strategy for coordinated handling of reactive power from FACTS devices and capacitor banks. This chapter deals with power system operators for determining the optimal placement of FACTS devices and capacitor banks should be injected in the network to improve simultaneously the voltage stability, active power losses and cost of VAR injection. A formulation and solution method for reactive power planning, and voltage stability based on cost functions are also presented in the chapter. Chapter 10 presents the reactive power optimization using artiﬁcial optimization algorithms as well as the formulations and constraints to implement reactive power optimization. The classic method of reactive power optimization and basic principles and problem formulation of reactive power optimization using artiﬁcial intelligent algorithms are discussed in the chapter. In addition, this chapter focuses on the particle swarm optimization algorithm and pattern search method application in reactive power optimization including the case studies. The efﬁcient approach using parallel working of MATLAB and DIgSILENT software with the intention of reactive power optimization is discussed in Chap. 11. This chapter presents the toolboxes, functions and flexibility powers of MATLAB and DIgSILENT in electrical engineering calculation and implementation. Also it provides the advantages of parallel calculations of MATLAB and DIgSILENT and relation of two software to carry out the heuristic algorithms as fast, simple and accurate as possible to optimize reactive power in AC power systems. In Chap. 12, the reactive power compensation devices are modeled using deterministic multi-objective optimal reactive power dispatch (DMO-ORPD) and two-stage stochastic multi-objective optimal reactive power dispatch (SMO-ORPD) in discrete and continuous studies. They are formulated as mixed integer nonlinear program (MINLP) problems, and solved by general algebraic modeling system (GAMS). A case study for evaluation of the performance of different proposed MO-ORPD models is also shown in the chapter. This chapter presents the MO-ORPD problem taking into account different operational constraints such as

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bus voltage limits, power flow limits of branches, limits of generators voltages, transformers tap ratios and the amount of available reactive power compensation at the weak buses.

Part III Challenges, Solutions and Applications in AC Power Systems The ﬁnal part of this book consists of four chapters and considers some applications and case studies in AC power systems related to the issues of active and reactive power concepts. The topics in this part include self-excited induction generator, communications for electric power systems, SCADA applications for electric power systems and effect of geomagnetic storms on electrical networks. Chapter 13 discusses about a three-phase self-excited induction generator in an autonomous power generation mode. The chapter presents generator operating points and control strategies to maintain the frequency at quasi-constant values and to use it as power converter such as a simple dimmer to control the reactive power. The frequency analysis in steady state and transient cases is studied in this chapter using a single-phase equivalent circuit as well as theoretical and numerical results are also validated on a laboratory test bench. Chapter 14 describes communications applied for electric power systems including communication standards and infrastructure requirements for smart grids. The chapter presents three primary functions of smart grids to accomplish in real time requests of both consumers and suppliers based on communications technologies. The most usual communication systems including ﬁber optic communication, digital subscriber line/loop, power line communications, and wireless technologies for using the power system control for smart grids architecture are highlighted in the chapter. The case studies related to communication systems of electric power system are also carried out in this chapter. The SCADA systems and applications in electric power networks are studied in Chap. 15. The chapter explains the role and theory of SADA systems, security, real-time control and data exchange between remote units and central units. The SCADA systems are also applied for optimization and realization of reactive power in AC power systems. Some disadvantages of dispatching systems such as graphical information and interface are explained in the chapter and the rules of improving them are also carried out. The flexibility designing of the systems for small and large networks are also explained. Chapter 16 introduces the effect of geomagnetic ﬁelds called as storms on electric power systems. This chapter discusses about the physical nature of earth’s magnetic ﬁeld and its measurements in geomagnetic observatories and shows that the variation of geomagnetic ﬁeld affect the operation of various distracting electronic devices, such as electrical transmission systems. An algorithm for calculating

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induced currents in the power transmission lines and also the violation of stability of the system considering the illustrative example are also derived in this chapter. The editors recommend this book as suitable for an audience professional in electric power systems, as well as researchers and developers in the ﬁeld of energy and power engineering. It is anticipated that the readers have sufﬁcient knowledge in electric power engineering and also advanced mathematical background. In total, the book includes theoretical background and case studies in reactive electric power and voltage stability concepts. The editors have made efforts to cover the essential topics of reactive electric power to balance theoretical and applicative aspects in the chapters of this book. The book has been written by a team of researchers from which use the dedicated intensive resources for achieving certain mental attitudes for interested readers. At the same time, the application and case studies are intended for real understanding and operation. Finally, the editors hope that this book will be useful to undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and engineers, trying to solve reactive electric power problems using modern technical and intelligent systems based on theoretical aspects and application case studies. Tabriz, Iran Zanjan, Iran Piteşti, Romania Aalborg, Denmark

Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei Ali Jafari Aghbolaghi Nicu Bizon Frede Blaabjerg

Contents

Part I

Fundamentals of Reactive Power in AC Power Systems

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Electrical Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horia Andrei, Paul Cristian Andrei, Luminita M. Constantinescu, Robert Beloiu, Emil Cazacu and Marilena Stanculescu

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Fundamentals of Reactive Power in AC Power Systems . . . . . . . . . Horia Andrei, Paul Cristian Andrei, Emil Cazacu and Marilena Stanculescu

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Reactive Power Role and Its Controllability in AC Power Transmission Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Esmaeil Ebrahimzadeh and Frede Blaabjerg

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Reactive Power Compensation in Energy Transmission Systems with Sinusoidal and Nonsinusoidal Currents . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Milan Stork and Daniel Mayer

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Reactive Power Control in Wind Power Plants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Reza Effatnejad, Mahdi Akhlaghi, Hamed Aliyari, Hamed Modir Zareh and Mohammad Effatnejad

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Reactive Power Control and Voltage Stability in Power Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 Mariana Iorgulescu and Doru Ursu

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Compensation and Reactive Power Optimization in AC Power Systems

Optimal Reactive Power Control to Improve Stability of Voltage in Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251 Ali Ghasemi Marzbali, Milad Gheydi, Hossein Samadyar, Ruhollah Hoseyni Fashami, Mohammad Eslami and Mohammad Javad Golkar

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Reactive Power Compensation in AC Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . 275 Ersan Kabalci

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Optimal Placement of Reactive Power Compensators in AC Power Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317 Hossein Shayeghi and Yashar Hashemi

10 Reactive Power Optimization in AC Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . 345 Ali Jafari Aghbolaghi, Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei, Narges Sadat Boushehri and Farid Hojjati Parast 11 Reactive Power Optimization Using MATLAB and DIgSILENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411 Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei, Ali Jafari Aghbolaghi, Narges Sadat Boushehri and Farid Hojjati Parast 12 Multi-objective Optimal Reactive Power Dispatch Considering Uncertainties in the Wind Integrated Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475 Seyed Masoud Mohseni-Bonab, Abbas Rabiee and Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo Part III

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13 Self-excited Induction Generator in Remote Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 517 Ezzeddine Touti, Remus Pusca, J. Francois Brudny and Abdelkader Chaari 14 Communications for Electric Power System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547 Maaruf Ali and Nicu Bizon 15 SCADA Applications for Electric Power System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561 Florentina Magda Enescu and Nicu Bizon 16 Effect of Geomagnetic Storms on Electric Networks. . . . . . . . . . . . . 611 Daniel Mayer and Milan Stork Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631

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Representation of three-phase symmetrical and positive phase-sequence system: a Time domain, b Cartesian coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Representation of three-phase symmetrical and negative phase-sequence system: a Time domain, b Cartesian coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Representation of three-phase symmetrical and zero phase-sequence system: a Time domain, b Cartesian coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Star connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Delta connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symmetrical and balanced three-phase system . . . . . . . . . Equivalent three-phase circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equivalence delta—star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single-phase circuit of phase 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Decomposition of an unsymmetrical system in three symmetrical systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Decomposition of the a unsymmetrical system, b positive, c negative, and d zero-sequences. . . . . . . . . . . Single phases of a positive, b negative, and c zero-sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Voltage measurement in mono-phase AC circuits . . . . . . . Phase and line voltage measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Current measurement in mono-phase circuit . . . . . . . . . . . Current measurement in three-phase circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . Current measurement for a three-phase balanced circuit . . Active power measurement in mono-phase circuits . . . . . . Active power measurement in three-phase circuits with neutral line load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power measurement in three-phase circuits without neutral line load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The nominal voltage means the rms value of a line voltage between phases; its standardized values are recommended by the International Electrotechnical Commission (CEI). For example the standardization values in kV are: 3; 3.3; 6; 10; 11; 15; 20; 22; 30; 45; 47; 66; 69; 110; 115; 132; 138; 150; 161; 220; 230; 287; 330; 345; 380; 400; 500; 700, and each country can adopt speciﬁc several such values. The LV is used in indoor electrical installations to supply directly the low voltage customers as well as the small urban and industrial networks, with power up to tens of kVA. The MV is used in urban and industrial networks for supply transformers with powers between tens and hundreds of kVA and also can supply directly medium voltage equipment. Transmission and distribution lines for powers between tens of MVA and 1–2 hundreds of MVA are carried out with HV. The VHV is used for transmission lines of powers between hundreds and thousands of MVA. – criteria of functions classify EPS in usage (utilization), distribution and transmission networks. – criteria of topology classify EPS in: (i) radial networks that means each customer can be supplied from one side (source) only; (ii) meshed networks that means each customer can be supplied from two sides; (iii) complex meshed networks that means each customer can be supplied from of more than the two sides. – criteria of adopted power system classify EPS in AC respectively DC. Starting from historical scientiﬁc insights of M. Dolivo-Dobrovolski and N. Tesla now the widespread EPS system consists in 3 and 2-phases electrical AC networks. But from struggle between AC and DC transmission systems is possible in the near future that very high voltage DC systems to win.

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Basic Concepts and Analysis Methods of Electrical Power Systems

From theoretical point of view EPS are considering as symmetrical three-phase systems, condition that is ensured through the symmetrization of transmissions and distribution lines, and transformers. Starting from this ideal assumption the symmetrical three-phase transmission and distribution networks, including equipment and transformers, can be analyzed by using symmetrical components method and the decomposition in single phase circuits. The equivalent circuits of EPS contain

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non-linear passive elements, as resistances, inductances and capacitances. Nonlinearity of these elements are neglected in most frequent calculations, considering that their values change relatively small according to the low and expected limits of change of the voltage, current or frequency. For this reason the equivalent circuits of EPS are considered linear and are disposed longitudinal and transversal as in C, T or P scheme types [11–13]. A three-phase symmetrical and positive phase-sequence system in instantaneous values is expressed as [14, 15] pﬃﬃﬃ vd1 ðtÞ ¼ V 2 sinðxt þ cÞ pﬃﬃﬃ 2p vd2 ðtÞ ¼ V 2 sinðxt þ c Þ 3 pﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃ 4p 2p vd3 ðtÞ ¼ V 2 sinðxt þ c Þ ¼ V 2 sinðxt þ c þ Þ 3 3

ð1:1Þ

respectively by the complex vectors

V d1 ¼ Vejc ¼ V 2p

2p

V d2 ¼ Vejðc 3 Þ ¼ Vej 3 ¼ a2 V V d3 ¼ Ve

jðc þ 2p 3Þ

¼ Ve

j2p 3

ð1:2Þ

¼ aV

pﬃﬃ 2p 4p where a ¼ ej 3 ¼ ej 3 ¼ 12 þ j 23 is called phase operator. The representation of instantaneous values (1.1) in time domain and of complex vectors (1.2) in complex Cartesian coordinates are presented in Fig. 1.1a, b.

Fig. 1.1 Representation of three-phase symmetrical and positive phase-sequence system: a Time domain, b Cartesian coordinates

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A three-phase symmetrical and negative phase-sequence system in instantaneous values is expressed as pﬃﬃﬃ vi1 ðtÞ ¼ V 2 sinðxt þ cÞ pﬃﬃﬃ 2p vi2 ðtÞ ¼ V 2 sinðxt þ c þ Þ 3 pﬃﬃﬃ 2p vi3 ðtÞ ¼ V 2 sinðxt þ c Þ 3

ð1:3Þ

respectively by the complex vectors

V i1 ¼ Vejc ¼ V 2p

2p

V i2 ¼ Vejðc þ 3 Þ ¼ Vej 3 ¼ aV V i3 ¼ Ve

jðc2p 3Þ

¼ Ve

j2p 3

2

ð1:4Þ

¼a V

which have the representations in time domain and complex Cartesian coordinates illustrated in Fig. 1.2a, b. A three-phase symmetrical and zero phase-sequence system in instantaneous values is expressed as pﬃﬃﬃ v01 ðtÞ ¼ v02 ðtÞ ¼ v03 ðtÞ ¼ V 2 sinðxt þ cÞ

ð1:5Þ

V o1 ¼ V o2 ¼ V o3 ¼ Vejc ¼ V

ð1:6Þ

and by the complex vectors

The representation of values (1.5) and (1.6) is shown in Fig. 1.3a, b.

Fig. 1.2 Representation of three-phase symmetrical and negative phase-sequence system: a Time domain, b Cartesian coordinates

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Fig. 1.3 Representation of three-phase symmetrical and zero phase-sequence system: a Time domain, b Cartesian coordinates

Fig. 1.4 Star connection

Practically, two general connections are considered in EPS: star and delta [16–18]. (i) Star connection. Let us consider an elementary EPS in which the generator (G) and consumer (load, receptor—R) are arranged into a star connection. The transmission line (L) links G with R. The star connection illustrated in Fig. 1.4 is deﬁned in that all the phase terminals are connected together to form the neutral point. The both neutral nodes of the generator “O” and of the receptor “N” is linked by neutral wire. The electromotive voltages of generators e1, e2, e3, the voltages across the terminals of generators u1G ; u2G ; u3G , the voltages between the transmission lines u12, u23, u31, the currents in the transmission lines i1, i2, i3 and the voltages across the terminals of receptor u1R ; u2R ; u3R there are three-phase systems. For an adequate systematization of knowledge following deﬁnitions are useful: • the triplets ðe1 ; u1G ; i1G Þ, ðe2 ; u2G ; i2G Þ and ðe3 ; u3G ; i3G Þ are called phase signals of generators;

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• the doublets ðu1R ; i1R Þ, ðu2R ; i2R Þ and ðu3R ; i3R Þ are called phase signals of receptors (consumers); • the voltages (u12, u23, u31) between of the three line wires are called line voltages, also the line impedances have not been taken into account; • the currents (i1, i2, i3) across the line wires are called line currents; • the impedances Z1, Z2, Z3 are called phase impedances of receptor. Generally speaking the set signals ðe1 ; u1G ; i1G ; u1R ; i1R ; Z 1 Þ makes up phase 1 of star connection and similar deﬁnitions are used for the other two phases. For star connection the line currents are equal to the phase currents i1G ¼ i1 ¼ i1R ; i2G ¼ i2 ¼ i2R ; i3G ¼ i3 ¼ i3R

ð1:7Þ

respectively in complex values I 1G ¼ I 1 ¼ I 1R ; I 2G ¼ I 2 ¼ I 2R ; I 3G ¼ I 3 ¼ I 3R

ð1:8Þ

and in rms values Il = Iph. Also for the neutral wire are deﬁned: i0 or in—the current, uNO or un—the voltage, and Z0 or ZN—the impedance. Considering the positive reference directions for line currents from generators to receptors and for current across the neutral wire from neutral point of the receptors to that of the generators, then by applying Kirchhoff laws following relations in complex values are described the star connection I1 þ I2 þ I3 ¼ I0

U 12 ¼ U 1R U 2R U 23 ¼ U 2R U 3R U 31 ¼ U 3R U 1R

U 12 þ U 23 þ U 31 ¼ 0

ð1:9Þ

U 1R þ U NO þ U 10 ¼ 0 U 2R þ U NO þ U 20 ¼ 0 U 3R þ U NO þ U 30 ¼ 0 Another set of relations express Ohm’s law for receptor phases and for neutral wire in complex values are expressed as U 1R ¼ Z 1 I 1 U 2R ¼ Z 2 I 2 U 3R ¼ Z 3 I 3

U NO ¼ Z 0 I 0

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Fig. 1.5 Delta connection

(ii) Delta connection. Let us consider an elementary EPS in which the generator and receptor (consumer) are arranged into a delta (mesh) connection (Fig. 1.5). The transmission line links generator with receptor. Symmetrical cycling between the pairs of impedances leads so that the start terminal of one phase impedance is connected to the ﬁnish terminal of another are used for delta connection. For an adequate systematization of knowledge following deﬁnitions are useful: • the triplets ðe12 ; u21G ; i21G Þ, ðe23 ; u23G ; i23G Þ and ðe31 ; u31G ; i31G Þ are called phase signals of generators; • the doublets ðu12R ; i12R Þ, ðu23R ; i23R Þ and ðu31R ; i31R Þ are called phase signals of receptors (consumers); • the voltages (u12, u23, u31) between of the three line wires are called line voltages, also the line impedances have not been taken into account; • the currents (i1, i2, i3) across the line wires are called line currents; • the impedances Z12, Z23, Z31 are called phase impedances of receptor. Generally speaking the set signals ðe12 ; u12G ; i12G ; u12R ; i12R ; Z 12 Þ makes up phase 1 of delta connection and similar deﬁnitions are used for the other two phases. If the line impedances are not considering, for star connection the line voltages of generators are equal to the line voltage of receptor u12G ¼ u12R ¼ u12 ; u23G ¼ u23R ¼ u23 ; u31G ¼ u31R ¼ u31

ð1:11Þ

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By summing (1.12) results I1 þ I2 þ I3 ¼ 0

ð1:13Þ

Also applying Ohm’s law on each phase of the receptor are obtained U 12 ¼ Z 12 I 12 U 23 ¼ Z 23 I 23 U 31 ¼ Z 31 I 31

ð1:14Þ

A three-phase system is called symmetrical if it is supplied by a symmetrical voltages system (1.1), (1.3) or (1.5). Otherwise it is considered unsymmetrical. If all the complex phase impedances of star or delta connection are equal the system is balanced, otherwise is non-balanced. A symmetrical and balanced system produces symmetrical lines and phases currents systems. In symmetrical and balanced systems all neutral points are the same potential and the current across the neutral wire is null. On the other hand in symmetrical and balanced conditions for star conpﬃﬃﬃ nection the rms value of line voltage is 3 times the rms value of phase voltage pﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃ Vl ¼ 3Vph , respectively for delta connection the rms value of line current is 3 pﬃﬃﬃ times the rms value of phase current Il ¼ 3Iph . The overall complex powers absorbed by a receptor in star (including the neutral wire) and delta connections are given by SR;star ¼ U 1R I 1 þ U 2R I 2 þ U 3R I 3 þ U NO I 0 ¼ Z 1 I12 þ Z 2 I22 þ Z 3 I32 þ Z 0 I02 ¼ PR;star þ jQR;star

ð1:15Þ

respectively 2 2 2 SR;delta ¼ U 12R I 12 þ U 23R I 23 þ U 31R I 31 ¼ Z 12 I12 þ Z 23 I23 þ Z 31 I31 þ Z 0 I02

¼ PR;delta þ jQR;delta

ð1:16Þ

where the real part represents the overall active absorbed power (PR—dissipated in the resistors) and the imaginary part represents the overall absorbed reactive power (QR—dissipated in the inductors minus in the capacitors). When symmetrical and balanced conditions are veriﬁed then for any form of interlinkage (star or delta) the overall active and reactive absorbed powers are given by pﬃﬃﬃ 3Vl Il cos u pﬃﬃﬃ QR ¼ 3Vph Iph sin u ¼ 3Vl Il sin u

PR ¼ 3Vph Iph cos u ¼

ð1:17Þ

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where the angle u is the phase displacement between the voltage and current phases, or in other word, is the phase angle of the complex phase impedance. Also the apparent (overall) power for star and delta connections is deﬁned as SR;star ¼

qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ P2R;star þ Q2R;star ;

SR;delta ¼

qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ P2R;delta þ Q2R;delta

ð1:18Þ

According to the Eq. (1.17) in symmetrical and balanced conditions for both connections the following expression is true SR ¼ 3Vph Iph ¼

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ð1:19Þ

The calculation methods of EPS are based on the properties of three-phase circuits with different types of supplying system’s voltages and on some properties of various phase connections [19, 20]. Two elementary methods are presented below. (a) Calculation of symmetrical and balanced three-phase circuits. In this case we assume that the voltage generators are symmetrical and know, and also the receptor is balanced. Symmetrical three-phase circuits consisting of many star or delta receptors are solved by the use of single-phase circuit, for example of phase 1. Based on the principles of this elementary method have been developed software programs for the analysis of three-phase circuits. This method contains following steps [21, 22]: (a1) The coupled inductances in phase 1 are replaced with equivalent inductance −Zm. Based on three-phase symmetrical currents property I1 + I2 + I3 = 0, then the voltage across the coupled inductance in phase 1 can be expressed as Um,1 = ZmI2 + ZmI3 = Zm(I2 + I3) = −ZmI1, where the complex mutual impedance is Zm = jxM, and M is the mutual inductance which can be considered in aiding (+) or opposite (−) direction. Analogous equivalences are applied to couple inductances of other two phases. (a2) All the delta connections are replaced with equivalent star connections, by using the relation Z Y ¼ Z D =3, where ZY and ZD are the phase impedances of star respectively delta connections. (a3) In a symmetrical and balanced three-phase star circuits all neutral points have the same potential and I1 + I2 + I3 = IN = 0. Therefore all neutral points can be connected each other through a null resistance wire without modifying the three-phase circuit voltages and currents. Such the single-phase circuit becomes a closed-loop. (a4) The voltages and currents of phase 1 are calculated by using the Kirchhoff’s laws in single-phase circuit. Finally on determine the other two phases voltages and currents through the use of phase operator a, according to the type of phase-sequences of the voltages generator system. (a5) By using Eqs. (1.17) and (1.19) the overall active, reactive, apparent and complex absorbed power are calculated.

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Fig. 1.6 Symmetrical and balanced three-phase system

Example 1.1 Let us consider a symmetrical three-phase generator in star connection shown in Fig. 1.6. Its positive phase-sequence voltages system are pﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃ 2p pﬃﬃﬃ 2p E 1 ¼ 400 2, E 2 ¼ 400 2ej 3 ; E 3 ¼ 400 2e þ j 3 supplying through a transmission line impedance Z1 = 40 + 80j ﬁrst star connection receptor R1 = 40 X, XL1 = XC1 = XM1 = 40 X, neutral wire impedance ZON1 = 10(1−j) X, and through another transmission line impedance r1 = 10 X, the second delta connection receptor R2 = 90 X, XL2 = 150 X and XM2 = 30 X. In order to calculate the generator line currents (I11, I21, I31), the phase currents (I1Y, I2Y, I3Y) and voltages (U1Y, U2Y, U3Y) of star receptor, the phase currents (I12D, I23D, I31D) and voltages (U12D, U23D, U31D) of delta receptor and the overall absorbed powers, the above mentioned elementary method is applied: (a1) The equivalences of coupled inductances of star and delta connections are presented in Fig. 1.7; (a2) Replacement of delta connection with equivalent star connection whose neutral point is N2 is shown in Fig. 1.8. There the values of equivalent impedances are Z 1Y ¼ R1 þ jðXL1 XM1 XC1 Þ ¼ 40ð1 jÞX Z R2 þ jðXL2 XM2 Þ 90 þ 120j ¼ ¼ 30 þ 40jX Z 2Ye ¼ 2D ¼ 3 3 3

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Fig. 1.7 Equivalent three-phase circuit

Fig. 1.8 Equivalence delta—star

(a3) A null resistance wire is introduced in order to connect all the neutral points O, N and N1 (dash line in Fig. 1.8); (a4) The single-phase circuit of phase 1 is shown in Fig. 1.9. By using Kirchhoff’s laws one obtains

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Fig. 1.9 Single-phase circuit of phase 1

I 11 ¼

E1 Z1 þ

Z 1Y ðr1 þ Z 2Ye Þ Z 1Y þ r1 þ Z 2Ye

¼ 5e

jp4

A;

I 1Y

pﬃﬃﬃ re þ Z 1Ye 5 2 A ¼ ¼ I 11 2 Z 1Y þ re þ Z 2Ye

The currents of other two phases of ﬁrst star receptor are obtained by using the phase operator I 2Y ¼ I 1Y e

j2p 3

pﬃﬃﬃ 5 2 j7p e 6 A; ¼ 2

I 3Y ¼ I 1Y e

j2p 3

pﬃﬃﬃ 5 2 jp e6 A ¼ 2

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I 011 I 021

I 12D I 31D

pﬃﬃﬃ p 5 pﬃﬃﬃ j2p 6e 3 A; ¼ I 1Ye 3ej6 ¼ 2pﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃ p 5 6 A ¼ I 3Ye 3ej6 ¼ 2

I 23D

pﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃ jp 5 6 j4p e 3 A; ¼ I 2Ye 3e 6 ¼ 2

First star receptor has the phase voltages p

U 1Y ¼ Z 1Y I 1Y ¼ 200ej4 V; 2p

5p

U 3Y ¼ U 1Y ej 3 ¼ 200ej12 V

2p

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and also the phase voltages of delta receptor are given by pﬃﬃﬃ 2p 4 U 12D ¼ Z 1D I 12D ¼ 375 6ejð 3 þ arctan3Þ V;

pﬃﬃﬃ 4p 4 2p U 23D ¼ U 12D ej 3 ¼ 375 6ejð 3 þ arctan3Þ

V pﬃﬃﬃ 4 2p U 31D ¼ U 12D ej 3 ¼ 375 6ejðarctan3Þ V

(a5) The overall absorbed active, reactive, apparent and complex powers by receptors and transmission lines are respectively Pabs ¼ 3Re½Z e I 211 þ 3Re Z 1y I 21y þ 3re I 211 þ 3Re½Z 2D I 212D ¼ 6000 W Qabs ¼ 3Im½Z 1 I 211 þ 3Im Z 1y I 21y þ 3Im½Z 2D I 212D ¼ 6000 VAr qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ pﬃﬃﬃ 2 Sabs ¼ 3jZ j1 I 211 þ 3jZ j1y I 21y þ 3re I 0 11 þ 3jZ j12D I 212D ¼ P2abs þ Q2abs ¼ 6000 2 VA Sabs ¼ P þ jQ ¼ 6000 þ 6000j

These powers are received from the generator whose overall complex power is Sgen ¼ E 1 I 11 þ E 2 I 21 þ E 3 I 31 ¼ 3E1 I 11 ¼ 6000 þ 6000j hence the conservation of active and reactive powers is proved h i h i Pgen ¼ Re Sgen ¼ 6000 W Pabs ; Qgen ¼ Im Sgen ¼ 6000 VAr Qabs Due to the losses in transmission lines, the active power transmission efﬁciency can be calculated as g¼

3Re½Z 1Y :I 21Y þ 3Re½Z 2D :I 212D ¼ 0:68 Pabs

Also the power factor (PF, also k or cos u) of the considered EPS is deﬁned as k ¼ cos u ¼

P ¼ 0:706 S

(b) Calculation of asymmetrical three-phase circuits by using the method of symmetrical components. In EPS two kinds of asymmetry transverse and longitudinal may occur. Transverse asymmetry occurs when an unbalanced receptor is connected to a symmetrical three-phase network. Such an unbalanced load may take the form of asymmetrical short-circuits as line-to-line, one or two line-to-earth short-circuits. Longitudinal asymmetry occurs when the phases of a transmission line contain un-equal impedances (unsymmetrical section of transmission line) or when an open-circuit occurs in one or two phases. By the elementary method of symmetrical components an asymmetrical three-phase set of currents or voltages can be decomposed into three symmetrical systems positive, negative and zero

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Fig. 1.10 Decomposition of an unsymmetrical system in three symmetrical systems

phase-sequence which are called symmetrical components [23]. Since it is based on superposition theorem the decomposition can be applied only to linear circuits. It is demonstrates that any asymmetrical three-phase system V 1 ; V 2 ; V 3 can be explained as the sum of three symmetrical systems: positive, negative and zero phase-sequences [24, 25], so V 1 ¼ V o1 þ V d1 þ V i1

ð1:20Þ

V 2 ¼ V o2 þ V d2 þ V i2 V 3 ¼ V o3 þ V d3 þ V i3 where 2p

2p

V d1 ¼ V d ; V d2 ¼ V d ej 3 ¼ a2 V d ; V d1 ¼ V d ej 3 ¼ aV d 2p

2p

V i1 ¼ V i ; V i2 ¼ V i ej 3 ¼ a V i ; V i1 ¼ V i ej 3 ¼ a2 V i V o1 ¼ V o2 ¼ V o3 ¼ V o Taking into account the relations (1.21)–(1.23), (1.21)—shown in Fig. 1.10—can be rewritten in the form V1 ¼ Vo þ Vd þ Vi

V 2 ¼ V o þ a2 V d þ a V i 2

V3 ¼ Vo þ a Vd þ a Vi

ð1:21Þ ð1:22Þ ð1:23Þ

the

decomposition

ð1:24Þ

If it is considered know the asymmetrical system V 1 ; V 2 ; V 3 , then zero ðV o Þ, positive ðV d Þ and negative-sequences ðV i Þ are calculated as

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1 V o ¼ ðV 1 þ V 2 þ V 3 Þ 3 1 V d ¼ V 1 þ a V 2 þ a2 V 3 3 1 V i ¼ V 1 þ a2 V 2 þ a V 3 3

ð1:25Þ

In order to evaluate the state of asymmetry, are deﬁned two dimensionless parameters: the coefﬁcient of dissymmetry ed ¼ VVdi , and the coefﬁcient of asym-

metry ea ¼ VVdo , where Vo , Vd , Vi are the rms values of zero, positive and negative-sequences. In real applications a system is considered symmetrical if ed and ea have values lower than 0.05. The calculation of three-phase systems operating under asymmetrical conditions can be made based on the superposition theorem: are calculated separately each symmetrical component, and ﬁnally these components gather. Example 1.2 Let us consider a balanced star receptor supplied by an asymmetrical system of phase voltages U 10 ; U 20 ; U 30 . The calculation of phase currents I 1 ; I 2 ; I 3 is made by method of symmetrical components. Asymmetrical system shown in Fig. 1.11a, is decomposed in three symmetrical systems positive (Fig. 1.11b), negative (Fig. 1.11c) and zero-sequences (Fig. 1.11d). Since the receiver is balanced, the current through the neutral wire is zero for positive and negative component, and for zero-sequence component is 3 times the

Fig. 1.11 Decomposition of the a unsymmetrical system, b positive, c negative, and d zero-sequences

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Fig. 1.12 Single phases of a positive, b negative, and c zero-sequence

phase current because the phase currents are equal. The reducing of the system to a single phase is made by using the equivalent circuit shown in Fig. 1.12: single phase of positive (Fig. 1.12a), negative (Fig. 1.12a), and zero-sequence (Fig. 1.12c). Phase voltages corresponding to each circuit are respectively U d1 ¼ Z I d1 ;

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In conclusion, the elementary method of symmetrical components comprises the following steps: (i) asymmetrical supplied voltage system is decomposed in three symmetrical components; (ii) after the equivalence of coupled inductances and of delta-star connections, are calculated the impedances of positive, negative and zero-sequences; (iii) symmetrical components of currents system are calculated by using single phase circuit and phase operator; (iv) asymmetrical currents of initial system are calculated by adding the symmetrical current components.

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State of the Art: Measurement Methods of Power Systems Parameters

In EPS systems it is important to measure its electrical characteristics [26]. In this section are described and illustrated measurement methods of voltage, current, active power and frequency. Regardless of what parameter is measured, before the actual operation is done there are some precautions to be considered: • the level of the measured parameter • the scale of the measuring apparatus In order to have a safe measuring operation, the maximum value of the measured parameter should not be higher than the maximum indication of the measuring device. If this precaution is not carefully considered, it could lead to permanent damage of the measuring instrument.

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(i) Mono-phase circuits. In mono-phase circuits, the voltage measurement consists in connecting a voltmeter at the terminals of the voltage source [27] as indicated in Fig. 1.13. Voltmeter V indicates the rms value of the voltage source. (ii) Three-phase circuits contain two types of voltages, as are described in Sect. 1.3: line voltage—that is measured between two lines of the supply system, and phase voltage—that is measured between one line and the common point. In Fig. 1.14 is shown the measurement principle of line and phase voltages. There voltmeter V1 measures the line voltage between the phases U and V, while

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Fig. 1.13 Voltage measurement in mono-phase AC circuits

Fig. 1.14 Phase and line voltage measurements

voltmeter V2 measures the phase voltage between the phases U and the common point.

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Current Measurement

The current appears in an electrical circuit when it is closed on a load. If the circuit is open, so that no load is connected to the source’s terminals, there is no current flow. The current is measured by connecting an ammeter in series with the load [28]. (i) Mono-phase circuits. In mono-phase circuits the current in measured by connecting in series an ammeter with the load. In Fig. 1.15 is indicated the procedure to measure the rms value of current across the load Z. (ii) Three-phase circuits. In three-phase circuits the current is measured in the same way as in mono-phase circuits. The measuring of the current for each phase of the circuit there will be used three ammeters, one for each circuit phases. In Fig. 1.16 the ammeters A1, A2 and A3 measure the rms values of current through the loads Z1, Z2 and Z3, respectively. If the loads are identical on all the three phases, they constitute a balanced circuit, it is enough to connect in series only one ammeter on only one phase, as the other rms values of currents are equals. This situation is displayed in Fig. 1.17.

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Fig. 1.15 Current measurement in mono-phase circuit

Fig. 1.16 Current measurement in three-phase circuit

Fig. 1.17 Current measurement for a three-phase balanced circuit

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(i) Active power measurement in mono-phase circuits can be done with the wattmeter. The wattmeter has two coils [29]: current and voltage. The voltage coil of the wattmeter is connected in parallel with the load, while the current coil is connected in series with the load, as displayed in Fig. 1.18. (ii) Active power measurement in three-phase circuits is quite similar regardless of load conﬁguration as far as procedure [30]. This consists in connecting a wattmeter in the circuit with the current coil in series with the load and with

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Fig. 1.18 Active power measurement in mono-phase circuits

Fig. 1.19 Active power measurement in three-phase circuits with neutral line load

the voltage coil in parallel with the load. The three-phase circuits have some particularities due to load conﬁgurations. If the load has a neutral line, such as star connected loads, then the power can be measured by using three wattmeters. The voltage coils of the wattmeters are connected between each phase and the neutral point of the load and voltage source [4]. The current coils are connected in series with the load on each phase, as displayed in Fig. 1.19. If the load does not have an accessible neutral point or is delta connected, in order to measure the power using three wattmeters, these are connected such as to construct an artiﬁcial neutral point for them. This situation is indicated in Fig. 1.20. Thus the active power absorbed by the load can be expressed by P ¼ P1 þ P2 þ P3

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Fig. 1.20 Power measurement in three-phase circuits without neutral line load

Fig. 1.21 Power measurement in three-phase circuits without neutral line load using two wattmeters

potential. Because of this, it is eliminated from the circuit as not being useful. The measured active power is the sum of the indications of each wattmeter, expressed as P ¼ P1 þ P2

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Fig. 1.22 Power measurement for balanced load and symmetrical source voltage with natural neutral point

Fig. 1.23 Power measurement for balanced load and symmetrical source voltage with an artiﬁcial neutral point

resistors as indicated in Fig. 1.23. The values of the additional resistors R1 and R2 are equal to the value of the resistance of the voltage circuit of the wattmeter.

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State of the Art: Standards for Power Systems Parameters

Electrical energy needed to power industrial or household electric consumers, as all the products, should satisfy same quality demands. These demands, like good PQ ensure the electrical equipment is to operate without errors and this is a responsively of the supplier [17, 31]. On the other hand, an important part of the equipment in use today, in particular electronic and computer devices generates distortion of the voltage supply in the installation, because of its non-linear characteristics, i.e. it draws a non-sinusoidal

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current with a sinusoidal supply voltage. In this case the PQ is a responsively of the electricity user. In consequence, maintaining satisfactory PQ is a joint responsibility for the supplier and the electricity user. Standard IEC 60038 distinguishes “two different voltages in electrical networks and installations” [32]: – supply voltage, which “is the line-to-line or line-to-neutral voltage at the point of common coupling (PCC), i.e. main supplying point of installation”; – utility voltage, which “is the line-to-line or line-to-neutral voltage at the plug or terminal of the electrical device”. The main document dealing with demands concerning the supplier’s side is standard EN 50160 [33] which characterize voltage parameters of electrical energy in public distribution systems. According with Standard EN 50160, “the main voltage characteristics of public distribution systems are”: Supply voltage—“the root mean square (rms) value of the voltage at a given moment at the PCC, measured over a given time interval”. Nominal voltage of the system (Un)—“the voltage by which a system is designated or identiﬁed and to which certain operating characteristics are referred”. Declared supply voltage (Uc)—“is normally the nominal voltage Un of the system. If, by agreement between the supplier and the user, a voltage different from the nominal voltage is applied to the terminal, then this voltage is the declared supply voltage Uc”. Normal operating condition—“the condition of meeting load demand, system switching and clearing faults by automatic system protection in the absence of exceptional conditions due to external influences or major events”. Voltage variation—“is an increase or decrease of voltage, due to variation of the total load of the distribution system or a part of it”. Flicker—“impression of unsteadiness of visual sensation induced by a light stimulus, the luminance or spectral distribution of which fluctuates with time”. Flicker severity—“intensity of flicker annoyance deﬁned by the UIE-IEC flicker measuring method and evaluated by the following signals”: – Short term severity (Pst) “measured over a period of ten minutes”; – Long term severity (Plt) “calculated from a sequence of 12 Pst—values over a two-hour interval, according to the following expression”:

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a short period of time”. Conventionally, the duration of a voltage dip is between “10 ms and 1 min”. The depth of a voltage dip is deﬁned as the “difference between the minimum rms voltage during the voltage dip and the declared voltage”. Supply interruption—is a condition in which “the voltage at the supply terminals is lower than 1% of the declared voltage Uc”. A supply interruption is classiﬁed as: – “prearranged in order to allow the execution of scheduled works on the distribution system, when consumers are informed in advance”; – “accidental, caused by permanent (a long interruption) or transient (a short interruption) faults, mostly related to external events, equipment failures or interference”. Temporary power frequency over-voltages—“have relatively long duration, usually of a few power frequency periods”, and originate mainly from switching operations or faults, e.g. sudden load reduction, or disconnection of short circuits. Transient over-voltages—“are oscillatory or non-oscillatory, highly damped, short over-voltages with a duration of a few milliseconds or less, originating from lightning or some switching operations”, e.g. at switch-off of an inductive current. Harmonic voltage—“a sinusoidal voltage with a frequency equal to an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency of the supply voltage”. Harmonic voltages can be evaluated: – “individually by their relative amplitude Uh related to the fundamental voltage U1”, where h is the order of the harmonic; – “globally, usually by the total harmonic distortion factor THDu”, calculated using the following expression:

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Fig. 1.24 Exempliﬁcation of a voltage dip and a short supply interruption, classiﬁed according to EN 50160; Un—nominal voltage of the supply system (rms), UA—amplitude of the supply voltage, U (rms)—the actual rms value of the supply voltage [3]

Table 1.2 Comparison of supply voltage requirements according to EN 50160 and the EMC standards EN 61000 No

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Majority: duration

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5.10.1 Minimizing the Real Losses One of important goals of optimal use of reactive power is to minimize the losses of real power in the transfer grid which in this chapter has been considered as the function of the goal of optimization problem. The rate of losses in the transfer grid can be calculated as follows [18, 20, 21]: PLoss ¼

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5.10.3 Voltage Proﬁle Indicator As voltage is one of the most important standards from the viewpoint of power quality in presenting services by the electricity companies, so that in the distribution networks, great attention has been made to study the impact of units on voltage. The optimization of voltage proﬁle in power systems is of great signiﬁcance. In the power grids, there is an effort to minimize the voltage proﬁle. In Viref calculations, 1 per-unit is considered. DVL ¼

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The single line 30-bus bar standard system is shown in Fig. 5.9. As it is obvious in Fig. 5.9 it has 6 generator buses bar. The speciﬁcations of these generator units are shown in Table 5.2. As it is clear, the limits of active power generation and cost coefﬁcients and coefﬁcients of pollution rate of each of the units have been pointed out.

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The ﬁrst method is to use the algorithm of N.R. whose results can be observed in Table 5.3. The next step is to calculate the system calculations with the smart algorithm of the second generation of genetics with non-dominated sorting. In this scenario, it is assumed that no wind power plant is placed in the grid and we have no limitation on this case and the problem is deﬁned inform of a three-target problem to reduce the losses, voltage proﬁle and voltage durability. It is clear that the reading of the problem in this state has three dimensions. With the implementation of algorithm of the best reading in the tridimensional space, they have formed a curve which totally none of the spots have a priority over the other one and the selection of the best response is done merely based on the indicators of losses, voltage proﬁle and voltage durability and their preference is made with the employment of algorithm system. Here it is worth pointing that from the viewpoint of Pareto superiority, the extreme points of Pareto front in fact is the optimal solution to the optimization issue, when each of the objectives are studied exclusively. So, considering this issue, it is possible to study the quality of responses resulting from the suggested algorithm can be studied during the analysis of responses. Figure 5.10 shows the set of optimal Pareto. After optimization, it is observed that the best reading of the last repetition of Algorithm has N-member which none of them has priority over the other one. The lack of existing continuity is due to the disrupted nature of optimization process. The resulting optimal point based on algorithm output is a suggestion. The best responses which optimize each of the three objectives in this state exclusively are displayed in Table 5.4. The next step is to calculate the system with the smart algorithm of the second generation of genetics with the non-dominated sorting with the assumption of the presence of wind power plants with 10 MW active powers with power coefﬁcient of 0.9.

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Fig. 5.10 Curves of the ﬁrst Pareto front without wind turbine

Table 5.4 Results without wind turbine Method

Best loss

Best voltage deviation

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Loss Voltage deviation Voltage stability

1.5198 0.5392 0.0486

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In this scenario, it is assumed that one power plant has been placed in the grid and the capacity generation limit of 10 MW active powers with power coefﬁcient of 0.9 and the goal is to improve the reactive power. The problem is deﬁned in for of a three-target problem to reduce the losses, voltage proﬁle and voltage durability. It is clear that the reading of the problem in this state is three dimensional. With the implementation of the best algorithm of reading in tridimensional space, they have formed a curve which totally none of the points is preferred to the others and the selection of the most suitable response is merely done based on the indicators of loss indictors, voltage proﬁle and voltage durability and their preference is done by employing the algorithm system. Figure 5.11 shows the optimal Pareto of this system. After optimization, it is observed that the best reading of the last repetition of Algorithm has N member and none of them has priority over the others. The resulting optimal point based on algorithm output is a proposal. The best response which optimizes exclusively each of the three objectives put forth in this state is displayed in Table 5.5.

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Fig. 5.11 Curves of the ﬁrst Pareto front with wind turbine

Table 5.5 Results with wind turbine Method

Best loss

Best voltage deviation

Best voltage stability

Loss Voltage deviation Voltage stability

1.4503 0.5167 0.0709

1.7768 9.7316e–05 0.0447

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Comparing the results, it is clearly learned that the presence of wind power plant is effective in improving the reactive power in the grid.

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Conclusion

The role of wind power plant in today’s environmental and energy dependable development is so crucial. Lots of studying and researches have been performed on wind power technologies and numbers of wind farm have been utilized around the world. The performance of overall wind power plant depends on the subsystem such as reactive power compensation and energy storage to maintain stability. However, with the increasing capacity of the wind power plant the cost and beneﬁt of these subsystems became unfeasible. By increasing the wind farm capacity the cost for reactive power and energy storage increases. In future works, it could be feasible to test wind power plant using combined capacitor and reactive power compensation which could low the cost. The overall development of these subsystems in wind power plant depends on their cost.

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It is also concluded that a DFIG is a wound-rotor doubly-fed electric machine (similar to a Synchronous generator), and as its rotor circuit is controlled by a power electronics converter, the induction generator is able to control import and export reactive power. The control of the rotor voltages and currents enables the induction machine to remain Synchronized with the grid while the wind turbine speed varies. A variable speed wind turbine compared to a ﬁxed speed wind turbine utilizes the available wind resource more efﬁciently, especially during light wind conditions. The converter cost is not as high as other variable speed solutions because only a fraction of the Mechanical Power is fed to the grid through the converter, the rest being fed to grid directly from the stator. The mechanical efﬁciency in a wind turbine is dependent of the power co-efﬁcient. The power co-efﬁcient of a rotating wind turbine is given by the pitch angle and the tip speed ratio. Adjustable speed will improved the system efﬁciency since the turbine speed can be adjusted as a function of wind speed to maximize output power. Performing simulations and by looking through real experiments it can be concluded that the wind turbine unit utilizing double fed induction generator is an important and effective tool from the voltage regulation point of view. So it plays a signiﬁcant role in supplying the reactive power of the network.

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Chapter 6

Reactive Power Control and Voltage Stability in Power Systems Mariana Iorgulescu and Doru Ursu

Abstract Reactive power control is sometimes the best way to enhance power quality and voltage stability. In the ﬁrst part of chapter we describe the reactive power flow impact in the system starting from the deﬁnitions of power components and presentation of the electrical equipment that produces or absorbs the reactive power. Then we present the reactive power control and the relations between voltage stability and reactive power. The third part of chapter contains reactive power control methods for voltage stability. In the end of chapter we present the management of voltage control based on case studies.

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It is known that the energy system is a great system, complex and continuous change. The electro-energetically system is a system made up of an ensemble of interconnected sub-systems. These sub-systems consist of generators, transformers, electric lines and many types of consumers, those that actually constitute the load of this system [1, 2]. Every moment of time the system operates in and out of its elements causes changes in system parameters. The quality of electricity delivered to consumers is a very important requirement in the power system operation. For every moment in time, for a system with a stable functioning, there must be a very good balance between the quantity of energy produced by hydro-generators, turbo-generators, nuclear reactors and the energy consumed by the loads at a certain moment. For an optimal functioning of the system and for reducing the energy losses in the system, it is necessary to lower the reactive power circulation [2]. M. Iorgulescu (&) Faculty of Electronics, Communications and Computers, University of Pitesti, Pitesti, Romania e-mail: [emailprotected] D. Ursu CEZ Distribute, Craiova, Romania e-mail: [emailprotected] © Springer International Publishing AG 2017 N. Mahdavi Tabatabaei et al. (eds.), Reactive Power Control in AC Power Systems, Power Systems, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-51118-4_6

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Due to a permanent need for consuming electric energy, on the one hand, and the rise in the prices of the classic fuels, on the other, new sources of renewable energy have been developed [3, 4]. Their placement has led to the appearance of the problems related to the instability of the system and of the voltage in its nodes. The voltage stability is intimately related to the reactive power control, achieved by means of series capacitors, synchronous condensers, and the modern static compensator. Another extremely important problem in the energetic system is the quality of the delivered electric energy as it conditions the proper functioning of the electro-energetic system and of its consumers. Power quality parameters are: • • • • •

Voltage supply; Frequency; Total harmonic distortion of the voltage wave; Symmetry phase voltage system; Continuity of supply.

Voltage stability and frequency stability have lately become became the two important electric power quality parameters in the functioning of the power system. Equally important is the knowledge of how the power system elements that can cause system instability function. The voltage is a parameter of the electric energy which is different in the energy system nodes. This parameter depends on the values of the impedance of the elements which are in the network or exit the system and, implicitly, on the voltage drops on these impedances. Maintaining the imposed voltage level in a network node constitutes a problem of the area corresponding to that node and can be achieved by different means of adjusting the voltage. The ways the voltage can be adjusted in the power system is the focus of the specialists in the ﬁeld of electric energy. The voltage stability within the nodes of the system is very important in coordinating and operating the system. Problems related to the voltage instability led to the fall of energy systems in countries like Japan in July 1987, on August 14th 2003 in US and Canada, on September 23rd 2003 in eastern Denmark and southern Sweden and days later in Italy and Central Europe following the cascade outage [5]. Considering the possibility of such blackouts appearing in energy systems, artiﬁcial intelligence based systems have been developed and tested, aimed at helping the adjustment of voltage and, implicitly, the system’s stable functioning [6]. Such an example of information system was called STABTEN and it was developed and tested by using the CIGRES 32 scheme [7]. The method of using such a device for controlling voltage in an energy system pilot, electronic device which is called ASVR—Automatic Secondary Voltage Regulation—as it is presented in the ﬁnal of the chapter, is a successfully used method for adjusting voltage by means of optimal reactive power control.

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In order to study the reactive power impact in the system, it is important to start with the term—power—in the electrical system it refers to the energy-related quantities flowing in the transport and distribution network. The instantaneous power is the product of voltage and current with the following equation: pðtÞ ¼ uðtÞiðtÞ

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Reactive power—Q represents a part of apparent power—S. Reactive power is in opposition with active power—P. Reactive power is necessary to maintain voltage and to distribute active power through transmission lines. In this way different loads that use reactive power to convert the received power in mechanical, illumination and others will be in use. In case the presence of reactive power is under the acceptable level the voltage cracks down. The system can become unstable because the loads do not receive necessary power through the transmission line. It is important to study reactive power flow in system because some equipment depends on these few factors can absorb or produce this type of power. Depending on the phase angle between current and voltage, the electrical equipment will consume an amount of reactive power. In power system there are types of electrical equipment of the system that producing or absorbing reactive power, such as [10]:

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• Synchronous machines are electrical machines with three operating conditions: motor, generator and condenser. In generator mode the electrical machines depending on the excitation level can generate or absorb reactive power together with active power. When the machine is overexcited it supplies reactive power, and when is under excited it absorbs reactive power. • Loads are in a great number in the power system. The number of loads, their characteristics or power are dependent on the time of day, season or weather. In rated state every load absorbs active power and reactive power both leading to voltage variations. Some loads operate with low power factor (can be indeed 0.6), with important losses of active power in transmission network. In this case is mandatory for industrial consumers to improve the load power factor by natural means ﬁrst and specialized devices second. • Transmission lines are parts of the transport and distribution system. Across the lines the voltage and current parameters change in every moment, proving the series and shunt parameters. Based on equivalent circuit it is settled that a transmission line is characterized by the following circuit parameters: – longitudinal or series parameters: resistance R and reactance X; – and transversal or shunt parameters: conductance G and susceptance B. Symbols of the parameters indicate their per-kilometer values. Depending on the load current lines absorb or supply reactive power. In case of loads below the natural load, the lines produce net reactive power, if the opposite situation applies, at loads above natural load, the lines absorb reactive power. The reactive power is given by [1]: Q½VAr ¼ U 2 ½VB½Siemens=km

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All parameters of the line are signiﬁcantly different functions of the conductor size, material, spacing, height above ground, and temperature. • The distribution network is built sometimes in underground cables. These cables are always loaded below their natural loads. The series parameters— especially reactance is lower but shunt parameter—capacitance is higher, affects by charging reactive power under all operating conditions. Based on these, it is very important to design the line with the proper length in order to respect the cable thermal capability. Reactive power flow in electrical network has a negative impact on the power system. In practice almost always the specialists work to reduce the level of reactive power in order to improve the system efﬁciency. Effects of the reactive power flow in network are: • active power losses increase. In reactive power presence this losses will be: DP ¼ DPa þ DPr

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• equipment oversize that increase the installation’s cost. It is known that the equipment’s proportion is according to: Sn ¼ Pn = cos un

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Reactive power control is fulﬁlled according to reactive power variations. In steady state of electrical network the voltage is a parameter variable in time and space. Voltage variation in space is given by the different voltage nodes induced by the drops in voltage. These drops in voltage are brought by active and reactive power flow in electrical networks and power transformers. Considering a power transformer or an electrical network with the following single phase equivalent diagram, Fig. 6.1—longitudinal impedance with equation [8, 9]: Z ¼ R þ jX Fig. 6.1 Single phase equivalent circuit

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It establishes the complex drop in voltage with two components: – a longitudinal component DU, regularly named drop in voltage, with the equation:

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– modiﬁcation of the network topology, longitudinal impedance and transversal admittance. This change is imposed by the necessity for optimizing the technical indicators of loaded transmission lines. As a result, in one node of the network the voltage is variable in time U(t). Voltage variation in time in the node is named voltage deviation, measured as per cent at one moment in time, with the equation: DU ðtÞ ¼

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These voltage variations can be hard growing or fast. Hard growing variations appear as a consequence of a flawed control or overloaded electric network. This variation can be automatically controlled through regulators. The regulators send an impulse to beakers in order to introduce the compensation equipment into the circuit, such as synchronous compensators, bank of capacitors or transversal coil. Fast growing of reactive power can be controlled automatically trough regulators with static commutation (GTO) in order to introduce quickly compensation equipment in the circuit. Synchronous machines, bank of capacitors, GTO and various types of other equipment are used to maintain voltages throughout the transmission system. Injecting reactive power in the system increases voltages, and absorbing reactive power decreases voltages.

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The voltage is one parameter that fluctuates in time due to the modiﬁcation of the total power absorbed by the receptor, together with operating speciﬁcation of the power system (revisions, failures, etc.). Also, the voltage fluctuates in dimension because of lost voltage in network leads to different values of voltage in different nodes. Level of voltage is indissolubly linked to a stable operating of the power system. Also the voltage adjustment is interrelated with the reactive power control possibilities. Reactive power control methods for voltage stability are presented in the next section.

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The voltage adjustment by reactive power flow control can be continuous, used like a primary means of voltage regulation, or discrete used like a secondary means of adjustment. The principle of voltage regulation by reactive power flow adjustment can be illustrated in Fig. 6.3. In Fig. 6.3, k is the installation of reactive power compensation linked to consumer bus, producing Qk reactive power. In this case reactive power transmitted on the line decreases to (Q2–Qk) value. As a consequence, dropping voltage decreases and the voltage value increases. In another case, with the k installation absorbing reactive power, having inductive consumer operating, dropping voltage increases and U2 decreases. The conclusion of this paragraph is that by modifying the reactive power, we can control voltage on consumer bus. This type of control is based on the reactive power sources of the power system (generators, synchronous compensators, capacitors). The same role is played by the coil mounted in the high voltage electrical network. These are consumers of reactive power. In the next section there are presented characteristics of important voltage control means: generators, condensers and inductors. Generators: The main function of electric-power generators is to convert different type of energy into electric power. The generators have signiﬁcant control on their terminal voltage and reactive power output. This can produce or absorb reactive power depending on the magnetizing current value. The increasing of the magnetic ﬁeld in the synchronous machine implies the raising of generator’s terminal voltage in order to produced reactive power. The magnetic ﬁeld increasing requires current increasing in the rotating ﬁeld winding. Absorption of reactive power is limited by the magnetic-flux design in the stator, which leads to over-heating of the stator-end iron. It is known that in every electrical machine there are the core-end heating limits [10]. Synchronous Compensators are synchronous motors used sometimes to provide dynamic voltage support to the power system as they provide mechanical

Fig. 6.3 Reactive power compensation on consumer bus

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Fig. 6.4 Reactive power variation versus magnetizing current

power to their load. In some power plants the hydro units are designed to permit the generator to function without its mechanical power source simply to provide the reactive power capability to the power system [10]. These hydro units work as a compensators when the active power generation is not necessary, Fig. 6.4. For a magnetizing current value Ie0,produced reactive power is zero. In case Ie [ Ie0 the synchronous condenser operates overexcited, with power factor capacitive conveying in electric network reactive power. When Ie \Ie0 the synchronous condenser operates under excited, with power factor inductive absorbing from electric network reactive power. Proportion of maximum reactive power s absorbed Qsb k and produced power Qk it is a very important characteristic of the condenser operation. Advantages of using synchronous condenser are: – operating possibilities as reactive power generator or consumer; – continuous regulation of produced or absorbed reactive power by magnetization current; – contribution to the system stability, with auto-regulation effect, once the decrease of voltage leads to an increase in reactive power supplied. A disadvantage can be the limited applicability of synchronous condensers on a large scale. The disadvantage is due to the consumption of active power around 3% of machine’s reactive power rating, or operating expenses. Capacitors are passive devices that generate reactive power, with some advantages: – signiﬁcant real-power losses around 2–3% from the rated power; – low operating expense; – possibility to space out payment of investment by gradually developing the capacitor bank with new elements. Capacitor banks are composed of individual capacitor connected in series and/or parallel in order to obtain the desired capacitor-bank voltage and capacity rating

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Fig. 6.5 a Star connection of bank-capacitor, b triangle connection

[10], Fig. 6.5 [13]. Banks capacitor are discrete devices but they are often conﬁgured with several steps to provide a limited amount of variable control, and are spread in small power [10]. Produced reactive power is given by Qk ¼ mxCU 2 ½MVar

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where – U—network voltage, in kV; – C—bank capacity, in F; – m—coefﬁcient with value 1 in star connection and 3 in triangle connection. The output of capacitors is proportional to U2. In fact this effect is bad in voltage control and in operating conditions of the system, also. To avoid this, the bank capacitors should be input by autotransformer. Inductors are passive devices that absorb reactive power. The inductors are shunt connected to high voltage transmission lines or to the tertiary autotransformer’s winding with purpose to absorb capacitive power generate by these lines in low load operation. In this case there were reduced possibilities to have in the system overvoltage produced by capacitive currents flow. Inductors are built in three phases or formed with three single phases. Frequently the principle of reactive power control consists in modifying the number of inductors in shunt connection. Static VAR Compensators (SVCs) By combining the banks capacitor with inductors we will obtain static VAR compensators. These compensators can be designed to absorb or produce reactive power. These devices have an operating principle like a synchronous condenser, the reactive power can be controlled continuously or step by step. In order to adjust in the continuous mode the power of installation is used for inductor’s control a bias

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Fig. 6.6 STATCOM schematic diagram [16]

winding or thyristors control scheme. This control is very useful for the receivers, whose operations produce power surges in the electrical network. Static Synchronous Compensators (STATCOMs) The STATCOM (STATic synchronous COMpensator) is a shunt-connected reactive compensation equipment which generates and absorbs reactive power. Its output can be varied so as to maintain control of the power system speciﬁc parameters [14–16, 19]. The STATCOM belongs to the family of devices known as flexible AC transmission system (FACTS). The schematic diagram is presented in Fig. 6.6. STATCOMs give the power system the following advantages: – using capacitors and inductors combined with fast switches, ﬁnally, STATCOM uses power electronics to synthesize the reactive power output [10]. – output capability is commonly symmetrical, providing as much capability for production as absorption [10]. – controls are designed to provide a fast and effective voltage control – STATCOMs capacity is not affected by degraded voltage. – STATCOMs are current limited so their MVAr capability responds linearly to voltage, increasing STATCOMs’ usefulness in preventing voltage collapse [10]. The voltage control in the medium voltage network can be made using a system called by its developers UPQC (Uniﬁed Power Quality Conditioner), Fig. 6.7 [17]. It has the role of compensating the voltage variations and of ensuring the user’s clamps receive a set voltage, practically constant. This installation was tested within the medium voltage network which a photo-voltaic plant was connected to. The installation has the role of correcting the ir electric current loop absorbed by the user as the parallel converter introduces a if current with such a synthesized form

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Fig. 6.7 Electrical network conditioner UPQC [17]

that the ir electric current to be sinusoidal. The Uf voltage introduced in series with the network voltage by the serial converter maintains a constant value of the user supply voltage.

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This process of voltage adjustment involves changes in electrical network parameters, either by connecting or disconnecting circuits operating in parallel, or by compensating the inductive reactance power lines. Some parts of the electrical network are built in parallel connection—two or three circuits, transmission lines or power transformers connected in parallel [8]. One of these can be activated or also stopped from operating, can modify longitudinal parameters (impedance) of network, leading to change voltage in consumption nodes. In the analyzed Fig. 6.8 under the minimum load operating conditions or empty load voltage U2 consumer bars may increase above the rated value. Disconnecting a circuit power line or a transformer in the network increase the longitudinal impedance of the circuit and voltage drop, respectively, so that the voltage level can lower the U2 consumer bars.

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Fig. 6.9 Capacitor mounted in cascade on transmissions line

Fig. 6.10 Single phase equivalent circuit of compensated electrical network

In practice, disconnecting transformers operating in parallel, with voltage control purpose in low load operating case is a measure recommended in terms of reducing power losses and active energy in electricity network. Because the power transformer is a component of the electrical networks that presents a high level of safety in operation, it is generally accepted to operate transformer stations with a single transformer. Regarding take off transmission lines, it is important to know that these are less reliable in operation and in practice, it is not recommended to disconnect transmission line circuits to control voltage in electrical networks. Another procedure used for voltage control is used cascade circuit compensation of an electrical network by inductive reactance. This is accomplished by the capacitors mounted in cascade with reactance, Fig. 6.9, obtaining a reduction longitudinal reactance of the line and thus a decrease of voltage drops. In Fig. 6.10 there is represented a single phase equivalent circuit of a compensated electrical network XL ¼ xL

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Based on the capacitive reactance’s value there are the following situations: – under-compensated line, when XC \XL ; – total compensated line, when XC ¼ XL ; – over compensated line, when XC [ XL . Longitudinal compensation with banks capacitor series connected with long lines of electricity transmission is done in order to increase the transport capacity of these lines and limits of stable operation of the power system. To control voltage from a practical standpoint, series compensation with banks capacitor is important for the medium voltage lines in the following cases: – overhead lines relatively long, slow voltage variations reduction to consumers; – electrical lines feed to consumers that produce shock load in the network, in order to reduce shock occurring in the voltage corresponding to power supply. On the other hand, it must be known that the compensation process causes some negative phenomenon: ferro-resonance, under-synchronous resonance or oscillation of the synchronous machines. For limiting them a research to develop possibilities and removing their appearance is required. Measures that can be taken to avoid these are: – restrict the compensation to between 1.5 and 2; – using series or parallel resistors with banks capacitors. Another drawback of the procedure- series bank capacitors for compensation of the inductive reactance of the power lines is the increase of the short-circuit current, symmetrical and non-symmetrical. The capacitors are protected by special circuits in the short circuit case within power system. This method is used in heavy growing and fast variation of reactive power in the system.

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The importance of voltage control in electrical network nodes is to change the level of voltage in admissible in them. This process seems to be the most natural, but it will not remove the cause of voltage fluctuations causing variations reactive loads transiting through electric transmission elements and distribution network. This voltage control method consists in injection of supplementary voltage in order to compensate longitudinal component of lost voltage. The injection voltage is realized by autotransformers or power transformer equipped with adjuster under longitudinal load or transversal. Often are used in power system voltage control by the automat voltage regulator.

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Base on introducing additional voltage in an electrical network, there are the following types of control methods [18]: • longitudinal adjustment, which is intended to compensate the longitudinal component of drop in voltage. Additional being introduced in phase with the line voltage at that point; • transverse adjustment when additional voltage is in with quadrature voltage network at that point, and serves mainly to modify the power flow in the mesh network topology; • adjustable long-transverse, when the longitudinal adjustment is used to adjust the transverse correlated. In terms of structural and functional features of the used means to introduce additional voltage, there are to be distinguished two types of control: – direct control, which is performed using power transformers and autotransformers ﬁtted with sockets for adjusting the working windings, as well as with devices for switching them in the presence or absence of load; – indirect control, which is performed by means of special transformers and special autotransformer-overvoltage transformer. These constitute complexes devices that can be associated to regulating power transformers non-adjustable or can be used separately. These also include the regulators induction.

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Base of voltage adjustment consists of generating units by using their capability to absorb and debit reactive power (to modify the magnetization current and implicit electromotive force linked by synchronous reactance), within diagram P-Q available. For basic voltage control use the following devices: – – – –

Synchronous condenser; Synchronous generators operating in thermo and hydro plants; Wind power plants; Photovoltaic power plants.

All other means of voltage control, maintained by the consumers/network operators have a secondary role regardless of their number and capability and they come in support of the generating sets without replacing the ﬁrst. These are: – – – –

Banks capacitors; Inductors; Control by power transformer sockets; Connect/disconnect of electrical lines transmission.

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1. Q–V voltage regulation approach in the pilot node using an automatic voltage control (ASVR—Automatic Secondary Voltage Regulation) developed in Romania The goal is to maintain the required voltage in the pilot node within the desired voltage domain. ASVR equipment consists of an independent regulator working on the principle of regulatory with negative feedback response. ASVR are placed in the power plant or electrical station, and the desired voltage it is received by the voltage domain that must keep it in pilot node. ASVR = Automatic Secondary Voltage Regulation in pilot node of 400 kV— automation which controls the voltage in the 400 kV pilot node from a transformation station. Further on we will refer to such a system associated to a wind plant, but this system can be used for any kind of plant, photo-voltaic, for example. The wind plants management system—which is capable of controlling in real time depending on the imposed voltage level, meaning the decrease of increase of produced reactive power, by controlling the voltage in the medium voltage network (MT) and in the 110 kV, through the modiﬁcation of the plots at the transformers (power transformer 110/MT from the power transformer transformation stations and power transformer 400/110 kV from the system station), according to the set voltage value from the 400 kV pilot node, but also to the park’s reactive power availability at that moment, increasing or decreasing the transit of active energy from the wind park, if the adjustment analysis takes into consideration the electric scheme from Fig. 6.11. The automatic installation for the secondary adjustment of the ASVR voltage is destined to the voltage adjustment at the 400 kV level in the 400/110/MT station, as the reference is given the voltage value on the station’s 400 kV bars. Thus, in order to achieve this objective, there are used both the wind generator capacity to produce/consume reactive power, but also switching the plots of the MT/110 kV transformers and the 400/110/MT transformers. The primary adjustment loop U–Q of the wind generator group has as reference the value of the voltage on the 110 kV bars so that the reactive power variation of the generators would follow the variation of this voltage, which, in turn—according to the ASVR logic—is proportional to the voltage variation on the 400 kV bars. Additionally, in order to extend the adjustment band, under the conditions of maintaining the inferior voltage of 110 kV, MT and 0.5 kV within the admitted limits, there are used the voltage regulators of the MT/110 kV transformers, respectively the 400/110/MT which act on the plot switches at the ASVR command. From a practical standpoint, compared to the initial (primary) function of adjusting the voltage to the 110 kV through the variation of the wind generators

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reactive power, the ASVR installation is designed to perform the following supplementary functions: • The voltage adjustment by modifying the reactive energy produced by the wind generators from the wind power plants by means of the command-control system WFMS, having as reference the voltage at the level of 400 kV bars; • automatic switching of 400/110/MT transformer plots from the 400 kV station; • automatic switching of MT/110 kV transformer plots from all stations corresponding to the plant; • coordinating the three preious functions. • observing the condition to maintain the voltage levels inferior to 400 kV (meaning 110 kV, MT and 0.4 kV) within the admitted limits. • ASVR is composed of three adjustment loops, as follows: • adjustment loop voltage 400 kV; • adjustment loop voltage 110 kV; • adjustment loop voltage MT. The three adjustment loops function simultaneously, as they coordinated by the ASVR logic. Not including one of the loops in the ASVR scheme implies the ASVR functioning without the adjustment system corresponding to that loop (for example, not including the Mt adjustment loop determines the ASVR functioning without the MT/110 kV plot switching).

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Fig. 6.12 ASVR integration in electrical network

The coordinating function of the three adjustment loops leads to a hierarchy of their actions, so that the adjustment process records the following hierarchy (priority): 1. loading/unloading with reactive energy the wind generator ensemble from the electric plant; 2. plot switching at the MT/110 kV transformers of the producer (from the plant stations); 3. plot switching at the 400/110/MT transformers from the 400/110 kV where the pilot node is considered. The adjustment loop ensemble which ASVR consists of is schematically presented in Fig. 6.12. Release period/start: The interval between two control interventions are usually set on 18 20 s. Also every deviation must be eliminated by occurred adjusting 120 s of its release.

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• The ASVR will command the power transformers 400/110 kV on the basis of criterion of minimal voltage difference between the sockets; • In case of increase voltage 110 kV will be used by the transformer with the socket on lower voltage; • When voltage decreases 110 kV the transformer is used with socket to the higher voltage; • The criterion of reactive power transfer will be applied in voltage equality between the sockets. 2. Q–V voltage control in wind power plant, with imposed Q We have a wind power plant to which a ASVR is used in order to maintain voltage in the 110 kV, the consign the plant receives being of reactive power Qabs or debited Q, according to the ‘scale’ chart from Fig. 6.13 and the adjustment itself consists in loading/unloading the wind generator group from the wind plant with reactive energy. In the diagram presented in Fig. 6.13, imposed Q, as follows ASVR, Q absorbed or Q produced to be as close to the preset value. These values are indicated by Q measured which falls or how much it increases depending on the preset value Q. Also voltage of 110 kV aims at absorbing or dispensing Q, dropping respectively U with an increase for which we have in view the achievement of a certain preset Q. Acquisition and execution of preset reactive power provided by ASVR controllers will be using the entire reactive power reserves that actions wind power plant, including the existing compensation means to them. In case P = 0 for a wind plant will provide for the adjustment Q = 0 or Q 6¼ 0, and the controller must know the limits of maximum and minimum reactive power that wind plant led so it can provide active power when it’s generated or not.

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3. Q–V voltage control in photovoltaic power plant, with imposed U We have a wind power plant to which a ASVR is used in order to maintain voltage in the 110 kV, the consign the plant receives being of voltage adjustment U, according to the ‘scale’ chart from Fig. 6.13 and the adjustment itself consists in the three loops’ coordinated functioning, thus leading to a hierarchy of their actions so that the adjustment process can be performed. In the diagram, in Fig. 6.14 can be seen as an imposed voltage, ASVR follows that voltage 110 kV to be as close to the preset value. These values are indicated by measured voltage that goes up and down depending on the value of voltage. Also instruction for reactive power Q is produced or absorbed in order to increase, decrease voltage respectively, as we have in mind to reaching any preset voltage. According to the short-circuit on bar power at the voltage level for which the voltage is aimed to be adjusted, there are the results ∆Q/∆U [MVAr/kV] for the voltage level we want to maintain, meaning, for example, that, at a variation of 2 kV we approximate ±16 MVAr (Fig. 6.14), respectively at a de ±8 MVAr variation, as the voltage varies with ±1 kV/8MVAr (the mentioned values are just for exempliﬁcation, as they depend on the voltage level where the adjustment is made). The dU/dT value shows the response speed, the decrease/increase of voltage in a minute, indicating the system’s capability to reach the values for U consign, according to the voltage rise.

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The wide development of renewable energy sources connected to the high medium voltage lines imposed the development of speciﬁc solutions for the voltage control in the point where these sources connect or in their vicinity. Today’s energy systems are facing the problem that, in some areas of the system there are is an exceeding production, while in other areas the production is lower, while energy is transited from the sources in order to balance the consumption. All these occur as result of the way the plants are located, as they, for different reasons, chosen for other criteria than the optimal location and, considering the degree to which the network in loaded, the power is transited to a consumption node which can be, in some situations, very far from the source, this leading to a decrease in the area’s level of voltage. The phenomenon can also appear in reverse, meaning an increase in voltage, in the situations when the plant connection is made in nodes with reduced short-circuit power, thus appearing the limitation of the power debited by the plant in accordance with the voltage maximally admitted at the ﬁnal consumers, especially in the cases of plants recorded at the MT lines. For these reasons, it is important to control the voltage level, and this is why one must always analyze solutions to maintain the voltage within the limits which are adequate for the user’s system. For the transport network, one of the solutions is the ASVR system which maintains the voltage in pilot node chosen in the system, compensating the voltage variations in the system, with the three presented adjustment loops, thus using two of the adjustment methods, the reactive energy absorption and debit and the longitudinal and long-transversal voltage adjustment in the transformers by using the plots. The ASVR can be also used in the distribution network, with less control loops, two or even one. Considering the voltage variation at the ﬁnal user clamps, from each voltage level from the system, depends in each moment on production, consumption, network loading, using an automated voltage regulator for that voltage level allow for the necessary conditions of ensuring the quality of the energy from the network and, consequently, for all users.

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Compensation and Reactive Power Optimization in AC Power Systems

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Optimal Reactive Power Control to Improve Stability of Voltage in Power Systems Ali Ghasemi Marzbali, Milad Gheydi, Hossein Samadyar, Ruhollah Hoseyni Fashami, Mohammad Eslami and Mohammad Javad Golkar

Abstract The current power systems have works near to the marginal voltage stability due to the market performance as well as their weightier operation loadings along with consideration of environmental constraints of transmission as well as generation capacity enlargement. In other words, at the present time wind power has conﬁrmed to be one of the most efﬁcient and competitive renewable resources and therefore, its use is indeed continually growing. Little wind power inﬁltration planes are generally contained in the current grid networks in view of that it is passively controlled and operated. On the other hand, this statement is no more suitable for immediately after the wind power energy inﬁltration commences

A. Ghasemi Marzbali (&) Technical Engineering Department, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] M. Gheydi H. Samadyar Young Researchers and Elites club, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] H. Samadyar e-mail: [emailprotected] R.H. Fashami Electrical Engineering Department, Damavand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] M. Eslami Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nikshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan Branch, Nikshahr, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] M.J. Golkar Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Zahedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zahedan, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] © Springer International Publishing AG 2017 N. Mahdavi Tabatabaei et al. (eds.), Reactive Power Control in AC Power Systems, Power Systems, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-51118-4_7

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growing, a broad scope of scientiﬁc issues can come out, namely: voltage rise, bi-directional power flow, improved power quality issues as well as distorted voltage stability. The additional improvement of electricity construction from renewable resources in a trustworthy as well as consistent system performance is driving transmission as well as distribution control utilizers to employ novel working models that are not presently extant. A serious subject of the demanding status described in the foregoing is the reactive power managing that involves the planning as well as operation deeds that are asked for to be executed to get better voltage proﬁle as well as stability in the power networks. For this reason, voltage stability is a major issue of current power systems. It signiﬁes the capableness of a power system to keep voltage when the required load is boosted. Researches about this kind of instability fact proceed with its control as well as evaluation. The ﬁrst one designates if a power system runs in the safe operational area, while the second one will carry out essential control actions if a power system gets close to unsafe operational zone. Diverse approaches put forth in the chapter deal with offline and online purposes. The center of attention of this chapter is the second part; it means control of voltage stability. Three major methods have been utilized for voltage stability which are reactive power management, load shedding and active power re-dispatch. Reactive power management signiﬁes the ways designating the place of novel VAR sources and/or settings of the VAR sources that are installed currently and the settings of facilities including on-load tap changers (OLTCs). Reactive power sources ordinarily consist of synchronous generators/condensers, reactor/capacitor banks, as well as flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) controllers. It can be classiﬁed into two subjects as reactive source programming as well as reactive power dispatch. For reactive programming, the concerned temporal duration is the coming few months or years, and besides considering the optimum milieu of facilities that are installed currently, installation of novel reactive power sources is contemplated. It is performed in offline and online ways. The main purposes of offline reactive dispatch can be found in the duration of the coming few days or weeks, while, another model is carried out in the coming few minutes or hours. Opposing the reactive planning, both online and offline reactive power dispatches only designate the optimum settings of extant facilities. Optimal reactive power flow (ORPF) which is a speciﬁc instance of the optimal power flow (OPF) issue is an utterly signiﬁcant instrument with regard to assured and gainful utilization of power systems. The OPF’s control parameters have a proximate connection with the reactive power flow, including shunt capacitors/reactors, voltage magnitudes of generator buses, output of static reactive power compensators, transformer tap-settings. In the ORPF problem, the transmission power falloff is brought to a minimum and the voltage proﬁle is modiﬁed and the operating and physical constraints are satisﬁed. Note that shunt capacitors/reactors and tap-settings of transformers are discrete variables while and except other variables are continuous. Hence, the reactive power dispatch issue is nonlinear, non-convex has equality and inequality limitations and has discrete and continuous variables.

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By the elevated exploitation as well as loading of the grid transmission system and besides because of reﬁned enhanced operating conditions the issue of voltage stability and voltage collapse draws increasing consideration. A voltage drop could be taken in the power systems or subsystems and could emerge very suddenly [1]. Constant controlling of the system status is hence necessary. The reason of the 1977 New York blackout has been substantiated to be the reactive power issue. The 1987 Tokyo blackout was accepted to be because of reactive power deﬁcit as well as a voltage drop at peak load in summer. These facts have strongly shown that reactive power play an important role in the security of power systems as view of voltage stability. An appropriate compensation of system voltage proﬁles will improve the system securities in the operation and will decrease system losses [2]. The essential purpose of voltage regulation in the distribution system performance is to maintain the status voltage in the power system steady in the suitable scope. The desirable voltages could be acquired by either directly manipulating the voltage or reactive power flow which in its own right will influence the voltage collapse. The reactive tools usually employed for the voltage and reactive power control are on-load tap-changer (OLTC) transformers, steps voltage regulator and switched shunt capacitors [3, 4]. Such reactive tools are generally utilized on the basis of a presumption that power runs in just one direction and the voltage diminishes along the feeder, from the substation to the remote end. An OLTC transformer is a transformer with automatically changeable taps. The OLTC is a section of most of HV/MV substation transformers [5]. A shunt capacitor produces reactive power to make up for the reactive power demand and hence increases the voltage. Shunt capacitors could be installed in the substation (hereinafter referred to as substation capacitors) or along the feeder (hereinafter referred to as feeder capacitors). A steps voltage regulator is an autotransformer with automatically adjustable taps that is ordinarily installed when the feeder is too long in such a manner which voltage regulation with OLTC and shunt capacitors is not enough. Voltage and reactive power control entails suitable coordination between the extant voltage and reactive power control equipment [6]. Many distribution network operators (DNOs) control these equipment locally via use of customary controllers to keep the voltages in the distribution system about approved range while bring to a minimum the voltage collapse and power falloffs. Various techniques have been presented in order to get better voltage and reactive power control in the distribution system for programming and operation stages. Within this time, many scholars have presented the trouble of voltage and reactive power control in distribution power systems through concentrating on automated distribution power system, with off-line setting control or real time control. The offline setting control intends to explore a dispatch program for OLTC movement and capacitor switching on the basis of day-ahead load prediction, in the meantime

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the real time control endeavors to control the capacitor and OLTC on the basis of real time surveying and trainings [7]. The major difﬁculty in utilization of the off-line setting control way is its afﬁliation to remote control and communication links to all capacitors. Nonetheless, a lot of DNOs do not communicate with links that are downstream to the feeder capacitor locations. In the other hand, the nature of modern power systems has changed due to a variety of factors: the increased demand for sustainability, rises in the price of oil and the need for the reduction of greenhouse gases, all of which have driven a large increase in the level of wind generation in the power system. The intergovernmental panel on climate change has cited that wind energy will be the primary source of renewable generation in the electricity sector [8]. Wind generation in both Europe and the United States is the dominant renewable resource currently present in power systems. In Europe, wind energy is set to triple in penetration by the year 2020, with 15.7% of the continent’s total energy supplied by wind generation [9]. In the United States, there is currently 42,432 MW of installed capacity providing 2.3% of the U.S. electricity mix, with the number set to rise to 25% by the year 2025 [10]. With wind generation set to become a signiﬁcant generation resource in power systems around the world, it will become increasingly important to fully understand its impacts and interaction with the conventional elements in power systems. In fact, the real power unit output is generally restricted by radius (Vt Ia ), as follows P2G þ Q2G ðVt Ia Þ2

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operating the power system in an assured and stable way [14]. While the effect of reactive power reserves (RPRs) on system stability is widely acknowledged, few studies have been conducted to investigate how RPR levels could be used to indicate the amount of voltage stability margin (VSM) [15]. In contemporary years, certain papers with mathematical algorithms have been presented to think out the reactive power dispatch (RPD) problem [16–19]. These algorithms, including Non-linear Programming (NLP), Newton method, Gradient method, Linear Programming (LP), Jacobian matrix, Quadratic Programming (QP), interior point methods and so on, have been fruitfully used for thinking out the RPD problem. However, certain drawbacks are still linked to them. The RPD problem is non-linear, non-differential and non-convex problem with more than one local optimum, while these methods work based linearizing which make them less efﬁcient in ﬁnding the global optimum. On the other hand, some of these methods suffer from special shortages, such as mathematical complexity and insecure convergence (NLP), piecewise quadratic cost approximation (QP), convergences to local optima (Newton method), a simpliﬁed piecewise linear estimate (LP), etc. Also, their optimization process mainly depends on the initial solution and can easily fall into local optima. To overcome these disadvantages, different heuristic-based techniques are developed for solving the RPD problem. Population-based optimization techniques inspired by nature may be classed in two signiﬁcant categories that are swarm intelligence and evolutionary algorithms. Many methods rooted in these techniques including fuzzy Adaptive Particle Swarm Optimization (FAPSO) [20], Real Genetic Algorithms (RGA) [21], Tabu Search (TS) [22], Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) [23], Improved PSO (IPSO) [24], stochastic method [25], Hybrid Stochastic Search (HSS) [26], Differential Evolution (DE) [27], Artiﬁcial Bee Colony (ABC) [28] as well as other methods have been broadly employed in the problem of RPD. However, these methods appear to be proper approaches for the unravelment of the RPD variable optimization problem. Attention to use optimization methods in distributed generation is increasing [29, 30]. In [31], an optimization method employed for wind power is offered, by a primal-dual predictor corrector interior point method, employed to explore the operating points of a single WT in a WF. The voltage stability based on reactive power control has been reviewed in rest of this chapter. The real transmission power loss minimization is consider as function, meantime the permitted transformer capacity, voltage range and conductor current capacity are added as the loading limitations. Moreover, OLTC operation and voltage fluctuation index are also analyzed. The reactive power in term of voltage stability is shown with reactive power control and local voltage in which timing of feeder capacitors are monitored and is still broadly employed.

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The different purposes of power system are sum of voltage deviations on load busses, system transmission falloffs, voltage stability, security, etc. Such purposes are contradictory in their essence and couldn’t be dealt with by customary single purpose optimization techniques. Generally, the RPD model could be explained as follows in mathematical terms: Problem Purposes • Purpose 1: Bringing to a minimum the total real power losses Transmission falloffs in the network can be stated as economic losses procuring no advantages. Thus, transmission falloffs are understood as a falloff in proceeds via the utility. The intensity of each falloff requires accurate estimation and applicable moves made to bring them to a minimum. When the transmission falloffs are stated with regard to bus voltages and associated angles, the falloffs could be stated based on Newton–Raphson as follows J1 ¼ Ploss ðx; uÞ ¼

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The requisite of the membership of WFs in grid control matters has increased the inclusion of power electronics and the expansion of new WT generation concepts, leading to variable speed wind turbines [30]. The most popular wind generation technology employed among them today is the DFIG. In this study, the DFIG

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The reactive power of each WT, tab of transformers and the STATCOM reactive power are constrained by min max VarWT VarWTi VarWT ; i ¼ 1; 2; . . .; NG i i

ð7:15Þ

Timin Ti Timax

ð7:16Þ

min max VarStatcom VarStatcom VarStatcom

ð7:17Þ

Moreover, an additional equality limitation exists. The reactive power prerequisite in Point of Common Coupling (PCC) for the voltage control task can be modeled as an equality limitation by meas VarPCC ¼ VarPCC

ð7:18Þ

Within this study, the exploration of possible answers is employed to certiﬁcate an answer which meets the limitations that can be deﬁned as follows SOki þ 1

8 < SOki þ vki þ 1 ; ¼ SOmax ; i : min SOi ;

SOmin SOki þ vik þ 1 SOmax i i k SOi þ vki þ 1 [ SOmax i SOmin [ SOki þ vki þ 1 i

ð7:19Þ

With Eq. (7.9), the inequality restraints are met, the equality restraint (7.18) still needs to be answered. Because in the WF the main elements influencing the reactive power flow are the reactive power consumption of transformers, a scheme for meeting the equality constraint is introduced. Yet, bearing in mind the goal to

Fig. 7.4 Flowchart for the possible answer exploration process

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decrease the searching CPU time to explore a possible answer, the equality constrain is improved and an error value ɛ is modeled. meas Var VarPCC \e ð7:20Þ PCC This strategy is given in Fig. 7.4.

7.4

Voltage Stability Based RPP Model

Voltage deviation and stability limited VAr programming or Reactive Power Planning (RPP) is a signiﬁcant demanding effect in power systems [32]. Investigations on voltage ﬁxedness are fundamentally related to reactive power compensation sources. Having adequate reactive power compensation sources, principally in the shunt connection, the voltage stability boundary could be boosted a lot to make sure of system security [33]. Thus, appropriate programming of reactive power is a serious matter because of its specialized harness and the large expense of relocating a shunt compensator in economic terms when that is assembled. As an important demanding problem in power system research, RPP or VAr programming is a mixed integer nonlinear optimization programming with a huge scale of optimal variables [34]. The VAr programming is delineated in this part of applicable operational account limitations at various load levels. The mathematic formulation of optimization-based RPP model via accounting for voltage ﬁxedness limitation could be stated as follows min a

ðkÞ

P

k¼1;...;NL N P

Ploss þ b

P

i¼1;...;N

yi ¼ N c

i¼1 ðkÞ PGi ðkÞ

ðkÞ

ðkÞ

Vi

PLi

ðkÞ

QGi þ QCi ðyi Þ ðkÞ

ðkÞ

P

ðkÞ

Vimin Vi Vimax ; ðkÞ

ðkÞ

ðkÞ

ðkÞ

ðkÞ

Vj

jwi ðkÞ Q Li

Qci yi þ c

Nd P

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i¼1

Vi0 ; s:t::

ðkÞ

ðkÞ

ðGij cos hij þ Bij sin hij Þ ¼ 0 ðkÞ

Vi ðkÞ

P jwi

ðkÞ

Vj

ðkÞ

ðkÞ

ðGij sin hij

ðkÞ

Bij cos hij Þ ¼ 0

ð7:21Þ

ðkÞ

Sijmax Sij Sijmax

ðkÞ

PGi min PGi PGi max ; i 2 NG ðkÞ

QCi min QCi QCi max ; i 2 NG ðkÞ Ptieline

ðkÞ TTCðQC Þ

and, ðkÞ

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X

ðkÞ

ðkÞ

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ðkÞ

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ð7:22Þ

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Subscript k indicates different load levels which k = 1,…, NL. T(k), a, b and yi are the time period of load level kth year, the energy expense per kWh, the calculated mean yearly preservation and assignment expense and binary variable (yi = 1” if the VAr tool is installed at bus i, or else, “0”), respectively. PGi, QGi, PLi, and QLi are the generator active outputs, reactive power outputs, the load active and reactive power demands at bus i, respectively. Skij is the line flow of line i-j where load level is k; other than for the value of zero, Qci is housed in a certain VAr capacity interval at bus i, Qkci is the VAr capacity needed at load level k, and Qci is the ultimate VAr size at bus i; Ptieline is the total active power flow with the tie lines from the source zone to sink zone; TTC(Q(k) c ) is a piecewise linear interpolation function employed as static voltage ﬁxedness limitation to be delineated later in this research, and Qc is the Qci set at all nominee buses. The Eq. (7.3) brings the yearly expense of power system, voltage deviation and real falloffs plus VAr tool to a minimum. Nonetheless, additional purposes could be accounted for namely bringing generation expense and VAr installation expense, etc. to a minimum However, such points do not alter the point of focus in this study, and other purpose performances could be accounted for if it is needed in a certain power system. The mentioned VAr programming plane is static voltage stability (SVS) limited OPF model. The important cause for the computational demand of the voltage ﬁxedness limited OPF model is the requisite of two constraints and variables sets associated to the regular performance and drop points [32]. The two variables sets offer a demand to answer the optimization model, particularly for a huge power system having several conditions. To depict this demand, TTC could be employed to roughly offer the SVS limitation. At a stable VAr compensation model by accounting for certain plausible conditions that are clariﬁed in advance, the security limited TTC optimization model is given by 9 8 > > > > > > > > = < P ðkÞ min max ðPij Pij0 Þ ; s:t:: > k > > > i 2 Source Area > > > > ; : j 2 Sink Area N P yi ¼ N c i¼1 ðkÞ ðkÞ ðkÞ ðkÞ P ðkÞ ðkÞ Vj ðGij cos hij þ Bij sin hij Þ ¼ 0 PGi PLi Vi ð7:23Þ jwi ðkÞ P ðkÞ ðkÞ ðkÞ ðkÞ ðkÞ ðkÞ Vi Bij cos hij Þ ¼ 0 Vj ðGij sin hij QGi þ QCi ðyi Þ QLi jwi ðkÞ ðkÞ ðkÞ ðkÞ ðkÞ ðkÞ Vimin Vi Vimax ; Sijmax Sij Sijmax ðkÞ ðkÞ ðkÞ PGi min PGi PGi max ; i 2 Source Area ðkÞ ðkÞ ðkÞ QCi min QCi QCi max ; i 2 Source Area ðkÞ ðkÞ PLi QLi 0

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where, Q0Li and P0Li are the base case reactive and real power demands at load bus i, respectively. Pij0 expresses the base case power flow between line i-j; and P(k) ij indicates the line flow of line i-j, having Var compensation. Meanwhile, the superscript k = 1,…, Ncntg, characterizes various performance statuses with the regular performance, and k > 0 characterizing the post-condition statuses for the kth condition phenomenon.

7.5

Simulation

A. Voltage stability in wind farm Wind Energy is one of the greatly encouraging renewable energy sources in Mongolia. WF within Inner Mongolia owns 200 wind turbines which are broken down into 20 sets, and there are 10 turbines in any set. The total installed capacity is as high as 300 MW. The wind turbine increases to 35 kV by box-type transformer T2, afterwards by 20 35 kV coupled transmission lines to the substation, which is comprised of two principal parts of the 220 kV transformer step-up substation. There are 403 nodes in the wind farm model, because of its sophistication and restricted area [35], only 42 nodes were selected as shown in Fig. 7.5. To account for cable lines losses, Static VAr compensation (SVC) is installed in the nodes for simulation. By computing the wind farm in the network, the optimum reactive compensation could be answered. Reference power SB is 100 MW, reference voltage is 220 kV, and the largest reactive investment is 500 million. Encrypt the SVC and on-load tap modiﬁer. 50 is the highest code, and 100 is the highest number of disasters. Table 7.3 shows the compared of reactive power optimization between Traditional Genetic Algorithm (TGA), Improved Genetic Algorithm (IGA) and Honey Bee Mating Optimization (HBMO). The IGA reduces the network losses and ﬁnancing of compensation gear. And it’s more appropriate than TGA. B. Voltage stability founded on RPP The IEEE 118-bus system [37, 38] is employed for case study, as indicated in Fig. 7.6. This power system is altered by decreasing maximal generator reactive power output and boosting reactive load, as indicated in Tables 7.4 and 7.5. This adjustment is employed in order to build the system stressed enough in the manner that the reactive power compensation is required. Therefore, the voltage intensity at bus 30 in the altered system is less than 0.944 p.u. in the case with heavy loading. The altered system information are employed as the “heavy-load” case. Afterwards, loads are moved down by 0.78 to construct the “medium-load” case, and moved down more by 0.76 to make the “light-load” case. In the total 8760 h yearly, heavy-load and light-load cases are presumed to be 1200 h each condition, and therefore, the medium-load case gets 6360 h. a, b and v are 40 $/MWh, 3600 $/year and 6400 kV for each VAr tool.

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Fig. 7.5 The model of the wind farm having 42 nodes

Table 7.3 Contrasted conclusions of reactive power optimization in wind farms Project

Financing of reactive power compensation (million Yuan)

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ð7:24Þ

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miVdc, Q will be positive that causes STATCOM to absorb reactive power or vice versa [9]. The active power generated by the source to charge the capacitor is expressed as follows, P¼

jVS jmi Vdc sinðdS XS

aÞ

ð8:28Þ

The 24-pulse converter topology of STATCOM consists of six-pulse converters where it eliminates the 6n ± 1 ordered harmonics. The 23rd, 25th, 47th, and 49th harmonics in the ac output waveform are naturally eliminated since the n = 4 for 24-pulse converter. The 24-pulse STATCOM constituting two-level VSCs is illustrated in Fig. 8.21 where this topology is also known as quasi 24-pulse [9, 33]. Each VSC and transformer connection conﬁgures a stage that each one is connected to the transmission line by Y-Y and ∆-Y connections of transformers. The transformers may connected in zigzag that generates 15° phase shift according to each other with −7.5°, 7.5°, 22.5°, and 37.5° angles [9, 33, 34]. Another topology of quasi 24-pulse STATCOM is presented in Fig. 8.22 [35] where the VSCs are constituted according to neutral point clamping (NPC) topology that is previously shown in Fig. 8.18b. The conduction angle a deﬁnes the negative and positive cycles of intervals where a = 180 − 2b, where 2b stands for the dead-band angle. The on-off spectral transitions are ensured by the dead-band angle where the output voltages of a six-pulse three-level VSC is given by Eq. (8.29).

Fig. 8.21 Circuit diagram of a quasi two-level 24-pulse STATCOM

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pﬃﬃﬃ 2 6 vdc 180 2b sin V1 ¼ 2 p 2

ð8:29Þ

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VL VS sin dS XS

VS

VL sin dS XS

ð8:30Þ ð8:31Þ

ð8:32Þ

where the phase angle d between the ac bus voltage VS and STATCOM output voltage VL sustains the dc line voltage Vdc at a constant value.

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Multilevel Converter Based STATCOM

In addition to their power conversion applications, the multilevel converters (MLC) are widely used in active ﬁlters, and FACTS. Although the primary applications are improved for medium power ranges, the recent applications have been increased the power range from a few kWs to multi MWs owing to their cascaded topologies. Almost all the three-level STATCOM topologies are implemented with conventional diode clamped (DC) topology where the switching devices were GTOs. This approach indicates that the control strategy of DC is the simplest one among other three-level MLCs in medium and high power application. The flying capacitor MLC (FC-MLI) that is one of the outstanding topology allows constructing low cost systems, particularly in high power applications, comparing to the DC. However, it involves pre-charge arrangement for the capacitors that are connected through the upper and lower arms. The cascaded H-bridge (CHB) topology is the most recent topology among others that extended its operation area since it provides higher power conversion and lower cost for a given output magnitude level. The CHB consists of several H-bridge cells connected in series to generate multilevel output voltage. One of the most signiﬁcant features of this topology is higher switching frequency comparing the previous topologies, and increased power rate handled by the total device and equally shared to the each cell. Furthermore, the CHB based STATCOM is capable to eliminate harmonics and to compensate reactive power in superior comparing others. The main requirement of this conﬁguration is its separated dc sources. However, CHB can be easily integrated to various type of energy sources to obtain higher output levels and energy storage applications [9, 36–39]. Figure 8.23 shows the circuit diagram of STACOM conﬁgured by using three-phase ﬁve-level CHB including series connection of three-level H-bridge cells at each phase leg. The output voltage synthesis of H-bridges generate a combined phase voltage in staircase waveform oscillating in the ranges of +Vdc, 0, −Vdc. Where Va1 and Va2 voltages of series connected H-bridge cells synthesize the phase voltage Van in a stepped waveform as seen in Fig. 8.24. The positive levels of output voltage are indicated with P1 and P2 while the negatives are P11 and P12. Equation (8.33) expresses the Fourier series expansion of the general multilevel stepped output voltage while the transform applied to the STATCOM in Fig. 8.23 is shown in Eq. (8.34), where n represents harmonic order of the output voltage. Van ðtÞ ¼

1 4Vdc X sinðnxtÞ ½cosðna1 Þ þ cosðna2 Þ þ . . . þ cosðna5 Þ n p n¼1;3;5;...

ð8:33Þ

The switching angles a1, a3,…, a5 in Eq. (7.33) are selected for the minimum voltage harmonics [36, 40].

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Fig. 8.23 Circuit diagram of a ﬁve-level CHB STATCOM

Van5 ðtÞ ¼

1 4Vdc X sinðnxtÞ ½cosðna1 Þ þ cosðna2 Þ n p n¼1;3;5;...

ð8:34Þ

Researchers have proposed novel MLCs based on hybrid topologies that are based on the existing devices [36, 40].

8.4.2

Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC)

The series capacitor based compensation that brings some capabilities such as increasing the transient stability, reactance control, and load sharing is a conventional technique that was introduced in Sect. 8.3.3. Even though the series compensation is assumed to be used to decrease the reactive impedance of the transmission line, it is actually operated by increasing the line voltage, current, and thereby the delivered power from source to load. Although the mentioned advantages, series compensation has several drawbacks on SSR issues that large energy exchange is done by several sources under synchronous system frequency.

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Fig. 8.24 Phase voltage generation of a ﬁve-level CHB STATCOM

There are several studies are performed to overcome SSR problem. The robust control methods and conﬁgurations of FACTS stand out of other methods proposed by researchers. The SSSC has been developed as an alternative to the TCSC devices where the SSR immunity is inherited from TCSC. In addition to regular advantages of series compensators, SSSC presents numerous capabilities to increase the reactive power control and stability issues. Furthermore, there are several studies are noted that SSSCs effectively damps the SSR comparing regular series compensators [6, 11, 14, 41–46]. Figure 8.25 illustrates basic circuit diagram of a SSSC based on VSC similar to STATCOM that is serially connected to the transmission line, and a capacitor on the dc side. The SSSC controller considers the line current and line voltage to compensate the transmission line by adjusting the reactance in steady-state operation. It should be noted that in case the current is flowing in the line, then SSSC generates compensation voltage VC that is quadrature to the current and regulates the reactive power demand. The compensation characteristic of the device is same with the one shown in Fig. 8.11 for 0 < d < 180° during series compensation that yields positive magnitude power delivered.

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The fundamental operating principles of SSSC is compared to conventional series capacitive compensator as shown in Fig. 8.26 where the circuit diagrams for only series compensation with only capacitive compensator (Fig. 8.26a) and with SSSC (Fig. 8.26c), and respective phasor diagrams are analyzed. Despite it is assumed to decrease the line impedance, a series capacitor increases the line voltage, line current, and consequently the power through the line impedance. This approach may be considered irrelevant. However, the voltage along the transmission line is the signiﬁcant parameter while the capacitor is cared to increase the voltage in order to provide the required current level. The steady-state power transmission can be realized when a synchronous voltage source follows the series compensation as shown in Fig. 8.26c that is analytically presented as follows Vq ¼ VC ¼

jXC I

ð8:35Þ

It should be noted that there are particular differences between series capacitive compensator and synchronous voltage source type compensator. The operational characteristic of a series capacitor can be illustrated with an ideal voltage source. However, SSSC is signiﬁcantly different from the series capacitor in terms of delivered power and angle characteristics, active power exchange, and immunity to resonance and SSR, and control ranges. Capacitor provides reactive impedance that causes proportional voltage to the line current when it is series connected to the line. The compensation voltage is changed regarding to the transmission angle d and line current. The delivered power PS is a function of the series compensation degree s where it is given by Pq ¼

V2 sin d XL ð1 sÞ

ð8:36Þ

where V = V1 = V2 and d = d1 − d2. The delivered power PS regarding to transmission angle d is shown in Fig. 8.27a as a function of s (s = 0, s = 1/3, and

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s = 1/5). Additionally, SSSC is independent from line current while compensating the voltage. The delivered power Pq is a parametric j90 function of injected voltage Vq ¼ Vq series to line where V q ¼ Vq ½I= I e that is also given by Pq ¼

V2 V d sin d þ Vq cos XL 2 XL

ð8:37Þ

The delivered power Pq is shown in Fig. 8.27b as a parametric function of injected voltage Vq against transmission angle d. The normalized Vq voltage is selected to provide same maximum power with series capacitor conﬁguration. The comparison of Fig. 8.27a, b expresses that the series capacitor increases the delivered power by a ﬁxed rate of the delivered by the uncompensated line at a given transmission angle d. On the other hand, the SSSC increases the delivered power by a ﬁxed fraction of the maximum power available by uncompensated line independent from d in the angle range of 0 d 90° [41, 45–47].

8.4.3

Uniﬁed Power Flow Controller (UPFC)

The UPFC is a VSC based shunt-series compensator that is constituted of STATCOM and SSSC combination with a common dc link as shown in Fig. 8.28.

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Fig. 8.27 Delivered power P and transmission angle d relation, a series capacitive compensation, b SSSC

Fig. 8.28 The block diagram of UPFC

Separate observers of each compensator perform the control of UPFC. The shunt and series compensators of UPFC exchange reactive power at the terminals while they are operating as independent FACTS compensators. In this case, SSSC injects a voltage quadrature to the line current, and imitates a series inductive or capacitive reactance to the transmission line. On the other hand, STATCOM injects reactive current in order to imitate shunt reactance to the line while operating stand-alone. In case of the combination as a UPFC), the series compensator voltage can be at any

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phase corresponding to the predominant line current. Thereby, the exchanged power can be reactive as well as active power at the terminals of compensators. The active power exchanged by any of the compensators is transmitted to the other compensator across the common dc-link. However, exchanged reactive power is independent from each other compensator. The controller of STATCOM dynamically adjusts the phase angle between the VSC output voltage and line voltage to get the STATCOM generated or absorbed desired reactive power at the compensation connection. The SSSC can be operated in several modes such as voltage injection, regulation of phase angle, emulation of the line impedance, and automatic power flow control. In any of these applications, SSSC injects a voltage over its series connection to the line. The SSSC can be operated in the same way as examined in the previous section to control active and reactive current. The active power control would fluctuate capacitor voltage that should be observed by STATCOM [6, 11, 14, 26, 47]. The controller of STATCOM dynamically adjusts the phase angle between the VSC output voltage and line voltage to get the STATCOM generated or absorbed desired reactive power at the compensation connection. The maximum value of series voltage VC is limited by SSSC that is the most signiﬁcant advantage comparing to thyristor-based compensators. In the case reactive power exchange, the UPFC increases the source voltage VS while generating reactive power, and decreases while absorbing the reactive power. The power flow of UPFC through the transmission line is analyzed as follows; PS ¼ Psh þ

imax OFimin

:

1

OFi OFimin min OFi \OFi \ OFimax OFi OFimax

OFimax

OFi

ð9:57Þ

for maximized target functions. Where OFimin and OFimax are the minimum and the maximum magnitude of ith target function among total non-dominated solutions, respectively. The membership equation v is changed between 0, 1. Where v ¼ 0 demonstrates the incompatibility of the solution with the set, while v ¼ 1 presents full compatibility. Figure 9.11 shows a typical structure of the membership equation. For each non-dominated solution k, the normalized membership equation vk is extracted as: PNob

vk v ¼ PM i¼1 PNobi k

k¼1

i¼1

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ð9:58Þ

where M and Nob are the number of non-dominated solutions and target functions. The function vk can be stated as a membership function of non-dominated solutions in a fuzzy set, where the solution having the maximum membership in the fuzzy collection is assumed as the best compromise solution.

9.5

Implementation

MOPSO-NTVE algorithm is applied to determine optimal reactive plan. A decision making method according to FDM algorithm is followed to determine the best solution from the collection of Pareto-solutions created by MOPSO-NTVE technique. Details of the solution synthesis are given in Figs. 9.12, 9.13 and 9.14. For this purpose, an initial population of MPSO-NTVE is randomly produced. For each particle, AC-OPF is directed and STC and VD are calculated. Then, the investment cost is gained. The calculation is repeated until the stopping condition is obtained. As shown in Fig. 9.15, in the RPM problem codiﬁcation, each chromosome is

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Input network data

B

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Report output of RPP as: 1) HFC size, setting and site 2) GUPFC size, setting and site 3) The rate of reactive power injection from slow VAR device

Encoding Verify objective functions related to RPP: a) Investment cost of RPP problem b) Voltage deviation c) STC-criterion

End Fig. 9.12 Flowchart of the proposed RPP

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Temporary set

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formed from four parts of number, location, size and settings of the candidate VAR devices to be installed. The proposed management method is implemented on a test system. The test grid employed in this work is a part of the American electric power system, AEP, applied in the Midwest in the early 1960s and is better identiﬁed as IEEE 57-node test system. The system data are available in MATPOWER toolbox [22]. The basic conﬁguration of the test system is depicted in Fig. 9.16. The network as shown in Fig. 9.16 includes of 57 buses, 7 generators, and 80 lines. The generators are placed at nodes 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, and 12. The voltage constraints are adjusted between 0.94 and 1.06 p.u.

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ð9:59Þ

where a is a large value and constraint violations are analyzed as the aggregate of the absolute magnitudes of all deviations. The solution will end up with the least cost selection without violating limitations. Also, discrete variables have been encoded based on “ceil” operators. To analyze the effect of different FACTS tools on the power system operation, the following scenarios are studied: • Framework 1: Slow VAR device allocation. • Framework 2: Slow VAR device with HFC allocation. • Framework 3: Slow VAR device with GUPFC allocation. The performance of two frameworks is evaluated on the test system. For this purpose, the steps of the RPP problem (as given in Fig. 9.12) are performed. The Pareto-optimal archive obtained by MOPSO-NTVE algorithm in two-dimensional and three-dimensional target functions is depicted in Figs. 9.17, 9.18 and 9.19. It is observed that the gained solutions are distributed in the area, except some discontinuity, created by the discrete decision parameters. The trade-offs represented in

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To identify the advantage of the presented method, results of frameworks 1 and 2 in four solution methods are compared and tabled in Table 9.2. As shown in this table, RPP cost (INV) for framework 1 is: 4.9560, 4.8598, 4.7767 and 4.7257 and, for framework 2 it is: 4.0932, 3.9517, 3.8544 and 3.7713 and, for framework 3 it is: 2.9886, 2.8361, 2.3361 and 2.0085. RPP cost in framework 3 has 39.69, 41.64, 51.09 and 57.49% decrease compared to framework 1 and, 26.98, 28.23, 39.39 and 46.74% decrease compared to framework 2. This economic perspective of the presented way reveals priority of the obtained optimal conﬁguration in framework 3 and the advantages of GUPFC than HFC and capacitor banks. From the viewpoint of voltage deviation (VD) and STC-criterion, these two indices in framework 2 are signiﬁcantly improved than the framework 1 in each four scenarios as displayed in Table 9.2. Simulation test is applied for different discount rates to evaluate robustness of the proposed RPP problem. As shown in Table 9.3 twelve cases, C1 to C12, are studied. All the parameters for three discount rates (rT = 5, 10 and 20%) and three

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An attempt has been made in this chapter to study solving RPP problem while HFC and GUPFC are involved in power system. A suitable model to compute reactive power that has to be injected by HFC and GUPFC is imported in the solution procedure. Multi-objective PSO-NTVE algorithm is employed and, from a decision maker perspective; the FDM method is used to deﬁne solutions by considering all attributes from the set of Pareto-solutions. The presented solution procedure is implemented on the IEEE 57-bus system as the ﬁrst attempt for RPP. A comparative survey conﬁrms that the presented management algorithm signiﬁcantly improves the cost related to RPP. The results show that inclusion of the reactive power capability of HFC and GUPFC can improve voltage stability and voltage proﬁle. The obtained results for various scenarios reveal that this planning method is a useful management tool for solving RPP issue. The presented planning method permits the power system designers to modify the structure of the system to obtain the best optimal program for the expanded system. Simultaneous planning of reactive power expansion with the presence of capacitor banks and FACTS devices instead of separate planning can be led to more economic, applicable and optimal scheme in a power network.

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Chapter 10

Reactive Power Optimization in AC Power Systems Ali Jafari Aghbolaghi, Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei, Narges Sadat Boushehri and Farid Hojjati Parast

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Reactive Power is one of the most important features in power networks so that its appropriate production and distribution among consumers can affect performance, efﬁciency, and reliability of the power networks positively. Creating competitive mechanism via establishing a market to present different services and changing the current rules necessitate that in the new condition programming and controlling of reactive power as well as the voltage to be considered more accurately. The purpose of reactive power optimization in AC power systems is to recognize the best value for control variables in order to optimize the target function considering the possible constraints. With current developments of power grids, it has been growing in popularity among researchers to probe into how to use existent reactive power compensators in order to reduce active power losses and improve voltage proﬁle. The reactive power optimization is a complicated problem with a broad solution space, nonlinear and non-convex, in which there both continuous are and discrete variables. In general, reactive power optimization problem entails two separate branches as optimal placement of reactive power compensators and optimal operA. Jafari Aghbolaghi (&) Zanjan Electric Energy Distribution Company, Zanjan, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] N. Mahdavi Tabatabaei Electrical Engineering Department, Seraj Higher Education Institute, Tabriz, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] N.S. Boushehri Department of Management, Taba Elm International Institute, Tabriz, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] F. Hojjati Parast Andishmand Shomal Gharb Engineering Consultancy, Zanjan, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] © Springer International Publishing AG 2017 N. Mahdavi Tabatabaei et al. (eds.), Reactive Power Control in AC Power Systems, Power Systems, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-51118-4_10

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ation of existent reactive power compensators. Optimal placement of reactive power compensators problem tries to determine three parameters as the type of the compensator, the rate of the output power and installation location. However, optimal operation of existing reactive power compensators is about determining optimal reactive power output for the compensators that have already been installed. Although producing reactive power involves no fee in the operation step, it influences the ﬁnal cost via affecting the active power losses in power transmission system signiﬁcantly. Optimal distribution of reactive power is a sub-problem of Optimal Power Flow (OPF) and the parameters that should be controlled are actually the control variables such as output reactive power or the terminal voltage of generators, output reactive power of all reactive power compensators, and tap-changing transformers’ tap settings. Since flowing reactive power through power transmission system results in active power losses, the main goal of reactive power optimization is to reduce the active power losses via optimal controlling of the above mentioned parameters considering the security aspects, which must be fulﬁlled in order to have a reliable and stable power network with which consumers can be fed continuously. In addition, some other goals are pursuit beside the main goal, like improving voltage proﬁle which involves the security measures of power systems. Therefore, the target function of reactive power optimization problem is active power losses equation, in which some constraints should be included as voltage rate boundaries, equipment’s power output limits, and transmission system margins for carrying power etc. In the reactive power optimization problem, there are both continuous and discrete types of variables, of which should be determined by an optimization algorithm that leads the power system to contain least possible active power losses. In one hand, discrete variables are transformers’ tap settings and capacitors’ output powers. In the other hand, continuous variables are reactive power outputs of generators as well as synchronous compensators’. In the recent years, wide variety of optimization algorithms have been recommended to solve the reactive power optimization problem, containing traditional algorithms such as quadratic programing (QP) and sequential quadratic programming (SQP) etc., and heuristic ones which are inspired by nature such as particle swarm optimization (PSO), genetic algorithm (GA), evolutionary programming (EP) and their derivatives etc. Traditional algorithms have too many defects encountering problems that have nonlinear essences, the ones which consist of discrete variables and have got many local optimum solutions. Eventually, traditional gradient based algorithms lose their capability to be efﬁciently solve such challenging optimization problems. Overall, the traditional optimization algorithms become nonfunctional confronting practical reactive power optimization in large power systems having huge dimensions. On the other hand, optimization algorithms inspired by nature have proved their high performance optimizing problems with so many variables covering discrete and continuous ones while having many local optimum points. This chapter is focusing on the reactive power optimization using artiﬁcial optimization algorithms and trying to give a comprehensive perspective of all

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formulations and constraints that are needed in order to implement reactive power optimization problem and use its practical implications effectively. First, brief fundamentals of reactive power optimization containing some relevancies which are of crucial importance is presented. Second, to enlighten how reactive power optimization works the classic method of reactive power optimization is presented, thanks to [1]. Third, basic principles and problem formulation of reactive power optimization using artiﬁcial intelligent algorithms is elaborated. Fourth, particle swarm optimization algorithm and pattern search method and how to use them in reactive power optimization problem have been expounded deﬁning PSO’s parameters way back into reactive power optimization involving ones. Finally, the offered algorithms simulation result on two case studies have been presented.

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There are two types of reactive power flow in power transmission systems; one for fulﬁlling transmission system needs and the other for feeding loads that naturally consume reactive power in order to work properly, that cause according to Eq. (10.1) active power losses and following that, the fuel consumption of the power plant raises [2]. Taking the Eq. (10.1) into consideration, it is obvious that the imaginary part of the current equation simply affects the absolute value of that which influences total active power losses in the next place. In addition, there is no any control possible on IR as it is corresponding current to the active power which should be supplied to the loads via transmission systems. The idealistic condition recommends compensating all the reactive power needs of the loads at the same place, just beside the loads, in order not to impose reactive current into transmission systems. The closer reactive power compensator to loads, the less reactive power flowing in power transmission systems. It is not feasible however, because of technical and economical restrictions upon that, such as the relevancy of voltage stability to the reactive power in AC power systems, of which was broadly investigated in [3, 4]. Reactive power is absorbed by different equipment as synchronous condensers being operated with lagging power factor, shunt reactors, transmission lines and transformers’ inductances, static reactive power compensators and loads etc., while being injected to transmission systems by generators, synchronous condensers operating with leading power factor, static capacitors, static compensators, and transmission lines’ capacitances etc. [2]. There is another type of equipment that avails power system operators to have a control on reactive power flow through transmission system and it is transformers with tap changing facility under the load condition. There is a straight connection between two neighboring buses’ voltages and reactive power flow in the corresponding transmission system which connects them together. In simple words, reactive power flows from the bus having higher voltage magnitude to the bus which has lower voltage magnitude in order to naturally raise the second bus’s voltage close to the same level. Take a simple network shown in Fig. 10.1 into consideration, reactive power will flow from the slack bus

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Fig. 10.4 The corresponding phasor diagram to Fig. 10.3, without compensation

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The main aim of reactive power optimization is to minimize reactive power flowing in transmission systems including transmission lines, transformers etc., which leads to less real power losses. This will be approachable via specifying the best reactive power output value of the reactive power compensators and the other controllable parameters under a number of constraints which should be met in order to have a reliable, stable and cost-effective power system [1]. At ﬁrst glance, it might come into mind that if loads’ reactive power consumption need to be met just by the nearest reactive power source (in terms of electrical distance), the active power losses would be minimized, although it is not such a true interpretation. On one hand, while it is being talked about reactive power optimization, it should be considered that reactive power in AC power systems has plenty of associations with the other parameters of the system, most of

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which are crucial in terms of power system security and reliability. On the other hand, reactive power optimization is not a straight optimization, however, the power flow plays a key role in the reactive power optimization problem. For instance, the voltage magnitude is one of the most important parameters which influences and also is influenced by reactive power of the system. According to Eq. (10.1), reactive power loss in AC power network can be considered as a function of load active and reactive power consumption as PL ¼ PL ðP1 ; P2 ; . . .; Pn ; Q1 ; Q2 ; . . .; Qn Þ

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Reactive power optimization is a constrained optimization problem that may be attacked formally using advanced calculus methods involving Lagrange function. In classic reactive power economic dispatch, the active power of all generators are already known and ﬁxed during optimization procedure, except slack bus’s, so that any change in active power losses associated to reactive power optimization could be distinguished easily. One of the well-known techniques to implement optimization in power network, of which consists of some constraints to be fulﬁlled, is the Lagrange method. In reactive power optimization, one of the main constraints is reactive power balance as Eq. (10.25), which is shown in the following [1] M X

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where, FT is target function which is aimed to be optimized, k is an unspeciﬁed multiplier, and / contains all the probable constraint functions that must be met during the optimization procedure. Therefore, the Lagrange function formed to decrease active power losses, subjected to equality constraint of producing and consuming reactive power, constructed from Eqs. (10.24) and (10.25) will be as L ¼ PL

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jIQi Þ

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ð10:37Þ

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n n X X j¼1 k¼1

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n X n X djk Pj Pk þ Qj Qk þ cjk Qj Pk j¼1 k¼1

Pj Qk

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Pj Qk

ð10:40Þ

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hk

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ð10:42Þ

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ð10:43Þ

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The second term of the Eq. (10.45) is negligible, and then it will be simpliﬁed as [1] n X @PL 2 ðPk aik @Pi k¼1

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ð10:48Þ

ð10:49Þ

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Therefore, if the power system which is being investigated has enough amount of reactive power sources, the steps of classic reactive power optimization using Lagrange function would be as following [1]: I. Power flow calculations should be carried out in order to have all generators’ active power output, then ﬁx them all in the current value as active power consumption of loads has been considered constant, the only exception is the slack generator. The output power of slack generators would not remain constant during reactive power optimization. II. The value of k should be computed for each reactive power source using Eqs. (10.54) and (10.56). For the sources having k < 0, it means the active power losses of the system can be reduced by increasing the output amount of reactive power of the source. For the sources having k > 0, it will be vice versa. Therefore, in order to decrease active power losses of the system, the amount of reactive power output should be increased for the sources having k < 0 and also decreased for the sources having k > 0. Each time, the source with minimum value of k will be chosen to increase its output if k < 0, and the source with maximum value of k to decrease its output if k > 0. Eventually, power flow calculations should be computed to have the result of optimization. III. Using power flow results, the active power losses can be computed. Since the active power output of the reference unit was not ﬁxed, whatever happening to the active power losses of the system can be sensed in the active power output of the slack generator. The reactive power process will be continued until active power losses cannot be reduced anymore. It should be noted that limitations of reactive power sources were not considered in the procedure above. There is a limitation for each reactive power source as QGi min QGi QGi max

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concept, and it is not much of a practical method to be used in a real system having large dimensions and plenty of constraints, as voltage proﬁle, transmission lines bounds etc. There are a lot of conventional optimization methods which can be found in [6]. In the next section, reactive power optimization using artiﬁcial intelligence algorithms and the used model will be described elaborately, which is more applicable when it comes to a large system in which all the security constraints should be considered. The reason why heuristic methods are highly concerned in reactive power optimization is a few complexities in such problems’ nature, some of which known as non-convexity, having continuous and discrete variables, and having plenty of local and global optimums. Conventional methods and algorithms which were used to optimize such problems proved themselves rather unable to be applied on the problem satisfactorily, because conventional methods mostly use the gradient of the objective function, leading to a local minimum rather than a global one. Another problem is that conventional methods need the derivatives of objective functions which are not accessible in the ones consisting of discrete variables. Thus, there is a compelling need to some sort of algorithms, of which are able to redeem all defections of the conventional ones when applying to optimization problems in order to have as much performance as possible. Although pure mathematical methods like Lagrange function are very precise, the performance of intelligent algorithms has been proved in plenty of cases, and they happen to be more efﬁcient than conventional methods in many of aspects.

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Reactive Power Optimization Using Artiﬁcial Intelligent Algorithms

As it has been mentioned in the last part of previous section, the accuracy of conventional methods is their most redeeming feature, although they cause problems in terms of mathematical fulﬁlments. The conventional methods are not capable of ﬁnding the global optimum of the target function and they will get into trouble if the objective function consists of discrete variables. In addition, classic pure mathematical methods need the derivatives of target function, which will impose so many difﬁculties to the optimization procedure, such as the complexities that calculating derivatives of some functions possess. Heuristic algorithms use the target function itself during the optimization procedure instead of its derivatives and they are readily able to ﬁnd the global optimum point. Fortunately, heuristic algorithms have solved many drawbacks that conventional algorithms had, and also they have proven their capabilities in the optimization respect. Therefore, it is worth to put some effort on using heuristic methods to optimize engineering problems like the reactive power optimization.

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10.4.1 Basic Principles There are two types of variables concerning reactive power optimization as control and state variables. The terminal voltage of generators, tap setting of transformers and reactive power output of reactive power sources are control variables that are changeable within their bounds. Control variables are the tools that heuristic algorithms use in order to optimize the target function. The voltage magnitudes and voltage angels of PQ buses are state variables, of which the active power losses can be computed using Eq. (10.58) and the corresponding values. The general procedure of optimization by heuristic algorithms is shown in Fig. 10.6, whereas the flowchart of reactive power optimization using intelligent algorithms is shown in Fig. 10.7. Floss ¼

NL X k¼1

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2V1;k V2;k cos h1;k

h2;k

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Fig. 10.6 General procedure of optimization by heuristic algorithms

Start

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As it can be inferred from Figs. 10.6 and 10.7, there is an important point in reactive power optimization problem to pay attention to, which is the calculation of objective function in order to examine whether it has improved or not. There is one extra step in reactive power optimization as the power flow calculation, shown with dashed rectangle in Fig. 10.7. In order to evaluate the objective function represented by Eq. (10.58) in which both state and control variables are involved, after initializing and/or determining control variables by heuristic algorithms, power flow should be run to make calculation of ﬁtness function available. In other words, we have to run power flow calculations in order to achieve the values for the state variables which are mentioned before.

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10.4.2 Problem Formulation of Reactive Power Optimization There are several methods of formulating and modeling reactive power optimization problem according to what exactly is expected as its practical implications, for instance, what constraints should be considered and what objectives are aspired will determine the approach. In this section, one general model will be presented which is useful when it turns to be used in heuristic algorithms to optimize reactive power in AC power systems. The objective function of the optimal reactive power flow (ORPF) includes technical and ﬁnancial goals. The economic goal has mainly considered minimizing active power losses in transmission systems. The technical goals are to diminish voltage deviation of PQ buses (VD) from the ideal voltage setting and to increase voltage stability index (VSI). Therefore, objective functions for both the technical and monetary goals are considered in this chapter as following [7] f ðXÞ ¼ minðPL Þ ( ðVDÞ subject to: ðVSIÞ

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Active Power Losses Objective Function

Reducing active power losses is the most crucial aim of reactive power optimization problem, which influences ﬁnal cost of dispatched energy. The active power losses can be computed by Eq. (10.59) as follows Floss ¼

N X k¼1

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h2;k

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Voltage Deviation Constraint

Another signiﬁcant goal of reactive power optimization in AC power systems is to shrink voltage deviation. Electrical equipment is designed for optimal operation at its nominal voltage. Any deviance from the nominal voltage can result in reducing the general effectiveness and decreasing longevity of electrical apparatus. Voltage

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deviance constraint is to enhance the voltage proﬁle of power systems by minimizing the summation of voltage deviations at load buses. The voltage deviance constraint can be considered as the least possible amount of voltage deviation summation at each load bus. This function is deﬁned as follows: VD ¼

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System Voltage Stability Index

A rather simple voltage stability index to deﬁne is V/V0 ratio, where V is the voltage magnitude of all the PQ buses under load condition and V0 is the voltage magnitude of all the PQ buses under no-load condition, both identiﬁed from load flow calculations or state estimation studies of the system. The ratio V/V0 at each node offers a voltage stability diagram for the corresponding bus, providing power system operators with weak spots to be taken care of. There are wide range of indices for this purpose, while the current being chosen for the sake of simplicity. VSI ¼

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ð10:61Þ

where, Vi is the voltage magnitude of ith PQ bus under load condition, Vi0 is the voltage magnitude of ith PQ bus under no-load condition, and T is number of load buses, respectively.

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Constraints of Control and State Variables

The control variable constraints embrace tap changer settings of all transformers T, the output capacity of reactive power compensators C, and terminal voltage of all the generators V. The state variables consist of voltage magnitude of all PQ buses U, and reactive power output of all generators Q. Thus, the restriction expressions of control and state variables can be written as VGk;min \VGk \VGk;max

ð10:62Þ

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ð10:64Þ

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ð10:65Þ

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System Power Flow Constraint Equations

The reactive power optimization must fulﬁll the power flow balances, which are written as PGi

PLi

Vi

n X

Vj Gij cos dij þ Bij sin dij ¼ 0

ð10:67Þ

n X

Vj Gij sin dij

ð10:68Þ

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QGi

QLi

Vi

j¼1

Bij cos dij ¼ 0

where, n is number of buses, PGi and QGi are generator active and reactive power of the ith bus. PLi and QLi are load active and reactive power of ith bus. Vi and Vj are voltage magnitudes of ith and jth buses (two neighboring busbars). Gij, Bij, and dij are conductance parameters and voltage angle between ith and jth buses, respectively. It should be noted that the optimization algorithm that determines the control variables in relation to the optimization procedure, satisﬁes the corresponding constraints as well. The constraints related to state variables will be met by the standard power flow procedure and the algorithm being used, such as Newton or Gauss Sidle. In addition, violations happened in the state variables due to adjusting control variables, can be controlled using a penalty function added to the ﬁnal objective function of reactive power optimization.

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General Form of Objective Functions Used in Intelligent Algorithms

Most of the intelligent optimization algorithms tend to have an unconstrained objective function rather than a constrained one. However, different sorts of constraints such as linear and non-linear are typically inseparable part of optimization procedure. Therefore, there is a compelling need to be able to convert a constrained

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ﬁtness function to an unconstrained one in order to use it in intelligent algorithms. The solution is the penalty function which exactly transforms both objective function and its constraints to a unique unconstrained function. Considering the optimization problem generally as Eq. (10.69) [6]

subject to:

(minimize f ðXÞ gj ðXÞ 0 j ¼ 1; . . .; m

ð10:69Þ

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It has been converted into an unconstrained optimization ﬁtness function by constructing a function of the form: /ð X Þ ¼ f ð X Þ þ

m X

ri hgi ðXÞi2 þ

p X j¼1

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gi ðXÞ 0

gi ðXÞ [ 0 gi ðXÞ 0

ð10:71Þ

Equation (10.70) can be considered for maximization or minimization problems appropriate to which optimization algorithm is being used. If a speciﬁc algorithm is naturally good at minimizing functions and it is used to minimize a function, then it will be better to use F(X) = /(X) as the ﬁtness function, Otherwise it will be better to use the form shown in Eq. (10.72) to deﬁne the maximization problem back to minimization one. For instance, Genetic Algorithm is naturally good at maximizing objective functions, thus the ﬁtness function shown in (10.72) will be used if the considered problem aims to minimize the objective function. FðXÞ ¼

1 /ðXÞ

ð10:72Þ

As it can be seen in the Eq. (10.70), /(X) is a new ﬁtness function consisting of constraints and the objective function itself. It is forced by an additional value, multiplying ri and Rj, which are allocated big values in case the optimization procedure violates the minimum and maximum bounds of constraints. Therefore, the new objective function will have a huge value when the limits are violated, having been influenced by the multipliers. It is the exact method optimization algorithms use to perceive whether the bounds are violated or not. The same method is highly appreciated when it comes to using intelligent algorithms in reactive power optimization problem.

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Thus, the penalty function to use in intelligent algorithms for reactive power optimization will be as follows f ðV; hÞ ¼

N X k¼1

h 2 2 gk V1;k þ V2;k

2V1;k V2;k cos h1;k

h2;k

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Ploss

M X j¼1

Vj

Vi Vi0 i¼1 |ﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄ ﬄ{zﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄ}

T X ref 1 Vj þ ks

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where, f is an unconstrained objective function, kv and ks are penalty multipliers which are used to obligate optimization procedure not to violate the corresponding bounds. It should be noted that the constraints related to control variables are usually managed by optimization algorithms, while the constraints pertinent to power flow calculations represented by Eqs. (10.67) and (10.68) will be met by power flow. Moreover, the constraints containing state variables should be included in the penalty function to be fulﬁlled. There is another way to consider constraints of state variables and that is multi-objective optimization methods, in which each constraint is deﬁned as an objective function separately and the procedure drives the main objective function as well as all the constraints simultaneously to be optimized and fulﬁlled. There is a major difference between using multi-objective optimization methods and single-objective ones, and that is, all the objectives including main ﬁtness function are driven to be minimized while the multi-objective approaches are used. Using penalty function method (single-objective), however, tries to keep the constraints within their bounds.

10.5

Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm

Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is one of the most successful optimization approaches, of which was inspired by nature. It has broadly been used in all sorts of optimization problems that possess large search spaces, without needing gradients of objective functions. Particle swarm optimization algorithm is based on the performance of a colony or swarm, a flock of birds, a school of ﬁsh and/or any kind of creatures that live in groups. The particle swarm optimization algorithm tries to simulate the behavior of these collective organisms which have evolved along centuries in order to enhance their performance of ﬁnding food, encountering danger and keeping themselves more competitive in a world that adaptability is a prerequisite feature to survive. The word ‘particle’ notes to an individual in a swarm which acts in a distributed way using its own intellect and also the cooperative intelligence of the crowd.

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Taking Fig. 10.8 into consideration, since there is sight limitation under the water, each individual can just see a near distance radially so that can put all of them into trouble all the time facing sharks or any offensive actions. Nevertheless, they have been capable of keeping their species alive in harsh nature of the underwater. As it can be seen in the photo, individuals try to move close to each other keeping precautionary distance so that whenever there is a danger the nearest individual will sense it and act, and since all of them follow the same rules, the farthest one in the group will sense the danger and act appropriately. That was just one of the advantages taken by swarms in the nature, using individualistic intelligence as well as the collective intelligence. Optimization methods founded on swarm intelligence are called behaviorally enthused processes which are called evolution-based procedures. The PSO algorithm was originally proposed by Kennedy and Eberhart in 1995 [1]. On the whole, each particle tries to observe three rules instinctively in swarms and these rules are the bases of the optimization algorithm as well. Rules are as follows [1]: 1. It tries not to come too near and not to go too far from other individuals simultaneously. 2. It directs toward the middling track of other individuals. 3. It tries to ﬁt the “average position” among other individuals with no extensive gaps in the flock. Three rules mentioned above lead to the behavior of the swarm which is based on a mixture of three simple features as follows [1]: 1. Cohesion, which tries to keep the swarm altogether. 2. Separation, which causes the individuals not to came too close to each other. 3. Alignment, which causes the swarm to keep an eye on the general heading point of the flock.

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In general, size of the swarm is assumed to be ﬁxed, whereas each particle situated primarily at accidental positions in the multidimensional space of the optimization problem. Each individual has two sorts of data as position and velocity, both of which are stored and compared to each other continuously during the optimization procedure in order to work out the best position discovered by the particles. The velocity and position in the previous iteration are used to determine the new values of them in the next iteration. This process runs consecutively until it has found the best position possible or has reached one of the stopping criteria. Therefore, in simple words the procedure of particle swarm optimization algorithm is generally as follows [6]: 1. All the particles exchange their latest information with each other simultaneously to ﬁgure out which particle has found the best location so far. 2. All the particles considering the location and velocity of each one incline to the best point found in relation to their current parameters. 3. The past memory of each particle as well as its current position affects the next position where it will be. Overall, the particle swarm optimization algorithm quests for the optimum position via a group of individuals similar to other AI-based exploratory optimization methods. The presented model simulates a partly random search method that is armed with individualistic and collective artiﬁcial intelligence, leading the process to a global optimum point of the objective function.

10.5.1 Computational Implementation of PSO for Reactive Power Optimization Since the concept of particle swarm optimization algorithm has been elaborated in many articles and book chapters like [6, 9], this section focuses on the computational implementation of particle swarm algorithm in reactive power optimization problem instead of the algorithm itself. A reactive power optimization problem including the constraints using penalty function can be considered as: f ðV 0 ; h 0 Þ ¼

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Fig. 10.9 The flowchart of reactive power optimization using PSO

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10.6

Pattern Search Optimization Algorithm

Pattern search (PS) algorithm is one of the arithmetical optimization approaches that do not need the gradient of the objective function which is meant to be optimized. Therefore, PS can be used on discrete functions that are not differentiable as well. Such optimization means are also recognized as direct-search, derivative-free, or black-box methods. They are founded on producing search patterns which positively sweep the search space in order to detect the minimum points. The procedure of optimizing starts from a random starting point, though being highly dependent on what location they start from (initial point) is their biggest defect. This drawback can cause the optimization procedure to get stuck in one of the local minimums which is not favorable. However, because of their flexibility, they can be

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integrated with heuristic algorithms (global optimizers) for global search, which is a mode pattern search technique receives some of the properties of the imported global optimization technique (global optimization), without risking the convergence and being trapped in one of the local optimum points [10–12].

10.6.1 Mathematical Description of Pattern Search Optimization Algorithm Pattern search algorithm can be counted as a direct search optimization algorithm in which the central notion is on the positive spanning sets. This section will present the PS algorithm in search/poll framework which is the best choice when it comes to cooperate with heuristic algorithms. One of the simplest positive spanning sets is formed by the vectors of the canonical foundation and also their negatives [10, 12] D ¼ fe1 ; . . .; en ; e1 ; . . .;

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The set D is also a (highest) positive basis. The basic straight search technique based on this progressive spanning set is recognized as coordinate or compass search. Bearing in mind a progressive spanning set as D and the recent iteration y(t), two groups of points are deﬁned as the net Mt and the election set Pt. The net Mt is known as [10] n o jDj Mt ¼ yðtÞ þ aðtÞDz ; z 2 Z þ

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where a(t) > 0 is the mesh dimension factor and also identiﬁed as the step-length controller, and Z þ is the set containing nonnegative integer numbers. The mesh has to fulﬁl some integrality necessities for the technique to attain global convergence to static points from random initial points. The matrix D has to be in the formula of ^ where G 2 Rnn is a nonsingular producing matrix and G 2 Rnn . The proGZ, gressive foundation D meets the prerequisites when G is entitled the identity matrix. The pursuit step conducts a limited exploration in the net Mt. The poll step is performed only if the examination step fails to discover a position for which f is lesser than f(y(t)). The poll step assesses the function at the positions in the poll set Pt in order to discover a location where f is minor than f(y(t)) [10, 12] Pt ¼ fyðtÞ þ aðtÞd; d 2 Dg

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It should be noted that Pt is a subdivision of Mt. If f is constantly differentiable at y(t), the poll step is assured to succeed if a(t) is appropriately small, since the progressive spanning set D comprises at least one pattern of descent which sorts an acute angle with rf ðyðtÞÞ. Consequently, if the poll step flops to discover a coordination better than the former one, the net size factor must be made smaller. The poll step which is the key tool of pattern search approach to explore the optimal point guarantees the global convergence.

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In order to extrapolate pattern search optimization procedure for bound constrained problems, it is indispensable to use a practicable primary guess y(0)2X and to keep feasibility of the iterates safe by declining any trial position that is out of the acceptable region. Rejecting unviable test locations can be achieved by applying a pattern search algorithm to the subsequent penalty function [10, 12]. if z 2 X ^f ðzÞ ¼ f ðzÞ ð10:89Þ þ 1 otherwise There is no big dissimilarity between constrained and unconstrained pattern search optimization algorithm excluding it is applied to the minimization of f (z) subject to simple bounds and to the refusal of impractical test points. It is also essential to embrace in the exploration directions D those patterns that warranty the existence of a practicable descent track at any nonstationary location of the bound constrained problem [10]. In order to have an elaborate depiction of the basic pattern search algorithm, it is necessary to state in what way to expand and contract the net size or step-length control factor a(t). The growths and reductions use the parameter /(t) and h(t), respectively, which must observe the subsequent rules: /ðtÞ ¼ T lt ; for some lt 2 f0; . . .; lmax g if t is successful hðtÞ ¼ T mt ; for some mt 2 fmmin ; . . .; 1g if t is unsuccessful

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where, T [ 1 is a positive rational, lmax is a nonnegative integer, and mmin is a negative integer, selected at the commencement of the procedure and unaffected with t. For instance, it can be considered h(t) = 0.5 for unproductive iterations and /(t) = 1 or /(t) = 2 for up-and-coming iterations [10, 12]. The process of basic pattern search method has been offered in follows [10]: 1. Select a positive rational T and the tolerance atol > 0 as the stopping criterion. Pick the positive spanning set D ¼ D . 2. Set t = 0. Choose an primary practical guess y(0). Pick a(0) > 0. 3. [Search Step], Assess f at a limited number of points in Mt. If a position z(t) 2Mt is discovered for which ^f ðzðtÞÞ\^f ðyðtÞÞ then set y(t + 1) = z(t), a(t + 1) = /(t)a (t) (optionally increasing the net size factor), and tag both the exploration step and the present iteration as successful. 4. [Poll Step], Avoid the poll step if the examination step was successful. • If there exists d(t) 2 D so that ^f ðyðtÞ þ aðtÞdðtÞÞ\^f ðyðtÞÞ, then: Set y(t + 1) = y(t) + a(t)d(t) (poll step and iteration successful). Set a(t + 1) = /(t)a(t) (optionally increase the net size factor). • Otherwise, ^f ðyðtÞ þ aðtÞdðtÞÞ ^f ðyðtÞÞ for all d(t) 2 D, and: Set y(t + 1) = y(t) (iteration and poll step unsuccessful). Set a(t + 1) = h(t)a(t) (contract the net size factor). 5. If a(t + 1) < atol then break, where atol is the least value which is deﬁned as the mesh dimension factor. Otherwise, increase t by one and go to Step 3.

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10.6.2 Pattern Search Algorithm in Simple Words The flowchart of pattern search algorithm is shown in Fig. 10.10 in the simplest way possible. At ﬁrst an initial point as well as initial step size are produced randomly as x0 2 Rn (for one dimensional problem) and D0 [ 0, respectively. Then, the ﬁtness function will be calculated in neighboring points x0 ; x0 þ D; x0 D. If f ðx0 þ DÞ\f ðx0 Þ then the point x0 þ D will be considered as the center point and D will be added to it, then new ﬁtness values will be computed. This procedure will be continued until the ﬁtness value does not get better, then the value of D will be decreased and added to center point, afterwards new ﬁtness values will be calculated again. This procedure will go on until the stopping criteria stop the algorithm. A simple graphical example has shown in the Fig. 10.11 in order to illustrate how the algorithm works.

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The most considerable feature that distinguishes heuristic optimization techniques from traditional ones is their capability to ﬁnd the global optimum point, not needing the gradient of the objective function as a great asset, so that the cost of the calculation (considering time as a resource) will be decreased. Nevertheless, their local minimization is not as efﬁcient as their global optimization, or in another words, is more time consuming in comparison with to the extent the function gets minimized. Moreover, pattern search algorithm is such a great direct local minimizer, although in some cases it has proved its power ﬁnding even global optimum point. The more problem space gets non-convex, however, the more pattern search algorithm seems to fail ﬁnding the global optimum point, because of the so many local optimum points which exist. Therefore, the pattern search algorithm will be more practical ﬁnding local optimum points rather than global ones. In addition, pattern search algorithm is highly dependent on the starting point which is normally chosen randomly so that different starting points can lead the algorithm to different solutions not probably being a global optimum point. The idea is to take the advantages of both types using heuristic algorithms as the global optimizers and direct search methods as local optimizers, in this case pattern search algorithm. Since pattern search algorithm needs a starting point and the ﬁnal answer is directly dependent on it, considering the global minimum point found by intelligent algorithms like PSO that is mostly near the exact solution as a starting point to pattern search algorithm will fasten the optimization procedure ﬁnding the more accurate point. Likewise, if there is a time limitation to calculation, using the particle swarm pattern search algorithm will not be empty of favor [10]. There are some different strategies combining an intelligent optimization algorithm and a direct search method, each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. For instance, one can be considered as a series one where a heuristic algorithm is chosen to implement a global optimization, after reaching near the global optimum point the direct search method is used in order to pinpoint the local one of the neighboring search space in which the best optimum point lies. The ﬁrst

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strategy is the simplest and fastest one which can be taken into practice. The flowchart of the ﬁrst strategy has been shown in Fig. 10.12. The second strategy can be like using a direct search method for each point found by particles (PSO) or genes (genetic algorithm) in order to ﬁnd the exact optimum point using positions of particles of each iteration as starting points for direct search methods. This approach can be more time consuming than the ﬁrst one, as the direct search process should be applied to each particle. Although, It sounds to be more accurate and also more reliable than waiting to an intelligent algorithm to ﬁnd a global optimum point, in each iteration an exact optimum point (probably not global one at the beginning) will be found so that in online implications would be at work. The flowchart of second strategy has been shown in Fig. 10.13 [10, 12]. In order to avoid implementation difﬁculties, the ﬁrst strategy has been chosen to be presented in this section. In addition, it can be turned to the other strategy readily considering a few changes in the procedure. Therefore, the ﬁrst strategy as particle swarm pattern search algorithm can be coincided as follows: The particle swarm pattern search algorithm procedure can be implemented through the following steps [6]: 1. Consider N as the size of the swarm which is mostly between 20 and 30. It is obvious that taking big numbers will raise the time of evaluation of the objective function and will influence the total calculation cost. However, it should not be too small as it can affect the performance of the PSO algorithm. In general, the number of population is obtained using trial and error method for each optimization problem, although there are some approximate methods to apply in order to get the appropriate numbers. Choose appropriate stopping criteria for PSO algorithm, considering the fact that optimization procedure will go on after getting to the neighborhood of global optimum point with pattern search algorithm which has its own stopping criteria [6].

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2. Produce the primary population of X in the assortments X(l) and X(u) randomly as X1, X2, …, XN. Henceforth, for the sake of convenience, the position of and (i) velocity of jth individual in ith iteration are signiﬁed as X(i) j and Vj , respectively. Accordingly, the particles created at the beginning are indicated as X1(0), X2(0), …, XN(0). The vectors Xj(0) (j = 1, 2, …, N) are called particles or vectors of coordinates of particles [6]. 3. Apply the generated control variables to the power network and run power flow in order to obtain state variables as they are needed in the objective function represented by Eq. (10.75). Therefore, after doing power flow the bus voltages and voltage angels will be considered as follows [6]

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Consider Z(t + 1) = Z(t) + a(t)d(t) (poll stage and iteration successful). Adjust a(t + 1) = /(t)a(t) (optionally increase the net size factor). • Otherwise, f ðYZðtÞ þ aðtÞdðtÞ Þ f ðYZðtÞ Þ for all d(t) 2 D, and Consider Z(t + 1) = Z(t) (iteration and poll stage unsuccessful). Adjust a(t + 1) = h(t)a(t) (contract the net size factor). 13. If a(t + 1) < atol then stop, where atol is the least value which is deﬁned as the mesh dimension factor. Otherwise, increase t by one and go to step 10. The flowchart of particle swarm pattern search algorithm which was mentioned above is shown in Fig. 10.14. In the next section practical implementation of reactive power optimization using the proposed particle swarm pattern search algorithm will be presented.

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Simulation Results of Reactive Power Optimization

Two algorithms as particle swarm pattern search and genetic pattern search algorithms have been implemented on two standard systems as IEEE 6-bus and IEEE 14-bus and the results have been compared. In addition, the simulation results for IEEE 39-bus New England power network using particle swarm pattern search algorithm has been presented in this section. Besides, how to implement such optimization procedures using MATLAB and DIgSILENT has been presented in Chap. 11 step by step.

10.8.1 Case Study 1—IEEE 6-Bus Power Network The corresponding data for IEEE 6-bus power grid has been presented in Appendix 1. The results for reactive power optimization on the related network will be offered in this section.

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Reactive Power Optimization Using Particle Swarm Pattern Search Algorithm

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Fig. 10.14 Flowchart of particle swarm pattern search optimization algorithm

Start

Create an initial swarm of control variables

Apply the values of control variables to power network

Run power flow and obtain the values for state variables i = i+ 1 Evaluate the fitness for each particle

Check and update the individual and global best Update individuals’ position Update the velocity of each individual

Dissatisfied Check stopping criteria

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Produce points having specified structure of reticulation around the initial point

Apply the control variables’ values to the power network

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Has fitness value got better?

Yes Use expansion multiplier

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Fig. 10.16 Voltage stability index for 6-bus power system using particle swarm pattern search algorithm

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Fig. 10.17 Voltage deviation for 6-bus power system using particle swarm pattern search algorithm

Table 10.1 Power flow results after optimization for 6-bus power system using particle swarm pattern search algorithm Bus no.

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Load consumption

Injection power

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62.97 72.45 62.98 63.86 61.82 69.30

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Active power losses (initial condition) Active power losses (after optimization) Reduction percentage

10,778,370 (W) 8,950,232 (W) 16.96121%

10,778,370 to 8,950,232 (W). Likewise, the total value of voltage stability index has increased from 2.665148 to 2.715127, and the total value of voltage deviation of load buses has been reduced considerably from 15.65904 to 1.185288 kV.

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Table 10.3 Voltage deviation and voltage stability data for 6-bus power system using particle swarm pattern search algorithm Voltage deviation of load buses

Bus no.

Voltage stability index value V/V0 ideal value = 1 Initial status After optimization

Initial status kV

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0.9009016 0.8845708 0.8796755 2.665148

4.881641 4.934923 5.842471 15.65904

0.03538300 0.02064700 1.129258 1.185288

0.9161407 0.9021702 0.8968166 2.715127

Fig. 10.18 Reactive power optimization trend for 6-bus power system using genetic pattern search algorithm

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The initial conditions and power flow results for 6-bus power network are presented in Table 10.18. In addition, the corresponding data after the optimization procedure on the same power grid are presented as below Figs. 10.18, 10.19 and 10.20. Considering Tables 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6, a marked improvement is obvious in the operational parameters. Active power losses have decreased from 10,778,370 to 8,950,550 (W). Similarly, the total value of voltage stability index has increased from 2.665148 to 2.712409, and the total value voltage deviation of load buses has reduced from 15.65904 to 2.127879 kV.

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Table 10.4 Power flow results after optimization for 6-bus power system using genetic pattern search algorithm Bus no.

Voltage magnitudes and angles V (kV) h (degree)

Load consumption

Injection power

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62.96 72.45 62.98 63.86 61.87 69.30

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Active power losses (initial condition) Active power losses (after optimization) Reduction percentage

10,778,370 (W) 8,950,550 (W) 16.95826%

Table 10.6 Voltage deviation and voltage stability data for 6-bus power system using genetic pattern search algorithm Voltage deviation of load buses

Bus no.

Voltage stability index value V/V0 Ideal value = 1 Initial status After optimization

Initial status kV

After optimization kV

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0.9009016 0.8845708 0.8796755 2.665148

4.881641 4.934923 5.842471 15.65904

0.4280500 0.3137400 1.386089 2.127879

0.9152744 0.9011948 0.8959399 2.712409

10.8.2 Case Study 2—IEEE 14-Bus Power Network The corresponding data to IEEE 14-bus power grid are accessible in Appendix 2. The results for reactive power optimization on the related network will be presented in this section.

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The initial circumstances and power flow results for 14-bus power network are presented in Table 10.22. In addition, the corresponding data after the optimization procedure on the same power grid are presented as below Figs. 10.21, 10.22 and 10.23.

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Fig. 10.21 Reactive power optimization trend for 14-bus power system using particle swarm pattern search algorithm

Fig. 10.22 Voltage stability index for 14-bus power system using particle swarm pattern search algorithm

Regarding Tables 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9, active power losses have decreased from 16,710,700 to 9,823,200 (W). Likewise, the total value of voltage stability index has increased from 8.953467 to 9.708002 and total value of voltage deviation of load buses has reduced considerably from 219.7092 to 56.17259 kV.

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Fig. 10.23 Voltage deviation for 14-bus power system using particle swarm pattern search algorithm

Table 10.7 Power flow results after optimization for 14-bus power system using particle swarm pattern search algorithm Bus no.

Voltage magnitudes and angles V (kV) h (degree)

Load consumption

Injection power

Pl (MW)

Ql (MVar)

PG (MW)

QG (MVar)

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125.376906 121.000004 114.908254 116.456311 117.737189 116.381916 114.224630 114.805564 112.753677 112.559232 114.056146 114.573162 113.897577 111.226337

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Table 10.9 Voltage deviation and voltage stability data for 14-bus power system using particle swarm pattern search algorithm Bus no.

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Initial status kV

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9.409176 8.398882 8.563136 8.728775 7.977896 7.835140 7.761442 7.822556 7.780087 7.718829 7.538748 8.953467

6.499059 16.96615 15.24372 13.45913 21.72454 23.25914 24.08241 23.42380 23.91052 24.58441 26.55627 219.7092

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The initial circumstances and power flow results for 14-bus power network are presented in Table 10.22. In addition, the corresponding data after the optimization procedure on the same power grid are presented as below Figs. 10.24, 10.25 and 10.26. Referring to Tables 10.10, 10.11 and 10.12, active power losses have decreased remarkably from 16,710,700 to 9,862,619 (W). Similarly, the total value of voltage stability index increased from 8.953467 to 9.655891 and the total value of voltage deviation of load buses has reduced considerably from 219.7092 to 57.82206 kV.

10.8.3 Case Study 3—IEEE 39-Bus New England Power Network The corresponding data to IEEE 39-bus New England power grid are accessible in Appendix 3. The results for reactive power optimization on the related network will be presented in this section.

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Fig. 10.24 Reactive power optimization trend for 14-bus power system using genetic pattern search algorithm

Fig. 10.25 Voltage stability index for 14-bus power system using genetic pattern search algorithm

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Fig. 10.26 Voltage deviation for 14-bus power system using genetic pattern search algorithm

Table 10.10 Power flow results after optimization for 14-bus power system using genetic pattern search algorithm Bus no.

Voltage magnitudes and angles V (kV) h (degree)

Load consumption

Injection power

Pl (MW)

Ql (MVar)

PG (MW)

QG (MVar)

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Table 10.11 Active power losses data for 14-bus power system using genetic pattern search algorithm

Active power losses (Initial condition) Active power losses (After optimization) Reduction percentage

16710700 (W) 9862619 (W) 40.98023%

Table 10.12 Voltage deviation and voltage stability data for 14-bus power system using genetic pattern search algorithm Bus no.

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9.409176 8.398882 8.563136 8.728775 7.977896 7.835140 7.761442 7.822556 7.780087 7.718829 7.538748 8.953467

6.499059 16.96615 15.24372 13.45913 21.72454 23.25914 24.08241 23.42380 23.91052 24.58441 26.55627 219.7092

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The initial circumstances and power flow results for 39-bus New England power network are presented in Table 10.13. In addition, the corresponding data after the optimization procedure on the same power grid are presented as below Fig. 10.27. One of the best criteria that can be taken into consideration as the calculation cost is Number of Function Evaluation (NFE) when it comes to comparing the performance of two or more intelligent algorithms, especially the ones which do not use the gradient of objective functions but the function itself. As it can be inferred from the name, each time the algorithm refers to the objective function to work its value out the amount of NFE increases by one. Eventually, the best optimum point found by every algorithm can be compared to one another in relation to their NFE. In addition, NFE itself can be considered as a stopping criterion as well based on the requirements of the corresponding study. As mentioned before, one of the beneﬁts of using MATLAB and DIgSILENT together is to take the advantages of built-in toolboxes and functions in both. After the optimization procedure small signal analysis (Eigenvalue or Modal Analysis) has been carried out for the grid in PowerFactory without experiencing

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Fig. 10.27 Reactive power optimization trend for 39-bus New England power system using particle swarm pattern search algorithm

Fig. 10.28 Eigenvalues of 39-bus New England power system without power system stabilizers after optimization

programming difﬁculties and the result has been shown in Fig. 10.28. The steps how to calculate eigenvalues has been presented in Chap. 11. According to Tables 10.14, 10.15 and 10.16, active power losses have decreased from 28,194,720 to 26,266,740 (W) via adjusting the terminal voltages of

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Table 10.13 Active power losses data of IEEE 39-bus New England power system using particle swarm pattern search algorithm Bus name

Voltage magnitudes p.u.

Voltage angles deg.

Generators P (MW)

Q (Mvar)

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1.0474 1.0487 1.0302 1.0039 1.0053 1.0077 0.9970 0.9960 1.0282 1.0172 1.0127 1.0002 1.0143 1.0117 1.0154 1.0318 1.0336 1.0309 1.0499 0.9912 1.0318 1.0498 1.0448 1.0373 1.0576 1.0521 1.0377 1.0501 1.0499 1.0475 0.9820 0.9831 0.9972 1.0123 1.0493 1.0635 1.0278 1.0265 1.0300

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– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 146.16 198.25 205.14 109.91 165.76 212.41 101.18 0.44 22.84 88.28

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Table 10.14 Power flow results after optimization for 39-bus New England power system using particle swarm pattern search algorithm Active power losses (Initial condition) Active power losses (After optimization) Reduction percentage

28194720 (W) 26266740 (W) 6.84%

Table 10.15 The tap setting of transformers of IEEE 39-bus New England power system after optimization Bus no.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Voltage magnitudes and angles V (kV) h (degree) 364.810659 370.798179 372.902266 374.141517 374.772457 375.577162 372.536129 371.586660 366.270135 377.511546 376.869300 150.734523 377.168446 376.168387 375.663420 376.505858 375.344286 374.016041 379.190499 237.505552 375.538973 378.827835 377.526406 377.641053 375.556902 376.153057 374.094746 371.978374 370.455789 17.130497

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Injection power

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Ql (Mvar)

PG (MW)

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– – 322.0 500.0 – – 233.8 522.0 – – – 7.5 – – 320.0 329.0 – 158.0 – 628.0 274.0 – 247.5 308.6 224.0 139.0 281.0 206.0 283.5 –

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Load consumption Pl (MW)

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QG (Mvar)

17.926045 17.584661 17.681268 16.557073 17.899414 18.144109 17.536826 17.563459 355.349990

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179.62643204 82.93753618 328.35318619 −164.8434324 128.77506507 46.86633642 19.78359724 −58.73820034 −332.33380789

0.000000 2.436932 4.575524 4.375941 6.135797 8.626973 3.495544 8.560209 −7.996433

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Table 10.16 The data for transmission lines and transformers of IEEE 6-bus standard power system From bus

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power grid in which reactive power optimization is one of the most influential ones. Reactive power optimization investigates the operational condition of reactive power sources in AC power systems in order to have a minimum reactive power current flowing in transmission systems to lessen active power losses associated with it. There are three main parameters on which power system operators have control, as the voltage magnitude of PV busbars, reactive power output of compensators and tap setting of transformers which have under-load tap changer facility. It seems quite obvious that the number of controlling parameters can be so many in a real power network so as there are eight dimensions in a 14-bus power grid. In addition, since there is a tough association between plenty of parameters in electric power systems, reactive power optimization is a very nonlinear and nonconvex problem comprising discrete and continuous variables simultaneously, which has a lot of local optimum points so that traditional optimization algorithms, most of which are based on the gradient of objective function, lose their performance. Heuristic optimization methods have proven their performance in such complex optimization problems and it will be efﬁcient to be able to use them in reactive power optimization problem as well. Two heuristic algorithms in combination with direct search optimization methods have been applied to three standard power grids and the results have been presented. Genetic and particle swarm optimization algorithms are great methods in terms of global optimization, whereas pattern search optimization method is remarkable in the respect of local optimization. Therefore, using a combination of a global optimizer and a local one will have so many beneﬁts in its favor. There are plenty of articles, book chapters, books etc. in this respect so that each ones’ advantages can be taken. This chapter tries to focus on the fundamentals and implementation of reactive power optimization problem using MATLAB and DIgSILENT and creating an effectual link between them. It will avail engineers of using the professional tools of PowerFactory DIgSILENT in the respect of electrical engineering as stability analysis, power flow calculations etc. Besides, MATLAB also has got a lot of toolboxes and flexibility while optimizing problems, using artiﬁcial intelligence. The method has been presented for a simple standard power grid step by step using particle swarm pattern search algorithm in Chap. 11, while both MATLAB and DIgSILENT ﬁles for both approaches have been presented in book attachment as particle swarm pattern search and genetic pattern search for IEEE 6- and 14-bus power grids. In addition, reactive power optimization using built-in particle swarm and pattern search algorithm on IEEE 39-bus New England power system has been depicted in Chap. 11.

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Appendix 2: IEEE 14-Bus Standard Power System The single-line diagram of IEEE 14-bus power network has been presented in Fig. 10.30 and the corresponding data are given in Tables 10.20, 10.21 and 10.22.

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58.12 69.3 58.07 59.11 57.16 66.15

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Appendix 3: IEEE 39-Bus New England Power System The Single-line diagram of IEEE 39-bus New England power system has been shown in Fig. 10.31 and the corresponding data are given in Tables 10.23, 10.24, 10.25, 10.26, 10.27 and 10.28. The nominal frequency of the New England transmission system is 60 Hz and the main voltage level is 345 kV (nominal voltage). For nodes at a different voltage level, following nominal voltages have been assumed for the PowerFactory model: Bus 12–138 kV, Bus 20–230 kV, Bus 30 and Bus 38–16.5 kV [13].

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Table 10.23 Load demands of IEEE 39-bus New England power system [13] Line Line Line Line Line Line Line Line Line Line Line Line Line Line Line Line Line Line Line

01–02 01–39 02–03 02–25 03–04 03–18 04–05 04–14 05–06 05–08 06–07 06–11 07–08 08–09 09–39 10–11 10–13 13–14

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01 01 02 02 03 03 04 04 05 05 06 06 07 08 09 10 10 13

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Reactive Power Optimization Using MATLAB and DIgSILENT Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei, Ali Jafari Aghbolaghi, Narges Sadat Boushehri and Farid Hojjati Parast

Abstract There are plenty of methods to implement reactive power optimization, such as coding in MATLAB on its own or DIgSILENT, both of which are powerful pieces of software in the electrical engineering respect. However, on one hand MATLAB has a lot of toolboxes, functions, flexibility etc. when it comes to be used in implementation of artiﬁcial intelligence and heuristic algorithms. On the other hand, DIgSILENT is such a powerful tool while studying power network stability, power flow calculations, ready-to-use equipment blocks etc., which provides operators with the simplicity of carrying out their studies. Therefore, it would be very efﬁcient to be available of using both pieces of software in parallel in order to take each one’s advantages. In this method, calculations related to power network are executed in DIgSILENT, the ones related to heuristic algorithms are carried out in MATLAB. Although both of them are able to put the whole procedure into practice solely, the point is to take the redeeming features of both to do the process as fast, simple, accurate as possible.

N. Mahdavi Tabatabaei (&) Electrical Engineering Department, Seraj Higher Education Institute, Tabriz, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] A. Jafari Aghbolaghi F. Hojjati Parast Andishmand Shomal Gharb Engineering Consultancy, Zanjan, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] F. Hojjati Parast e-mail: [emailprotected] N.S. Boushehri Department of Management, Taba Elm International Institute, Tabriz, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] © Springer International Publishing AG 2017 N. Mahdavi Tabatabaei et al. (eds.), Reactive Power Control in AC Power Systems, Power Systems, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-51118-4_11

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There are plenty of methods to implement reactive power optimization, such as coding in MATLAB on its own or DIgSILENT, both of which are powerful pieces of software in the electrical engineering respect. However, on one hand MATLAB has a lot of toolboxes, functions, flexibility etc. when it comes to be used in implementation of artiﬁcial intelligence and heuristic algorithms. On the other hand, DIgSILENT is such a powerful tool while studying power network stability, power flow calculations, ready-to-use equipment blocks etc., which provides operators with the simplicity of carrying out their studies. Therefore, it would be very efﬁcient to be available of using both pieces of software in parallel in order to take each one’s advantages. In this method, calculations related to power network are executed in DIgSILENT, the ones related to heuristic algorithms are carried out in MATLAB. Although both of them are able to put the whole procedure into practice solely, the point is to take the redeeming features of both to do the process as fast, simple, accurate as possible. The reason why it is beneﬁcial to employ MATLAB and DIgSILENT both together to optimize reactive power in AC power systems is to simplify some basic approaches which should be done, although they are not the very case on which need to be concentrated. Therefore, using some ready-to-use tools and techniques will avail researchers of skipping the affairs that do not need to be spent much time on. For instance, in the reactive power optimization problem power flow calculations, stability analysis, modelling equipment etc. are not inevitable to use, whereas they are readily accessible without programming difﬁculties in DIgSILENT software. Thus, avoiding some routine and basic affairs, researchers could focus their energy on the further studies. This section will present an efﬁcient approach using both MATLAB and DIgSILENT software in order to put reactive power optimization into practice so that both pieces of software will work in parallel until the optimum point has been found.

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The theoretical aspect of reactive power optimization has been presented elaborately in Chap. 10. In this section, DIgSILENT will do power flow calculations and other processes related to optimization procedure will be carried out by MATLAB. One of the best ways to couple MATLAB and DIgSILENT is to use text ﬁles to exporting data, importing data and also to issue orders to the both applications. It should be noted that it is assumed the reader has an intermediate level of knowledge of using DIgSILENT and MATLAB.

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Having traced the power network in DIgSILENT and coded the optimization algorithm in MATLAB, the general procedure of reactive power optimization coupling DIgSILENT and MATLAB will be as follows: 1. At the beginning, control variables are initiated by optimization algorithm within feasible bounds and then are written in a text ﬁle named “ToDIg.txt”, while DIgSILENT is already waiting to a command from MATLAB to do the power flow calculations. 2. MATLAB sends a command to run the power flow to DIgSILENT via a text ﬁle named “Couple.txt”, which contains either “0” or “1” as stop or start order and/or “2” noting end of the procedure (completely stop DIgSILENT). Since the commands will be commuted between DIgSILENT and MATLAB steadily in a text ﬁle as “Couple.txt”, if “0” is stop command to DIgSILENT, it is start command to MATLAB and/or vice versa. In this chapter, 1 is used to start DIgSILENT and 0 to stop it. 3. After getting run command, DIgSILENT reads the new control variables created and written by MATLAB into “ToDIg.txt” and applies them to the power network and implements power flow calculations. After ﬁnishing power flow, DIgSILENT writes new state values as voltage magnitudes and angles of all busbars into another text ﬁle named “LoadFlow.txt”. Then it writes “0” in “Couple.txt” to send an order as to start MATLAB to continue the procedure. 4. MATLAB starts to calculate and investigate the ﬁtness function. If the stopping criteria have been reached, the optimization procedure gets over and the best coordinates found so far will be chosen as the best values for the control variables, if not, the optimization algorithm produces new set of control variables and writes in “ToDIg.txt” to send to DIgSILENT. Then the procedure continues from step 2 again. The simple flowchart of above-presented approach has been shown in Fig. 11.1 to elaborate the trend. It will be presented step by step in the next section as elaborate as possible considering the fact that reader has intermediate level of knowledge using MATLAB and DIgSILENT. Hence, optimizing reactive power in order to reduce active power losses in AC power systems based on the approach presented in this chapter has two different stages. One is preparing a power network in DIgSILENT software and the other is coding the optimization algorithm in MATLAB software, both of which will be explained step by step in the next phases of the chapter.

11.2.1 First Step—Tracing a 6-Bus IEEE Standard Power Network in DIgSILENT The ﬁrst step toward putting reactive power optimization into practice using MATLAB and DIgSILENT is to have a network ready in DIgSILENT to apply the

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Initialize control variables using intelligent algorithms in MATLAB

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Send run signal to DIgSILENT (“Couple.txt”)

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Send run signal to MATLAB (“Couple.txt”)

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Is stopping criterion satisfied?

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optimization algorithm on. The IEEE 6-bus standard system given in the appendices section of Chap. 10 is used in order to elaborate the approach. The power grid has already traced for you and the corresponding ﬁle has been presented in the book attachments, although a brief explanation how to create a project is presented. The base values are considered as follows:

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To build a new project, the instruction below should be followed: Open DIgSILENT software, go to File Menu ! New ! Project (Fig. 11.2), then enter the project name in the matching ﬁeld (Fig. 11.3), then leave all other settings as default and click on OK. Start tracing the 6-bus power grid (Fig. 11.4) with the given data in appendices section of Chap. 10 (use the software’s user manual for more information). Figure 11.5 shows the 6-bus power grid after being traced in DIgSILENT, its ﬁle has been presented in the book attachments as well and it can be imported to the software in order to avoid drawing it again. After tracing the basic network, there are some extra steps which should be done.

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How to Enter Operational Limitations of Generators

To enter operational limitations of generators, double click on bus-6 generator (Fig. 11.6) ! go to “Load Flow” tab and tick “Use Limits Speciﬁed in Type” in Reactive Power Operational Limits section (Fig. 11.7). Then go to “Basic Data” tab ! “Right Arrow” in front of Type (Fig. 11.8), then enter the values of Nominal

Fig. 11.2 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—creating a new project [1]

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Fig. 11.4 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—tracing sheet [1]

Apparent Power, Nominal Voltage etc. ! then go to Power Flow tab on the same page (Fig. 11.9) and enter Reactive Power Limits. The same procedure as generators should be done to the synchronous condensers for which the parameter is “qgini” (Fig. 11.10). It should be noted that every ﬁled and variable in DIgSILENT has a separate parameter which will be at work when it comes to be used in DIgSILENT

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Fig. 11.5 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—IEEE 6-bus power grid [1]

Fig. 11.6 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—the main page of synchronous generators [1]

Programming Language (DPL) to assign and/or read the values of different parameters. To work out what the parameter for a speciﬁc ﬁeld is, just hold mouse pointer on the ﬁeld then the parameter will be shown, for example, the voltage magnitude parameter for generators is “usetp” (Fig. 11.11).

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Fig. 11.7 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—the main page of synchronous generators, “Load Flow” tab [1]

Fig. 11.8 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—adjusting nominal apparent power of synchronous generators [1]

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In order to set initial tap settings for the transformers to be in an appropriate form for controlling by DPL, double click on a transformer ! click on “Right Arrow” in front of “Type” (Fig. 11.12) ! enter the values for “Rated Power”, “Rated Voltage” etc. (Fig. 11.13) ! then go to VDE/IEC “Short-Circuit” tab (Fig. 11.14)

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Fig. 11.9 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—adjusting reactive power limitations of synchronous generators [1]

Fig. 11.10 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—adjusting voltage magnitudes of synchronous generators [1]

and enter the values for “Additional Voltage Per Tap” = 0.0001, “Neutral Position” = 10,000, “Minimum Position” = 9100 and “Maximum Position” = 11,100 according to 6-bus IEEE power grid then click OK ! go to “Power Flow” tab (Fig. 11.15), you will see the tap changer data that you have already assigned. The parameter for tap setting is “nntap” which is shown when holding mouse pointer on “Tap Position” ﬁeld.

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Fig. 11.11 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—the main page for transformers [1]

Fig. 11.12 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—the main page for transformers, “Basic Data” tab [1]

11.2.2 Second Step—How to Use DIgSILENT Scripting Facility There are some prerequisite steps while using DIgSILENT scripting facility, such as creating a DPL command set, creating a general set and introducing external variables to the DPL command set, each of which are representatives of parameters that are needed in order to control or extract values of parameters from equipment

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Fig. 11.13 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—adjusting tap settings of transformers [1]

Fig. 11.14 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—the main page for transformers, “Load Flow” tab [1]

during the optimization procedure. All the steps have been represented in the following sections.

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How to Create a DPL Command Set

In order to have an efﬁcient communication between MATLAB and DIgSILENT scripting is inevitable. To write a script in DIgSILENT click on “Open Data

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Fig. 11.16 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—“data manager” [1]

Manager” on the main toolbar (Fig. 11.16) ! click on “New Object” on the “Data Manager” window and choose “DPL Command and more” (Fig. 11.17), then click on OK ! write the script in the “Scrip” tab of “DPL Command” window (Fig. 11.18). The corresponding script to reactive power optimization for IEEE 6-bus power network has been given in the attachments.

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Fig. 11.17 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—creating DPL command [1]

Fig. 11.18 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—“DPL command” window [1]

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How to Create a “General Set” and Introduce It to DPL

There are a few other steps toward being able to use DPL dynamically in order to assign and export data, for instance, deﬁning control and state variables to the written script in DPL. First, select all the equipment and right click on ! “Deﬁne” ! “General Set” (Fig. 11.19). To introduce the control variables of the network to the corresponding DPL, click on “Open Data Manager” on the main toolbar (Fig. 11.16) ! right click on the script you have already created and

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Fig. 11.19 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—creating general set [1]

Fig. 11.20 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—introducing “General Set” to DPL command [1]

then click on “Edit” (Fig. 11.20) ! in the “Basic Options” tab, select the general set to your script (Figs. 11.21 and 11.22). Please note that the settings related to the “General Set” section may be necessary to be done again after exporting the network in order to use it elsewhere, otherwise the DPL would not be able to access the equipment.

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Fig. 11.21 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—introducing “General Set” to DPL command [1]

Fig. 11.22 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—introducing “General Set” to DPL command [1]

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How to Introduce External Variables to DPL

In the “DPL Command” window and in the “External Objects” section the state variables should be deﬁned. To do this, click on “Name” ﬁled and assign a variable name like “G2” as the voltage magnitude variable of the generator of bus-2 ! double click in the “Object” ﬁled and select Generator-2 from the list (Fig. 11.23). In order to be available of using power flow calculations in the script, it should be deﬁned just like control variables (Fig. 11.24). The ﬁnal phase is to write the script in the scripting window. The corresponding script has written and explained step by step in the next stages.

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Fig. 11.23 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—deﬁning external variables to the DPL [1]

Fig. 11.24 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—introducing “Load Flow Calculation” function to DPL [1]

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How to Write Scripts for DIgSILENT and MATLAB Step by Step

This section will present an expressive explanation of the written script for DIgSILENT and MATLAB step by step. It would be better to describe the written script for reactive power optimization using presented method dynamically switching from one piece of software to the other, so the procedure of the written

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program in both pieces of software will be easy to comprehend. The procedure has been explained in following just as it will run and switch between two pieces of software practically.

Initializing MATLAB Software Since the suggested procedure of optimizing reactive power using DIgSILENT and MATLAB has programmed the way to consider MATLAB as the main calculator and DIgSILENT as the implicit one, the procedure turns out to be started by MATLAB [2].

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%Creating 'ToDIg.txt' file to export the control variables values to be imported in DIgSILENT t=fopen('ToDIg.txt','w'); fprintf(t,'%d %d %d %d %d %d',1.1,1.05,9725,9100,0,0); fclose(t); % Making a blank "Couple.txt" file to order the switching process between MATLAB and DIgSILENT t=fopen('Couple.txt','w'); fprintf(t,'%d',0); fclose(t); % Waiting for DIgSILENT to Carry Out Power Flow Calculation a=0; while a==0 pause(0.01); a=load('Couple.txt'); end

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In the codes above, ‘clear’ was used to clear all possible existent variables in workplace, ‘clc’ to clear the workplace itself, ‘close all’ to close all possible open ﬁgures, and ‘hold on’ to retain the current graph and to add another graph to it. MATLAB adjusts the axes ranges to display full range of the added graphs. ‘CostFunction = @(x) OF_GA_PSO_PS(x);’ is used to deﬁne ‘OF_GA_PSO_PS (x)’ as the ‘CostFunction’ which is used within the PSO codes that will be presented in the next steps. ‘tic’ in the beginning and ‘toc’ at the end of the entire code are used to measure calculation time. In addition, ‘VarMin’ and ‘VarMax’ consist of lower and upper bounds of the control variables which were presented in appendices section of Chap. 10, and ‘nVar’ is the number of control variables, respectively [2]. In order to enter the values for control variables into DIgSILENT a ‘.txt’ ﬁle as ‘ToDIg.txt’ is created using the codes presented above. In the same way, it is needed to have a ‘.txt’ ﬁle as ‘Couple.txt’ to command both pieces of software one to proceed and the other to stop. It is noted that, in ‘Couple.txt’, 0 is written to mandate DIgSILENT to carry on and 1 to MATLAB, whenever one works the other stops. Thus, in general when ‘Couple.txt’ in the scripting section emerges, it means that process is being switched from one piece of software to the other. Therefore, at the end of codes above ‘Couple.txt’ switches the rest of the process to be continued in DIgSILENT.

Initializing DIgSILENT Software Like any other programming language, there are some primary steps to take in DPL, such as deﬁning and initiating the variables that are used in the script [1].

Initializing int a; object o; double V,U,Phi,VL; double VG2,VG6,TT35,TT41,QC3,QC4; set s1,s2; string str1; a=0;

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where, ‘double’ and ‘int’ are used to deﬁne real and integer variables respectively, ‘object’ is a reference to apparatus in DIgSILENT, ‘set’ is also used to address an array of components, and ‘string’ is used to deﬁne string class variables. DPL uses the following internal parameter types [1]: – – – – –

double, a 15 digits real number int, an integer number string, a string object, a reference to a PowerFactory objects set, a container of objects

Vectors and Matrices are available as external objects. The syntax for deﬁning variables is as follows: – [VARDEF] = [TYPE] varname, varname, …, varname; – [TYPE] = double | int | object | set All the parameters should be deﬁned in the ﬁrst lines of the DPL script. The semicolon is obligatory. Examples [1]: – – – – –

double Losses, Length, Pgen; int NrOfBreakers, i, j; string txt1, nm1, nm2; object O1, O2, BestSwitchToOpen; set AllSwitches, AllBars;

Running Power Flow in DIgSILENT Based on Initial Condition Equations (10.59) and (10.61) will be used to calculate active power losses and voltage stability index in 6-bus power network, of which contain state variables that should be taken from power flow calculations. Thus, in this step DIgSILENT will run power flow on the given power grid [1].

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Running Power Flow in DIgSILENT Based on Initial Condition

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! IEEE Standard Circumstances fopen('d:\Project\ToDIg.txt','r',0); fscanf(0,'%d %d %d %d %d %d',VG2,VG6,TT35,TT41,QC3,QC4); fclose(0); G2:usetp=VG2; G6:usetp=VG6; T35:nntap=TT35; T41:nntap=TT41; Q3:qgini=QC3; Q4:qgini=QC4; ! Load Flow Calculation ClearOutput(); ResetCalculation(); Ldf.Execute(); ! Exporting Load Flow Calculation’s Result s1=SEL.AllBars(); s1.SortToName(0); fopen('d:\Project\LoadFlow.txt','w',0); o=s1.First(); while (o) { V=o:m:Ul; U=o:m:u1; Phi=o:m:phiu; str1=o:loc_name; fprintf(0,'%f\t %f\t %f\t',V,U,Phi); o=s1.Next(); } fclose(0);

In the codes above, “! IEEE Standard Circumstances” section is used to import and apply control variables written by MATLAB in “ToDIg.txt” to the power grid in DIgSILENT. “! Load Flow Calculation” sector is used to carry load flow out on the power grid. Finally, “! Exporting Load Flow Calculation’s Result” step is used to write the corresponding state variables in a ﬁle as “LoadFlow.txt” to be imported in MATLAB for further calculations. In order to ﬁnd a parameter name for each kind of equipment follow the instruction below: Do right click on the “Result Box” of the equipment ! “Edit Format for Nodes” (Fig. 11.25) ! Right click on “Variable” column ! “Insert Row(s)” (Fig. 11.26) ! Double click on the newly created row ! a new window entitled

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Fig. 11.25 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—“Edit Format for Nodes” [1]

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“Variable Selections” will be opened (Fig. 11.27) ! Select “Load Flow” tab in the left side of the window ! In the “Available Variables” subsection choose the set of variables which is needed ! In the “Selected Variables” subsection see the parameters which can be directly used in the DPL.

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Fig. 11.27 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—“Variable Selection” window [1]

Voltage Stability Index Process Before Reactive Power Optimization According to the method explained in Sect. 10.4.2.3, the voltage magnitudes for PQ buses should be obtained after and before reactive power optimization under no-load and loaded circumstances. Another text ﬁle as “LoadBusVoltagesFLBO. txt” has been considered to embody voltage magnitudes of PQ buses under loaded condition before optimization, and “LoadBusVoltagesNLBO.txt” for under no-load condition before optimization which will be used in MATLAB for further processes of voltage stability index [1].

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The Needed Calculations for Voltage Stability Index !! Start of Voltage Stability Index Process Before Optimization fopen('d:\Project\LoadBusVoltagesFLBO.txt','w',0); o=s1.First(); while (o) { VL=o:m:Ul; str1=o:loc_name; fprintf(0,'%f\t',VL); o=s1.Next(); } fclose(0); ! Making All Loads OutofService s2=SEL.AllLoads(); o=s2.First(); while(o){ o:outserv=1; o=s2.Next(); } ! Load Flow calculation without Load ClearOutput(); ResetCalculation(); s1=SEL.AllBars(); s1.SortToName(0); Ldf.Execute(); fopen('d:\Project\LoadBusVoltagesNLBO.txt','w',0); o=s1.First(); while (o) { VL=o:m:Ul; str1=o:loc_name; fprintf(0,'%f\t',VL); o=s1.Next(); } fclose(0); ! Making All Loads Back to Service s2=SEL.AllLoads(); o=s2.First(); while(o){ o:outserv=0; o=s2.Next(); } !! End of Voltage Stability Index Process Before Optimization

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! Send Run Message to MATLAB fopen('d:\Project\Couple.txt','w',1); fprinƞ(1,'%d',1); fclose(1); ! WaiƟng to Get Run Signal from MATLAB a=1; while(a=1){ fopen('d:\Project\Couple.txt','r',0); fscanf(0,'%d',a); fclose(0); }

There is a parameter to make a component of the network out of or back to service by the name “outserve”. As it has shown in the “! Making All Loads Out of Service” section, at ﬁrst all the loads should be selected as a set, then allocating “outserv = 1” for them one by one to make them out of service. After having all the data gained which is needed to calculate voltage stability index before optimization for further comparisons with the data after optimization procedure, DIgSILENT will send a run signal to MATLAB using “Couple.txt” to continue the procedure.

Active Power Losses Calculation Based on Initial Circumstances In order to calculate active power losses based on initial conditions to ﬁgure out how much active power losses has decreased in the reactive power optimization procedure the following code will be proceeded in MATLAB [2].

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% Waiting for DIgSILENT to Carry Out Power Flow Calculation a=0; while a==0 pause(0.01); a=load('Couple.txt'); end % Loading Power Flow Results From DIgSILENT BUSData=load('LoadFlow.txt'); BUSData(:,1)=BUSData(:,1)*1000; V G=[0.0109 0.0141 0.0140 0.0145 0.0112 0 0];

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PL1=abs(G(1)*(BUSData(6,1)^2+BUSData(3,1)^22*BUSData(6,1)*BUSData(3,1)*cos(deg2rad(BUSData(6,3)-BUSData(3,3))))); PL2=abs(G(2)*(BUSData(6,1)^2+BUSData(4,1)^22*BUSData(6,1)*BUSData(4,1)*cos(deg2rad(BUSData(6,3)-BUSData(4,3))))); PL3=abs(G(3)*(BUSData(4,1)^2+BUSData(3,1)^22*BUSData(4,1)*BUSData(3,1)*cos(deg2rad(BUSData(4,3)-BUSData(3,3))))); PL4=abs(G(4)*(BUSData(5,1)^2+BUSData(2,1)^22*BUSData(5,1)*BUSData(2,1)*cos(deg2rad(BUSData(5,3)-BUSData(2,3))))); PL5=abs(G(5)*(BUSData(2,1)^2+BUSData(1,1)^22*BUSData(2,1)*BUSData(1,1)*cos(deg2rad(BUSData(2,3)-BUSData(1,3))))); OF_IEEE=PL1+PL2+PL3+PL4+PL5; GlobalBest.Cost=OF_IEEE;

Scripting Particle Swarm Optimization Scripting PSO algorithm has done based on the PSO theory which was presented in Sect. 10.5.1. Some further explanations have been given in the script to enlighten what is going on. The “Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm” is as follows [2].

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Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm %% Using PSO as Optimization Algorithm VarSize=[1 nVar]; % Size of Decision Variables Matrix %PSO Parameters MaxIt=30; nPop=20;

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% Constriction Coefficients phi1=2.05; phi2=2.05; phi=phi1+phi2; chi=2/(phi-2+sqrt(phi^2-4*phi)); w=chi; % Inertia Weight wdamp=1; % Inertia Weight Damping Ratio c1=chi*phi1; % Personal Learning Coefficient c2=chi*phi2; % Global Learning Coefficient % Velocity Limits VelMax=0.1*(VarMax-VarMin); VelMin=-VelMax; % Initialization empty_particle.Position=[]; empty_particle.Cost=[]; empty_particle.Velocity=[]; empty_particle.Best.Position=[]; empty_particle.Best.Cost=[]; particle=repmat(empty_particle,nPop,1); for i=1:nPop % Initialize Position particle(i).Position=unifrnd(VarMin,VarMax,VarSize); % Initialize Velocity particle(i).Velocity=zeros(VarSize); % Evaluation [particle(i).Cost particle(i).Sol]=CostFunction(particle(i).Position); % Update Personal Best particle(i).Best.Position=particle(i).Position; particle(i).Best.Cost=particle(i).Cost;

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The PSO algorithm will be proceeded until the given stopping criteria have been exceeded. After having the optimization procedure by PSO ﬁnished, it is time to use Patter Search algorithm to pinpoint the exact optimum location [1, 2].

Using Pattern Search Algorithm as Supplementary Optimization Algorithm As immediately as PSO algorithm ﬁnishes its procedure, the Pattern Search algorithm starts its local optimizing. The best result discovered by PSO is considered as the starting point for pattern search algorithm to pinpoint the optimum point. There is a very complete toolbox for pattern search algorithm as a built-in function in MATLAB, of which is going to be used in series with PSO algorithm. In order to use pattern search combined with PSO algorithm as a collective one, it is needed to have the codes of pattern search. Fortunately, MATLAB has given this availability

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Fig. 11.28 MATLAB—Pattern Search toolbox [2]

to its users to extract the codes form the toolbox. It is readily accessible clicking on “File” menu then “Generate Code” after adjusting all the corresponding parameters in the toolbox window (Fig. 11.28). Referring to help documentation of MATLAB and following the written codes will reveal what has been done. After generating the script of pattern search via the related toolbox, a general structure of the algorithm will be given which has been formed to optimize reactive power as follows [2].

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%% Using Pattern Search Algorithm as Second Optimization Algorithm x0=Var_PSO; % Using Best Control Variable Obtained from PSO to Start Point of Pattern Search Algorithm MaxIterPS=60; % Maximum Number of Iteration for Pattern Search Algorithm [Var_PS,OF_PS,exitflag,output] = PatternSearchTool(x0,VarMin,VarMax,MaxIterPS); LossReductionPercent=((OF_IEEE-OF_PS)/OF_IEEE)*100;

In order to adjust corresponding parameters for Pattern Search algorithm in the scripts, another function as “psoptimset” is needed. The related function has been implemented as follows for reactive power optimization. MATLAB software itself has an elaborate guide on different adjustments of the Pattern Search algorithm which is the best resource to pursue for more information [2].

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Pattern Search Algorithm - Adjusting psoptimset

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%% Pattern Search Optimization Tool function [x,fval,exitflag,output] = PatternSearchTool(x0,VarMin,VarMax,MaxIterPS) options = psoptimset; % Modify Options Setting options = psoptimset(options,'MaxIter', MaxIterPS); options = psoptimset(options,'MeshAccelerator', 'on'); options = psoptimset(options,'CompletePoll', 'on'); options = psoptimset(options,'SearchMethod', @GPSPositiveBasis2N); options = psoptimset(options,'CompleteSearch', 'on'); options = psoptimset(options,'Display', 'iter'); options = psoptimset(options,'OutputFcns', { @PatternSearchOutputFcn }); [x,fval,exitflag,output] = patternsearch(@OF_GA_PSO_PS,x0,[],[],[],[],VarMin,VarMax,[],options);

Finishing the Optimization Procedure After having the optimization procedure ﬁnished and the optimum point found by pattern search algorithm, MATLAB sends a stop signal to the main power flow calculation loop of DIgSILENT. In addition, “toc” is used to stop measuring of how much time has been spent during optimization procedure. The codes are as follows [2].

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%% Finishing Process % Send a Signal to Stop DIgSILENT t=fopen('Couple.txt','w'); fprintf(t,'%d',2); fclose(t); hold off; toc % Wait to DIgSILENT Runs Power Flow Calculation a=2; while a==0 pause(0.01); a=load('Couple.txt'); end

Voltage Stability Index Process After Reactive Power Optimization After having the optimization procedure ﬁnished, DIgSILENT runs a power flow considering the best optimum point found under loaded and no-load circumstances,

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then writes the results in “LoadBusVoltagesFLAO.txt” and “LoadBusVoltagesNLAO.txt”, respectively. Afterwards, all the loads should be set back to service in order to have the power network in normal condition. DIgSILENT has ﬁnished its duty in this section and the procedure is switched to MATLAB to further calculations [1]. The Needed Calculations for Voltage Stability Index !!! Start Voltage Stability Index Process After Optimization ClearOutput(); ResetCalculation(); s1=SEL.AllBars(); s1.SortToName(0); Ldf.Execute(); fopen('d:\Project\LoadBusVoltagesFLAO.txt','w',0); o=s1.First(); while (o) { VL=o:m:Ul; str1=o:loc_name; fprintf(0,'%f\t',VL); o=s1.Next(); } fclose(0); ! Making All Loads Out of Service s2=SEL.AllLoads(); o=s2.First(); while(o){ o:outserv=1; o=s2.Next(); } ! Load Flow calculation without Load ClearOutput(); ResetCalculation(); s1=SEL.AllBars(); s1.SortToName(0); Ldf.Execute(); fopen('d:\Project\LoadBusVoltagesNLAO.txt','w',0); o=s1.First(); while (o) { VL=o:m:Ul; str1=o:loc_name; fprintf(0,'%f\t',VL); o=s1.Next(); } fclose(0); ! Make All Loads Back to Service s2=SEL.AllLoads(); o=s2.First();

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while(o){ o:outserv=0; o=s2.Next(); } !! End Voltage Stability Index Process After Optimization ! Send Run Message to MATLAB fopen('d:\Project\Couple.txt','w',1); fprintf(1,'%d',1); fclose(1);

Final Calculations of Voltage Stability Index After having all the data obtained via power flow calculations in DIgSILENT that is initially needed thorough processing the voltage stability index before and after optimization procedure, MATLAB gets the data and carries further calculations on them to have kind of tangible information of how much the index has been improved. The related codes are as follows [2]. Voltage Stability Index Final Calculations

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%% Voltage Stability Index Calculation VLNLBF=1000*load('LoadBusVoltagesNLBO.txt'); % Voltage-Load Bus-No load-BeforeOptimization VLFLBF=1000*load('LoadBusVoltagesFLBO.txt'); % Voltage-Load Bus-Full load-BeforeOptimization VLNLAF=1000*load('LoadBusVoltagesNLAO.txt'); % Voltage-Load Bus-No load-BeforeOptimization VLFLAF=1000*load('LoadBusVoltagesFLAO.txt'); % Voltage-Load Bus-Full load-BeforeOptimization VSI.BO(1)=VLFLBF(1)/VLNLBF(1); VSI.BO(2)=VLFLBF(3)/VLNLBF(3); VSI.BO(3)=VLFLBF(5)/VLNLBF(5); VSI.AO(1)=VLFLAF(1)/VLNLAF(1); VSI.AO(2)=VLFLAF(3)/VLNLAF(3); VSI.AO(3)=VLFLAF(5)/VLNLAF(5); hold on; figure; BarSort=[VSI.BO(1),VSI.AO(1);0,0;VSI.BO(2),VSI.AO(2);0,0;VSI.BO(3),VSI.AO(3)]; bar(BarSort); xlabel('Load Bus No.'); ylabel('Voltage Stability Index (V/V0)'); legend('Befor Optimization','After Optimization'); hold off;

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Voltage Deviation Calculations Before and After Optimization Another index as voltage deviation before and after reactive power optimization has been considered in order to work out the impact of the optimization on the voltage deviation of PQ busbars. The related data have been put in the bar ﬁgures to have an easy comparison between them. The codes are as following [2].

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%% Deviation of LoadBus's Voltages Before and After Optimization Vref=63000; VD.BO(1)=abs(VLFLBF(1)-Vref); VD.BO(2)=abs(VLFLBF(3)-Vref); VD.BO(3)=abs(VLFLBF(5)-Vref); VD.AO(1)=abs(VLFLAF(1)-Vref); VD.AO(2)=abs(VLFLAF(3)-Vref); VD.AO(3)=abs(VLFLAF(5)-Vref); figure; BarSort=[VD.BO(1),VD.AO(1);0,0;VD.BO(2),VD.AO(2);0,0;VD.BO(3),VD.AO(3)]; bar(BarSort); xlabel('Load Bus No.'); ylabel('Voltage Deviation, Unit (V)'); legend('Befor Optimization','After Optimization'); hold off;

Reduction Figures of Active Power Losses A bar type ﬁgure has been considered to indicated how much active power losses have reduced due to reactive power optimization using particle swarm algorithm as the main and global optimizer with the association of Pattern Search as the supplementary one, which is rather a local optimizer [2].

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%% Plot Bars of Loss Reduction figure; BarSort=[OF_IEEE,OF_PS]; bar(BarSort,0.1); xlabel('1-IEEE-Standard 2-PSO+PS Algorithm'); ylabel('Ploss, Unit (W)'); hold off;

Representing All Data in MATLAB Command Window In addition to the ﬁgures which are planned to indicate the data that provide us with having an easy comparison of the power network state before and after optimization, the additional and accurate data will be presented in the command window of MATLAB which are produced using the codes below [2].

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%% Indicating Results disp('======================================================='); str = sprintf('Total Real Power Losses (W) on IEEE-Standard Circumstance = %d .',OF_IEEE); disp(str); disp('======================================================='); str = sprintf('Total Real Power Losses (W) After Optimization Using PSO+PS = %d .',OF_PS); disp(str); disp('======================================================='); str = sprintf('The Percentage of Power Loss Reduction = %d .',LossReductionPercent); disp(str); disp('======================================================='); disp('The Voltage Stability Index for Load Buses Before Optimization:'); disp('----------'); str = sprintf('VSI_Bus_1 = %d .', VSI.BO(1)); disp(str); str = sprintf('VSI_Bus_3 = %d .', VSI.BO(2)); disp(str); str = sprintf('VSI_Bus_5 = %d .', VSI.BO(3)); disp(str); disp('----------'); disp('The Voltage Stability Index for Load Buses After Optimization:'); disp('----------'); str = sprintf('VSI_Bus_1 = %d .', VSI.AO(1)); disp(str); str = sprintf('VSI_Bus_3 = %d .', VSI.AO(2)); disp(str); str = sprintf('VSI_Bus_5 = %d .', VSI.AO(3)); disp(str); disp('----------'); disp('======================================================='); disp('The Sum of Voltage Stability Index for all Load Buses Before and After Optimization are as follow:');

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disp('Considering the Ideal Value is 3'); disp('----------'); VSI_Total_BO=VSI.BO(1)+VSI.BO(2)+VSI.BO(3); VSI_Total_AO=VSI.AO(1)+VSI.AO(2)+VSI.AO(3); str = sprintf('Befor Optimization = %d .', VSI_Total_BO); disp(str); str = sprintf('After Optimization = %d .', VSI_Total_AO); disp(str); disp('======================================================='); disp('The Voltage Deviation for Load Buses Before Optimization:'); disp('----------'); str = sprintf('VD_Bus_1 = %d .', VD.BO(1)); disp(str); str = sprintf('VD_Bus_3 = %d .', VD.BO(2)); disp(str); str = sprintf('VD_Bus_5 = %d .', VD.BO(3)); disp(str); disp('----------'); disp('The Voltage Deviation for Load Buses After Optimization:'); disp('----------'); str = sprintf('VD_Bus_1 = %d .', VD.AO(1)); disp(str); str = sprintf('VD_Bus_3 = %d .', VD.AO(2)); disp(str); str = sprintf('VD_Bus_5 = %d .', VD.AO(3)); disp(str); disp('----------'); disp('======================================================='); disp('The Sum of Voltage Deviations for all Load Buses Before and After Optimization are as follow:'); disp('----------'); VD_Total_BO=VD.BO(1)+VD.BO(2)+VD.BO(3); VD_Total_AO=VD.AO(1)+VD.AO(2)+VD.AO(3); str = sprintf('Before Optimization = %d .', VD_Total_BO); disp(str); str = sprintf('After Optimization = %d .', VD_Total_AO); disp(str);

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disp('======================================================='); disp('The Control Variables After Optimization are as follow:'); disp('----------'); VG_Bus2 = Var_PS(1,1); VG_Bus6 = Var_PS(1,2); TT_Bus35=Var_PS(1,3); TT_Bus14=Var_PS(1,4); QC_Bus3=Var_PS(1,5); QC_Bus4=Var_PS(1,6); str = sprintf('Generator Voltage in Bus_2 Before and After Optimization are %d and %d, respectively.',1.1,VG_Bus2); disp(str); str = sprintf('Generator Voltage in Bus_6 Before and After Optimization are %d and %d, respectively.',1.05,VG_Bus6); disp(str); str = sprintf('Tap Position of transformer 3 to 5 Before and After Optimization are %d and %d, respectively.',9725,TT_Bus35); disp(str); str = sprintf('Tap Position of Transformer 1 to 4 Before and After Optimization are %d and %d, respectively.',9100,TT_Bus14); disp(str); str = sprintf('Reactive Power Output of Synchronize Condenser on Bus_3 Before and After Optimization are %d and %d, respectively.',0,QC_Bus3); disp(str); str = sprintf('Reactive Power Output of Synchronize Condenser on Bus_4 Before and After Optimization are %d and %d, respectively.',0,QC_Bus4); disp(str); disp('=======================================================');

11.2.3 Third Step—How to Run MATLAB and DIgSILENT to Start Optimizing Reactive Power After having the mﬁles of MATLAB and scripts of DIgSILENT ready, it is the ﬁnal step to run the optimization process. It should be noted that, according to the structure used in the script ﬁles enclosed with this chapter, the mﬁle of MATLAB is the ﬁrst one which should be run and then DIgSILENT. To run the optimization procedure via MATLAB by “RPObyPSOplusPS.m” simply click on “Run” icon in

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Fig. 11.29 DIgSILENT and MATLAB—running the optimization procedure [1], [2]

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the mﬁle toolbar, and to run the script written in DIgSILENT right click on the script and click on “Execute” (Fig. 11.29) [1, 2]. Figures 11.30, 11.31 and 11.32 show the result of optimization after the process is done. The elaborate report of reactive power optimization for the same power grid has been presented in the Simulation Results (Sect. 10.8) in Chap. 10.

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optimization algorithms are available in MATLAB without suffering programming difﬁculties so much. In addition, the power network of IEEE 39-bus New England is available in DIgSILENT 15.1 which can be used as a reliable case study in terms of the correctness of the data.

11.3.1 How to Prepare the Network in DIgSILENT To do this there will be different approaches. IEEE 9-, 14- and 39-bus networks are readily available as examples of DIgSILENT 15.1 software. If they will satisfy the studies that are being done, they can be simply imported from the software’s data without bothering tracing and implementing them from scratch, otherwise the steps related to creating a new project presented in Sect. 11.2.1 will be at work. In addition, the related ﬁle has been enclosed with the chapter and can be imported easily in DIgSILENT.

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How to Import IEEE 39-Bus New England Power Network from the Examples or a File

In order to import the power network from the examples open DIgSILENT PowerFactory ! go to the File Menu and press Examples (Fig. 11.33) ! in “Additional Examples” tab choose “39 Bus System” and press Folder Icon (Import and activate Example Project) (Fig. 11.34). Then the corresponding power network will be opened and activated and is ready to put a few changes on it (Fig. 11.35).

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Fig. 11.34 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—Examples ! 39 Bus System

Fig. 11.35 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—39 Bus System ready to use

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Putting Finishing Touches on the Power Network in DIgSILENT

The next stage will be preparing the prerequisite conditions toward using DIgSILENT scripting facility. The ﬁrst step will be “Creating a DPL Command Set”, refer to the Sect. 11.2.2.1 to ﬁnd out how to do so. The next step will be creating a general set and introducing it to the DPL which can be easily found in Sect. 11.2.2.2. The third step is introducing external variables to DPL which is

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Fig. 11.36 DIgSILENT PowerFactory—DPL command set

already represented in Sect. 11.2.2.3. According to IEEE 39-bus New England Power network given in Chap. 10, there are 20 control variables as the voltage magnitude of 9 generators and the tap setting for 11 transformers, all of which should be deﬁned in the “External Objects” section (Fig. 11.36). The ﬁnal result has been shown in Fig. 11.36 and the ﬁle is enclosed with the chapter ready to be imported, containing all the necessary changes. Eventually, the script related to Reactive Power Optimization will be written in the “Script” tab in the “DPL Command” window.

11.3.2 How to Write Scripts for DIgSILENT and MATLAB Step by Step This section will represent the procedure of the reactive power optimization using built-in functions of MATLAB step by step. All the functions will be introduced where necessary in order to make it easy to comprehend. The optimization algorithm has considered to be particle swarm optimization algorithm, both of which have got their own efﬁcient functions in MATLAB.

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Initializing and Deﬁning the Problem in MATLAB

As presented in the codes below, global variables have been considered to be used. Global variables are at work when a variable comes to be used in several functions and each function makes its own changes on the variable, all of which are vital in the procedure. Their values should be set to zero right at the beginning in order to

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avoid any unexpected interference during several implementations of the process. Cost function has been written as a function itself and deﬁned to the procedure using “Cost function” section in the scripts below. The rest of the codes represents the deﬁnition of the upper and lower boundaries of the control variables. Initializing and Defining the Problem

MATLAB RPONewEngland.m

clc; clear; close all; %% Problem Definition global nfe NFE BVMin BVMax BestFunValuePSO IterationPSO BestFunValuePS IterationPS; NFE = 0; nfe = 0; BestFunValuePSO = 0; IterationPSO = 0; BestFunValuePS = 0; IterationPS = 0; CostFunction = @(OCV) RPO_Function(OCV);

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% Decision Variables % % VG02,VG03,VG04,VG05,VG06,VG07,VG08,VG09,VG10 % TT1211,TT1213,TT0631,TT1032,TT1933,TT2034,TT2235,TT2537,TT0230 % TT2938,TT1920 % Busbars Voltage Limits P.U. % % Acceptable Voltage Limitations, +-10% for 16.5, 138, and 230 kV Busbars, % +-5% for 345 kV Busbars % BVMin = [0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.90... % 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.90 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95... % 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9]; % BVMax = [1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.10... % 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.10 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05... % 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10]; % Busbars Voltage Limits P.U. % % Acceptable Voltage Limitations, +-10% for 16.5, 138, 230 and 345 kV Busbars BVMin = 0.9*ones(1,39); BVMax = 1.1*ones(1,39); % Generators Voltage Limits P.U. % GVMin = [0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9]; GVMax = [1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1]; % Transformators Tap Limits %

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TTMin = [-1 -1 -2 -2 -2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -2]; TTMax = [1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2]; VarMin = [GVMin TTMin]; VarMax = [GVMax TTMax];

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Initial Power Losses According to New England 39-Bus Network

In order to calculate initial value of active power losses according to IEEE 39-bus New England it is needed to apply initial condition to the network and after running power flow calculation of losses will be feasible. The matrix “SVCV” represents Standard Values for Control Variables which are taken from the data given in the appendix section of Chap. 10. Then they will be exported in a “.txt” ﬁle as “OCV. txt” to be imported in DIgSILENT. Finally, MATLAB will make a “Couple.txt” ﬁle as a means of exchanging commands between two pieces of software, waiting for DIgSILENT to implement its duty.

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%% Initial Power Losses According to New England 39-Bus Network % Standard Values for Control Variables % SVCV = [0.982 0.9831 0.9972 1.0123 1.0493 1.0635 1.0278 1.0265 1.0475... 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2]; t = fopen('OCV.txt','w'); % Optimal Control Variables fprintf(t,'%d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d',SVCV); fclose(t); % Making a Blank "Couple.txt" File, 0 => DIgSILENT, 1 => MATLAB % t = fopen('Couple.txt','w'); fprintf(t,'%d',0); fclose(t); % Waiting for DIgSILENT to Complete the PowerFlow Process % a = 0; while a == 0 pause(0.02); a = load('Couple.txt'); end

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Initializing DIgSILENT Software

Initializing DIgSILENT consists in deﬁning variables, which will be used throughout the procedure of optimization. Integer variables for storing and using integer values, object variables for storing equipment used in the power network, double variables for storing values for control variables, set variables for storing a group of objects, and string variables for storing string values.

Initializing DIgSILENT Software

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int a; object o; double V,U,Phi,Ploss,Qloss; double VG02,VG03,VG04,VG05,VG06,VG07,VG08,VG09,VG10,TT1211,TT1213, TT0631,TT1032, TT1933,TT2034,TT2235,TT2537,TT0230,TT2938,TT1920; set s1; string BusName,LineName; a=1;

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How to Apply Control Variables to the Network

The main loop of reactive power optimization in DIgSILENT consist in running power flow and exporting the results. Each time MATLAB wants DIgSILENT run, the procedure in DIgSILENT starts from this session, and if MATLAB sends command signal as “2”, the procedure in DIgSILENT will be over. Referring to the codes below, DIgSILENT ﬁrst reads the “OCV.txt” ﬁle written by MATLAB and then allocated the values to the control variables “VG02” to “TT1920”. Then applying the values using the external objects deﬁned in Sect. 11.3.1.2 will be feasible as done below. It means that now the values considered to be control variables are set to the values created by MATLAB. The next step will be running the power flow according to new values.

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Applying Control Variables to the Network

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!! The Main Loop of Reactive Power Optimization while(a2) ! Checking to Finish the Process { fopen('C:\Users\ALI JAFARI\Documents\MATLAB\ IEEE 39-Bus New England Power System\Reactive Power Optimization\OCV.txt','r',0); fscanf(0,'%d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d',VG02,VG03,VG04,VG05,VG06,VG07,VG08,VG09,VG10,TT1211,TT1213, TT0631,TT1032,TT1933,TT2034,TT2235,TT2537,TT0230,TT2938,TT1920); fclose(0); G02:usetp = VG02; G03:usetp = VG03; G04:usetp = VG04; G05:usetp = VG05; G06:usetp = VG06; G07:usetp = VG07; G08:usetp = VG08; G09:usetp = VG09; G10:usetp = VG10; T1211:nntap = TT1211; T1213:nntap = TT1213; T0631:nntap = TT0631; T1032:nntap = TT1032; T1933:nntap = TT1933; T2034:nntap = TT2034; T2235:nntap = TT2235; T2537:nntap = TT2537; T0230:nntap = TT0230; T2938:nntap = TT2938; T1920:nntap = TT1920;

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Running Load Flow in the Script Section in DIgSILENT

After applying values for control variables, it is time to carry the load flow calculations out. To do so, load flow should be introduced to the DPL command set as an external object, which is illustrated in Sect. 11.2.2.3. The procedure is as the following.

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! Running Load Flow Calculation ClearOutput(); ResetCalculation(); Ldf.Execute();

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Exporting Load Flow Results from DIgSILENT

The results of power flow will be exported using “fprintf” function via “LoadFlow. txt” as a comma separated value (CSV) ﬁle. The data being exported completely depends on what type of information is exactly needed within the calculations in MATLAB pertaining to the study being done. In this section voltage magnitudes, p.u. values for the voltages and voltages degrees have been exported.

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! Exporting Load Flow Results fopen('C:\Users\ALI JAFARI\Documents\MATLAB\IEEE 39-Bus New England Power System\Reactive Power Optimization\LoadFlow.txt','w',0); fprintf(0,'%s,%s,%s,%s','BusName','Voltage_V','Voltage_PU','VoltageAngle_Deg'); s1 = SEL.AllBars(); s1.SortToName(0); o = s1.First(); while (o){ V = o:m:Ul; U = o:m:u1; Phi = o:m:phiu; BusName = o:loc_name; fprintf(0,'%s,%f,%f,%f',BusName,V,U,Phi); o = s1.Next(); } fclose(0);

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Exporting Transmission Lines Power Losses from DIgSILENT

The transmission lines power losses can also be exported from DIgSILENT instead of calculating them in MATLAB using the active power losses of transmission lines equation expressed in Chap. 10. The only thing which should be done is to ﬁnd the appropriate parameter name for active power losses to be able to export the corresponding value for all the transmission lines. DIgSILENT is able to calculate wide range of parameters related to power flow without suffering programming difﬁculties. How to ﬁnd the parameter name which is used in the scripting session to export the related value

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has been presented in Section “Running Power Flow in DIgSILENT Based on Initial Condition”. Following the same instruction, “Ploss_bus1” is representative of active power losses in transmission lines and can be used in the scripting segment to export the results. The following code exports power losses for transmission lines in “TLPowerLosses.txt” as a CSV ﬁle. Eventually, DIgSILENT sends a signal to MATLAB via “Couple.txt” to let it know that power flow is done, results are exported and ready to use, then it waits to get another set of values for control variables and another command from MATLAB to run power flow based on new condition again.

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! Exporting Transmission Lines Power Losses fopen('C:\Users\ALI JAFARI\Documents\MATLAB\IEEE 39-Bus New England Power System\Reactive Power Optimization\TLPowerLosses.txt','w',0); fprintf(0,'%s,%s,%s','LineName','ActivePowerLoss_W','ReactivePowerLoss_VAR'); s1 = SEL.AllLines(); s1.SortToName(0); o = s1.First(); while (o){ Ploss = o:m:Ploss:bus1; Qloss = o:m:Qloss:bus1; LineName = o:loc_name; fprintf(0,'%s,%f,%f',LineName,Ploss,Qloss); o = s1.Next(); } fclose(0); ! Sending Run Signal to MATLAB fopen('C:\Users\ALI JAFARI\Documents\MATLAB\IEEE 39-Bus New England Power System\Reactive Power Optimization\Couple.txt','w',1); fprintf(1,'%d',1); fclose(1); ! Waitign for MATLAB to Finish the Corresponding Calculations a = 1; while(a = 1){ fopen('C:\Users\ALI JAFARI\Documents\MATLAB\IEEE 39-Bus New England Power System\Reactive Power Optimization\Couple.txt','r',0); fscanf(0,'%d',a); fclose(0); } }

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Importing Active Power Losses from Text File in MATLAB

In order to import power losses results into MATLAB from the “TLPowerLosses. txt” ﬁle, a built-in function called “readtable(‘TLPowerLosses’)” can be used,

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which creates a table by reading column oriented data from a ﬁle. “readtable” creates one variable in “TLPL” for each column in the ﬁle and reads variable names from the ﬁrst row of the ﬁle. In the following code MATLAB imports the data written by DIgSILENT in the “TLPowerLosses.txt” ﬁle and then sums up the values in the “ActivePowerLoss_W” column to work out the total value of active power losses in transmission lines and stores it in “PowerLosses.Initial.APL”. In addition, it saves the values for control variables in “PowerLosses.Initial.Position”.

Importing Active Power Losses from “TLPowerLosses.txt”

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% Loading Active Power Losses from DIgSILENT Calculation % TLPL = readtable('TLPowerLosses'); % Transmission Lines Power Losses Data PowerLosses.Initial.APL = sum(TLPL.ActivePowerLoss_W); PowerLosses.Initial.Position = SVCV;

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Reactive Power Optimization Using Built-in Particle Swarm Function

MATLAB provides a built-in function for particle swarm optimization algorithm in its recent versions. It can be effortlessly used in optimization algorithms adjusting some parameters without programming the algorithm itself. A user deﬁned function has been created as “ParticleSwarmTool” in order to gather all the corresponding parameters and the Particle Swarm built-in function in a unique mﬁle. The inputs to this function is just lower and upper bounds for control variables and the initial position which is optional.

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%% Reactive Power Optimization Using PSO Algorithm [PowerLosses.PSO.Position,PowerLosses.PSO.APL,exitflagPSO] = ... ParticleSwarmTool(VarMin,VarMax); LNFE = length(nfe);

The main function which carries out the optimization procedure is “particleswarm”, while there are a few prerequisite adjustments to be made before using the function itself. In order to access the details of the particle swarm optimization function MATLAB provides another function as “optimoptions”. The detailed information about how to use it is available either online or MATLAB software local help. In this section just the needed adjustments have been presented. “options = optimoptions (options,‘InitialSwarm’, [0.982 0.9831 0.9972, 1.0123 1.0493 1.0635 1.0278 1.0265 1.0475 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2]);” has been used to deﬁne initial point to PSO algorithm

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which is optional. Self-adjustment and social-adjustment rates have been speciﬁed to the function using “options = optimoptions(options,‘SelfAdjustment’,1.49);” and “options = optimoptions(options,‘SocialAdjustment’,1.49);”. In addition, the member of members in the swarm has been deﬁned using “options = optimoptions (options,‘SwarmSize’,20);” and so forth, to see more information please refer to MATLAB software help.

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MATLAB ParticleSwarmTool.m

function [x,fval,exitflagPSO] = ParticleSwarmTool(VarMin,VarMax) nVar = 20;

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options = optimoptions('particleswarm'); options = optimoptions(options,'CreationFcn',@pswcreationuniform); options = optimoptions(options,'Display','Iter'); options = optimoptions(options,'DisplayInterval',1); options = optimoptions(options,'FunValCheck','off'); options = optimoptions(options,'HybridFcn',[]); options = optimoptions(options,'InertiaRange',[0.1 1.1]); options = optimoptions(options,'InitialSwarm',[0.982 0.9831 0.9972... 1.0123 1.0493 1.0635 1.0278 1.0265 1.0475 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2]); options = optimoptions(options,'InitialSwarmSpan',2000); options = optimoptions(options,'MaxIter',Inf); options = optimoptions(options,'MaxTime',Inf); options = optimoptions(options,'MinFractionNeighbors',0.25); options = optimoptions(options,'ObjectiveLimit',-Inf); options = optimoptions(options,'OutputFcns',@ParticleSwarmOutputFcn); options = optimoptions(options,'PlotFcns',[]); options = optimoptions(options,'SelfAdjustment',1.49); options = optimoptions(options,'SocialAdjustment',1.49); options = optimoptions(options,'StallIterLimit',20); options = optimoptions(options,'StallTimeLimit',Inf); options = optimoptions(options,'SwarmSize',20); options = optimoptions(options,'TolFun',1e-2); options = optimoptions(options,'UseParallel',0); options = optimoptions(options,'Vectorized','off'); % The Main Function of Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm % [x,fval,exitflagPSO] = ... particleswarm(@RPO_Function,nVar,VarMin,VarMax,options);

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consisting of all the setting parameters of PSO function. The objective function will be deﬁned as the following codes.

Reactive Power Optimization Objective Function

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function [OF] = RPO_Function(OCV) global NFE BVMin BVMax; NFE = NFE+1; k = 1e15; % Penalty Factor % Calculation of Objective Function (Ploss) % t = fopen('OCV.txt','w'); % Consisting of Optimal Control Variables fprintf(t,'%d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d %d',OCV); fclose(t); % Sending Run Signal to DIgSILENT; 0 => DIgSILENT, 1 => MATLAB % t = fopen('Couple.txt','w'); fprintf(t,'%d',0); fclose(t); % Waiting for DIgSILENT to Complete the PowerFlow Process % a = 0; while a == 0 pause(0.03); a = load('Couple.txt'); end % Loading Power Losses from DIgSILENT Calculation % TLPL = readtable('TLPowerLosses'); % Transmission Lines Power Losses Data FAPL = sum(TLPL.ActivePowerLoss_W); % Transmission Systems Active Power Losses % FRPL = sum(TLPL.ReactivePowerLoss_VAR); % Transmission Systems Reactive Power Losses % Applying Penalty to the Cost Function for Keeping Voltages of PQ Busbars Within the Limitations % PF = readtable('LoadFlow'); % Load Flow Results PQBV = (PF{1:29,3})'; % Extracting PQ Busbars Voltatges PV = k*sum(BVMax(1:29)-PQBV0); % To Apply a Penalty to the Cost Function % if There is a Voltage Violation OF = FAPL + PV; end

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In the reactive power optimization function above “NFE” has been considered to work the number of function evaluation out. “% Calculation of Objective Function (Ploss) %” section tries to apply the new set of control variables to the power network in DIgSILENT and carries out power flow and the calculates active power losses accordingly. Section “% Applying Penalty to the Cost Function for Keeping Voltages of PQ Busbars Within the Limitations %” has been considered to apply a penalty to the cost value if there is a violation in the voltages of PQ busbars. The particle swarm built-in function refers to the objective function several times to ﬁgure out if the objective function has been optimized or not. In order to have access to the detailed data throughout the procedure a user deﬁned function “ParticleSwarmOutputFcn” has been used, which is a facility that built-in PSO function provides. It also can be used in order to stop the function using a speciﬁc criterion, to see more information refer to MATLAB software help documentation. The code is as following.

Particle Swarm Output Function

MATLAB ParticleSwarmOutputFcn.m

function stop = ParticleSwarmOutputFcn(optimValues,state) global nfe NFE BestFunValuePSO IterationPSO; stop = false;

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switch state case 'init' case 'iter' BestFunValuePSO(optimValues.iteration) = optimValues.bestfval; nfe(optimValues.iteration) = NFE; case 'done' IterationPSO = optimValues.iteration; end

After ﬁnishing the optimization procedure of the PSO function, the optimum positions for control variables are stored in “PowerLosses.PSO.Position” and the cost value for the values of control variables in “PowerLosses.PSO.APL”. The next step will be using Pattern Search as the supplementary optimization algorithm to pinpoint the exact optimum control variables.

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Pattern search optimization algorithm has been used as a supplementary optimization algorithm in case PSO is not able to pinpoint the optimum control variables. User deﬁned “PatternSearchTool” has been considered to gather all the parameters and settings which are needed to adjust and run pattern search algorithm all together. The codes below call the function.

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%% Reactive Power Optimization Using PatternSearch Algorithm [PowerLosses.PS.Position,PowerLosses.PS.APL,exitflagPS] = ... PatternSearchTool(PowerLosses.PSO.Position,VarMin,VarMax);

The main function which carries out the optimization procedure is “patternsearch”, while there are a few requirements needed to be met before using the function itself. In order to access the details of the pattern search function, MATLAB provides another function as “psoptimset”. The detailed information about how to use it is available either online or MATLAB software local help. In this section just the needed adjustments have been presented. “options = psoptimset (options,‘TolFun’,1e-4);” is the tolerance on the objective function which stops the optimization procedure if both the change in function value and the mesh size are less than “TolFun”. The general form to use the built-in function of pattern search is like “[x,fval, exitflag,output] = patternsearch(fun,x0,A,b,Aeq,beq,LB,UB)” in which “x” returns the position of control variables, “fval” represents the best cost, “exitflag” describes the exit condition, “output” containing information about the optimization process, “fun” is a function containing objective function, “x0” is the starting point to the pattern search algorithm, “A”, “b”, “Aeq” and “beq” are parameters of inequality and equality constraints, “LB” and “UB” lower bounds and upper bounds of the control variables, and “options” is a variables consisting of all the setting parameters of pattern search function.

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function [x,fval,exitflagPS] = PatternSearchTool(x0,VarMin,VarMax) options = psoptimset; options = psoptimset(options,'TolMesh',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'TolCon',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'TolX',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'TolFun',1e-4); options = psoptimset(options,'TolBind',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'MaxIter',Inf); options = psoptimset(options,'MaxFunEvals',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'TimeLimit',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'MeshContraction',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'MeshExpansion',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'MeshAccelerator','on'); options = psoptimset(options,'MeshRotate',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'InitialMeshSize',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'ScaleMesh',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'MaxMeshSize',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'InitialPenalty',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'PenaltyFactor',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'PollMethod',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'CompletePoll',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'PollingOrder','Success'); options = psoptimset(options,'SearchMethod',@GPSPositiveBasis2N); options = psoptimset(options,'CompleteSearch',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'Display','iter'); options = psoptimset(options,'OutputFcns',@PatternSearchOutputFcn); options = psoptimset(options,'PlotFcns',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'PlotInterval',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'Cache',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'CacheSize',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'CacheTol',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'Vectorized',[]); options = psoptimset(options,'UseParallel',[]); % The Main Function of Pattern Search Optimization Algorithm % [x,fval,exitflagPS] = ... patternsearch(@RPO_Function,x0,[],[],[],[],VarMin,VarMax,[],options);

“options = psoptimset(options,‘OutputFcns’,@PatternSearchOutputFcn);” is used to access the detailed information during the optimization procedure in every iteration as presented for PSO function in Sect. 11.3.2.9. See the help documentation of MATLAB for more information how to use it.

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function [stop,options,optchanged] = PatternSearchOutputFcn(optimValues,options,state) global nfe NFE BestFunValuePS IterationPS IterationPSO; stop = false; % This function does not stop the solver optchanged = false; switch state case 'init' case 'iter' BestFunValuePS(optimValues.iteration) = optimValues.fval; nfe(optimValues.iteration + IterationPSO) = NFE; case 'done' IterationPS = optimValues.iteration; end

After ﬁnishing the optimization procedure by Pattern Search function, the optimum positions for control variables are stored in “PowerLosses.PS.Position” which will be best point found, and the best cost value will be saved in “PowerLosses.PS.APL” which is the best minimum cost.

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Finishing the Optimization Procedure and Exporting Results

After ﬁnishing optimization procedure, the ﬁnal step will be sending a stop signal to DIgSILENT and printing the data in relation to what information was meant to be exported. The following codes are an example of such processes.

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Finishing the Optimization Procedure

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%% Sending Stop Signal to DIgSILENT t = fopen('Couple.txt','w'); fprintf(t,'%d',2); fclose(t); %% Results clc hold on plot(nfe(1:LNFE),BestFunValuePSO,'-o','LineWidth',1); plot(nfe(LNFE+1:end),BestFunValuePS,'-.*','LineWidth',1); xlabel('Number of Function Evaluation (NFE)'); ylabel('Active Power Losses (W)'); LR = PowerLosses.Initial.APL - PowerLosses.PS.APL; % Losses Reduction LRP = 100*((PowerLosses.Initial.APL-PowerLosses.PS.APL)... /PowerLosses.Initial.APL); % Losses Reduction Percentage, Total disp('------------------------------------------------------------------'); str = sprintf('Initial Active Power Losses (W) = %d',... PowerLosses.Initial.APL); disp(str); disp('------------------------------------------------------------------'); str = sprintf('Active Power Losses After Optimization (W) = %d',... PowerLosses.PS.APL); disp(str); disp('------------------------------------------------------------------'); str = sprintf('Losses Reduction (W), Total = %d',LR); disp(str); disp('------------------------------------------------------------------'); str = sprintf('Losses Reduction Percentage , Total = %d',LRP); disp(str);

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11.3.3 How to Run the Optimization Procedure After having the mﬁles of MATLAB and scripts of DIgSILENT ready, it is the ﬁnal step to run the optimization process. It should be noted that, according to the structure used in the script ﬁles enclosed with this chapter, the mﬁle of MATLAB is the ﬁrst one which should be run and then DIgSILENT. To run the optimization procedure via MATLAB by “RPO_NewEngland.m” simply click on “Run” icon in the mﬁle toolbar, and to run the script written in DIgSILENT right click on the script and click on “Execute” (Fig. 11.37). Figure 11.38 shows the result of optimization after the process is done for one run. The elaborate report of reactive power optimization for the same power grid has been presented in the Simulation Results in Chap. 10.

11.3.4 How to Run Small Signal Analysis in DIgSILENT There are a few steps through running small signal analysis in DIgSILENT. The IEEE 39-bus New England power system is already prepared for carrying out such analysis. To run the process, activate Small Signal Analysis in the Study Case section (Fig. 11.39), then choose Modal Analysis toolbar (Fig. 11.40). The equation system has to be initialized (Calculate Initial Conditions) (Fig. 11.41), then

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calculation of the eigenvalues can be executed by pressing the button Modal Analysis (Fig. 11.41). The study case “Small Signal Analysis (Eigenvalues)” contains an eigenvalue plot which displays the results (Fig. 11.41) [1].

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The main objective of reactive power optimization is to reduce active power losses in the power network and improve voltage proﬁle. Reactive power optimization problem is a multidimensional problem which has plenty of local optimum points that causes the traditional optimization methods, which mostly are based on gradient method, to have difﬁculty ﬁnding the global point. Heuristic algorithms have

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proved their high performance in optimizing these kind of complex problems, one of which is the particle swarm optimization algorithm that is highly appreciated in terms of global optimization. In addition, there are some direct search methods which do not use target function’s gradient but itself, of which are very performable when it comes to local optimization. It seems, then, applicable to use a local optimization algorithm in association with a global optimizer to pinpoint the optimum point. In this chapter, PSO algorithm has been considered as the main and global optimizer and pattern search algorithm as supplementary and the local one through optimizing reactive power in the power grid. This chapter represents a particle swarm pattern search algorithm to optimize reactive power to decrease active power losses in an IEEE 6-bus power network. The optimization procedure has done by an approach consisting of two software MATLAB and DIgSILENT which is explained step by step. In addition, another method to optimize reactive power using ready to use IEEE 39-bus New England in DIgSILENT and built-in optimization functions in MATLAB has been presented while considering the fact that the reader has intermediate knowledge how to use both pieces of software. The corresponding ﬁles have been attached with the book to use. Additional approaches containing reactive power optimization using genetic pattern search algorithm for IEEE 6-bus power grid, particle swarm pattern search algorithm for IEEE 14-bus and genetic pattern search algorithm for IEEE 14-bus have been enclosed with the book. The simulations results have been presented in Chap. 10 (10.8—Reactive Power Optimization Simulation Results) and further comparisons have been put there. Overall, the aim of this chapter was to present an introductory method through using MATLAB and DIgSILENT working together in order to avoid a few unimportant steps towards further studies in the AC power network.

References 1. DIgSILENT PowerFactory Version 15 User Manual, Gomaringen, Germany: DIgSILENT GmbH, 2014. 2. MATLAB Help, The MathWorks, Inc., 2014.

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Multi-objective Optimal Reactive Power Dispatch Considering Uncertainties in the Wind Integrated Power Systems Seyed Masoud Mohseni-Bonab, Abbas Rabiee and Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo Abstract One of the most principle optimization problems which gained the attention of power system operators around the world is optimal power flow (OPF). The OPF basically performs an intelligent power flow and optimizes the system operation condition by optimally determination of control variables. It also considers a speciﬁc set of operational constraints and technical limits for this aim, which guaranties both feasibility and optimality of the scheduled operation condition. Generally, this problem can be categorized into two main sub-problems, i.e. optimal reactive power dispatch (ORPD) and optimal real power dispatch, which are differ in their aims and control variables. This chapter deals with the ﬁrst one, ORPD, which has signiﬁcant impact on power system security. ORPD is modeled as an optimization problem with nonlinear functions and mixed continuous/discrete variables. Thus, it is a complicated optimization problem. The multi-objective ORPD (MO-ORPD) problem is studied, taking into account different operational constraints such as bus voltage limits, power flow limits of branches, limits of generators voltages, transformers tap ratios and the amount of available reactive power compensation at the weak buses. Three different objective functions are considered in the proposed MO-ORPD framework, which are minimizing total active power losses, minimizing voltage variations and minimizing voltage stability index (L-index). These conflicting objectives are optimized via e-constraint method. In order to model the stochastic behavior of demand and wind power generation, it is necessary to modify the MO-ORPD problem, and develop a probabilistic approach to handle the uncertainties in MO-ORPD problem. Hence, a two-stage stochastic MO-ORPD (SMO-ORPD) is suggested to handle the load and wind power uncertainties in the MO-ORPD problem. In the proposed two-stage S.M. Mohseni-Bonab A. Rabiee (&) Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] S.M. Mohseni-Bonab e-mail: [emailprotected]; [emailprotected] B. Mohammadi-Ivatloo Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran e-mail: [emailprotected] © Springer International Publishing AG 2017 N. Mahdavi Tabatabaei et al. (eds.), Reactive Power Control in AC Power Systems, Power Systems, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-51118-4_12

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stochastic optimization model, the decision variables are classiﬁed into two categories, namely, “here and now” and “wait and see” variables. The optimal values of “here and now” variables should be known before realization of scenarios, and therefore, their values are the same for all scenarios while the optimal values of “wait and see” variables are based on the realized scenario, and hence their values are scenario dependent. Moreover, in order to examine performance of the proposed SMO-ORPD and the impact of wind power generation on the results of SMO-ORPD, deterministic ORPD (DMO-ORPD) has also been solved in two modes: DMO-ORPD without wind farms (WFs) and any uncertainty, for the sake of comparison with the available methods in recent literature, and DMO-ORPD with WFs. In this chapter the reactive power compensation devices are modeled as discrete/continuous control variables. DMO-ORPD and SMO-ORPD are formulated as mixed integer non-linear program (MINLP) problems, and solved by General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). Also, the IEEE 30-bus standard system is utilized for evaluation of the proposed MO-ORPD models.

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Optimal reactive power dispatch (ORPD) is an important problem for power utilities from the viewpoints of system security and energy losses. ORPD is a speciﬁc form of optimal power flow (OPF) problem, in which various objective functions such as transmission losses or voltage stability enhancement indices are optimized by adjusting the generator voltages set-points, reactive power compensation in weak buses and optimal setting of transformers tap ratios.

12.1.1 Background and Review of the Recent Literature Active power losses are the most important objective function used in the classical OPRD problem. Many heuristic algorithms such as multi-agent-based particle swarm optimization approach (MA-PSO) [1], seeker optimization algorithm (SOA) [2], shuffled frog leaping algorithm (SFLA) and Nelder–Mead SFLA (NM-SFLA) [3], combination of hybrid modiﬁed imperialist competitive algorithm (MICA) and invasive weed optimization (IWO) named as (MICA-IWO) [4], combination of modiﬁed teaching learning algorithm (MTLA) and double differential evolution (DDE) algorithm [5] have been developed to obtain optimal solutions of ORPD while satisfying technical constraints. In [6], active power losses are minimized in wind farms (WFs) by PSO algorithm taking into consideration the reactive power requirement at the point of common coupling (PCC). In some papers, active power losses are considered with two other common objective functions of ORPD. At the ﬁrst category active power losses are considered with voltage deviation, while in the second category active power losses are

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optimized along with a voltage stability enhancement index. In the third category active power losses are considered with both of the other objectives. In order to handle these categories, various intelligent algorithms are employed in the existing literature, such as feasible solutions differential evolution (SF-DE), self-adaptive penalty DE (SP-DE), e-constraint DE (EC-DE) and stochastic ranking DE (SR-DE) in [7], evolutionary programming (EP), PSO, DE and the hybrid differential evolution (HDE) in [8], combination of NM and Firefly Algorithm (FA) in [9], PSO with an aging leader and challengers (ALC-PSO) in [10] and gray wolf optimizer (GWO) in [11], linear programming (LP) based method using FACTS devices in [12], nonlinear programming (NLP) based method for optimizing local voltage stability index in [13], SOA in [14], DE in [15], PSO, simple genetic algorithm (SGA) and harmony search algorithm (HSA) in [16], gravitational search algorithm (GSA) in [17]. A different research carried out on the single objective ORPD problem, in which steady state voltage stability analysis has been carried out in [18] considering initial conditions for transient stability (TS), small disturbance (SD), and continuation power flow (CPF) for minimizing real power losses. Also, penalty function based method has been presented in [19] to convert discrete ORPD model to a continuous and differentiable model. The multi-objective ORPD (MO-ORPD) has attracted the attention researchers in recent years. Similar to single objective OPRD, many algorithms utilized to deal with MO-ORPD by considering two or three objective conflicting functions, simultaneously. Most popular objective function of MO-ORPD problem is real power losses which is considered with voltage deviation (as the conflicting objective function) in [20], and solved by strength Pareto evolutionary algorithm (SPEA). Also, it is solved in [21] by non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm-II (NSGA-II). MO-ORPD problem is modeled as a mixed integer nonlinear program (MINLP) and solved in some literature with considering real power losses and Lmax index. It is worth to note that, Lmax is a voltage stability index, where it varies from 0 at no-load condition to 1 at voltage collapse point. In [22], NSGA-II and modiﬁed NSGA-II (MNSGA-II), In [23] hybrid fuzzy multi-objective evolutionary algorithm (HFMOEA) and in [24], chaotic improved PSO based multi-objective optimization (MOCIPSO) and improved PSO-based multi-objective optimization (MOIPSO) are used for this aim. In more advanced MO-ORPD problem, three objective functions are considered simultaneously. For instance, teaching learning based optimization (TLBO) and quasi-oppositional TLBO (QOTLBO) in [25], chaotic parallel vector evaluated interactive honey bee mating optimization (CPVEIHBMO) in [26], and strength Pareto multi-group search optimizer (SPMGSO) [27] are used to solve MO-ORPD problem. Moreover, in recent literature ORPD or MO-ORPD problems are solved considering the effects of technical uncertainties raised from the power system restructuring, probable disturbances, or the integration of renewable energies. In [28], chance constrained programming technique is proposed to solve ORPD problem with the aim of minimizing active power losses. Nodal power injections and random branch outages are considered as uncertainty sources. In [29, 30]

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the load uncertainty is included in MO-ORPD problem, considering different objective functions. Monte Carlo simulations (MCS) are used for handling the load uncertainties in the nonlinear constrained multi objective ORPD problem.

12.1.2 Chapter Contributions The main focus of this chapter is to solve the MO-ORPD problem in a wind integrated power system considering the uncertainties of load demand and wind power generation. Even these two sources of uncertainty are considered here, but the proposed method is generic and other uncertainty sources could be included via the proposed scenario based approach. The normal probability distribution function (PDF) and Rayleigh (PDF) are used for modeling the load and wind speed uncertainties, respectively. Three different objective functions, namely active power losses, voltage stability index (Lmax), and voltage deviations at load buses are considered. The multi-objective problem is handled using e-constraint technique and optimal Pareto sets are obtained for each pair of the above objective functions. In this chapter, for the sake of comparison with existing methods, the reactive power compensation by shunt VAR compensators is modeled as continuous variable in deterministic MO-ORPD (DMO-ORPD), while in real world problems discrete model is employed for these devices in the proposed stochastic MO-ORPD (SMO-ORPD). Thus, the DMO-ORPD is a NLP problem, while the SMO-ORPD is a MINLP problem. The proposed optimization problems are implemented in GAMS [31], and solved by SNOPT [32] and SBB [33] solvers, for NLP and MINLP problems, respectively. Hence, the main contributions of this chapter are outlined as follows: • Modeling and including stochastic nature of loads and wind power generations in the MO-ORPD problem (i.e. development of SMO-ORPD problem). • Investigation of the impact of renewable power generation on the results obtained by ORPD problem. • Utilizing discrete model for shunt VAR compensation devices in the proposed SMO-ORPD problem, since most of the pervious literature used continuous modeling for capacitor banks. • Implementation of e-constraint technique and fuzzy satisfying criteria to solve the MO-ORPD problem, and for selection of the best compromise solution, respectively. • Providing comprehensive illustrative studies for different types of ORPD problem, such as DMO-ORPD with and without wind integration and SMO-ORPD. • Comparison of the obtained results for DMO-ORPD case with previously published methods in literature, which conﬁrms the efﬁciency of the proposed method.

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12.2.1 Demand Uncertainty Characterization via Scenario Based Modeling On account of stochastic nature of the load demand in electric power systems, it is required to model the load uncertainty in operation and planning of power systems. In the general manner load uncertainty can be modeled using the normal or Gaussian PDF [35]. In this chapter, it is presumed that the mean and standard deviation of the load PDF, µD and rD are known. Probability of d-th load scenario is represented by pd (probability of demand scenario d) and calculated using (12.1). max Figure 12.2 shows the load levels. It is worth to note that Pmin Dd and PDd (minimum/maximum value of real power demand at d-th load scenario) are the boundaries of d-th interval (or d-th load scenario), as shown in Fig. 12.2. Pmax

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scenarios. In the suggested SMO-ORPD problem the decision variables (DVs) are generator voltages, tap values of tap changing transformers and reactive power output of VAR compensators in the weak buses. As it is mentioned before, the set of control variables is categorized into two separated subsets, i.e. here and now and wait and see control variables. The set of here and now decision variables ðDVHN Þ are as follows: DVHN ¼

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Simulations are carried out on the IEEE 30-bus test system. In order to show the effectiveness of the presented approach, several cases are studied as follows. (A) Deterministic optimization without wind farms (by neglecting the uncertainties of load and wind farms) (B) Deterministic optimization with the expected value of wind farms power output and mean value of load (by neglecting uncertainty) (C) Stochastic optimization with load and wind farms power generation uncertainties (uncertainty representation using scenario based approach). For the sake of comparison with available methods in literature, the VAR compensation devices are modeled as continuous control variables in case (A). While in cases (B) and (C) the VAR compensations are modeled with discrete steps as deﬁned in previous section. In cases (B) and (C), it is assumed that a wind farm with 56 MW rated capacity is installed at bus 20.

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In this case, the Pareto front is attained for IEEE 30-bus test system without considering any uncertainty and without wind power integration. The VAR compensation devices are modeled by continuous variables for the sake of comparison with the previously published works in literature. The data of compensation limits are available in Appendix (Table 12.15). Table 12.1 summarizes the acquired Pareto solutions for this case. By using min-max fuzzy satisfying criterion, it is observed from Table 12.1 that the best compromise solution is Solution#16, with the maximum weakest membership function of 0.7734. The corresponding PL and VD are equal to 4.4438 MW and 0.0092, respectively. It is also noticeable that Solution#1 corresponds to the loss minimization case in Solution#1, only PL is minimized, and the minimum value of PL is obtained 4.2875 MW. The Pareto optimal front of the two objective functions is depicted in Fig. 12.8. For this solution, the optimal values of control variables are given in Table 12.2.

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Parameter

DMO-ORPD (without WF)

Generator parameters

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It is explained that, discrete steps for compensation devices is used during this section based on the data provided in appendix (Table 12.15). Various Pareto solutions for this part are provided in Table 12.3. In order to solve the multi-objective ORPD problem by e-constraint method, maximum and minimum values of the real power loss ðF1 Þ and voltage deviation ðF2 Þ are considered, which are equal to 3.8771 MW, 3.1651 MW, 0.0428 pu and 0.0012 pu, respectively. These extreme values are reached by maximizing and minimizing the objective functions of MO-ORPD individually. It means that in Solution#1 and #20 the objectives are minimizing the PL and VD, respectively. Among these optimal solutions, Solution#16 is minimizing both objectives, with the equal to 3.2983 MW PL and the VD of 0.0099. Pareto front of answers and control variables for BCS of this case are reported in Fig. 12.9 and Table 12.4, respectively.

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Solving SMO-ORPD with WFs

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Table 12.4 Optimal control variables for the best compromise solution (Solution#16) in DMO-ORPD with expected wind-(Case-I) Control parameters

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Generator parameters

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whereas Solution#20 deals with the case of NVD minimization, in which the minimum value of NVD is 0.0431. It is observed from Table 12.5 that Solution#16 is the best compromise solution, with NPL equals to 3.5475 MW and NVD equals to 0.0101. Also, Fig. 12.10 depicts the obtained optimal Pareto front in this case. Table 12.6 summarizes the obtained optimal here and now control variables for the best compromise solution. Also, the optimal values of wait and see control variables are depicted in Figs. 12.11, 12.12 and 12.13, in all possible scenarios. Figure 12.11 shows the active power generation at the slack bus (bus 1) in all 15 scenarios. Figure 12.12 represents the active/reactive power output of the wind farm in all scenarios. The optimal amount of reactive power compensation steps are also given in Fig. 12.13.

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Parameter

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Generator parameters

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Solving DMO-ORPD Without WFs

In this case, PL and LM are considered as the two considered conflicted objectives. The Pareto front is obtained without considering any uncertainty. Table 12.7 summarizes the obtained Pareto solutions for this case. By using min-max fuzzy

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satisfying method, it is evident from Table 12.7 that the best compromise solution is Solution#17, with the maximum weakest membership function of 0.7988. The corresponding PL and LM are equal to 4.6106 MW and 0.1199 pu, respectively. Pareto front of this case is available in Fig. 12.14. Table 12.8 summarizes the obtained control variables for the best compromise solution, Solution#17, of this case.

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Table 12.7 Pareto optimal solutions for DMO-ORPD without WFs (Case-II)

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Solving DMO-ORPD with Expected WFs

Similar to Case-I, in this case, expected value of wind power as an input power is calculated by Eq. 12.37. Table 12.9 shows the obtained 20 selected Pareto solutions for this case. Among this answers, Solution#17 has minimized both objective simultaneously with PL = 3.2751 and LM = 0.1146. Figure 12.15 depicts the

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Parameter

DMO-ORPD (without WF)

Generator parameters

Vg1 (pu) Vg2 (pu) Vg5 (pu) Vg8 (pu) Vg11 (pu) Vg13 (pu) Pg1 (MW) Qc10 (MVar) Qc12 (MVar) Qc15 (MVar) Qc17 (MVar) Qc20 (MVar) Qc21 (MVar) Qc23 (MVar) Qc24 (MVar) Qc29 (MVar) t6-9 t6-10 t4-12 t28-27

1.0366 1.0286 1.0182 1.0134 1.0110 1.0434 63.0106 8.2754 0 0 7.0185 4.0128 14.2677 2.9065 7.7563 0 1.0706 0.9000 0.9956 0.9719

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Pareto front of this case. According to Fig. 12.15, it is clear that when wind power injected into the network, it substantially reduces network losses and increases network stability. Table 12.10 presents the obtained control variables for best solution of this case (Solution#17).

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Solving SMO-ORPD with WFs

The uncertainty is modeled using scenario based approach for Case-II and results of Pareto solutions are presented in Table 12.11. Figure 12.16 shows the Pareto front for Case-II with considering load and wind uncertainties using scenario based approach. Similar to Case-I, here and now control variables are shown in Table 12.12 and wait and see control variables are shown in Figs. 12.17, 12.18 and 12.19. It should be noticed that, these variables are presented for BCS (Solution#16).

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0.1247 0.1241 0.1234 0.1228 0.1222 0.1215 0.1209 0.1203 0.1196 0.1190 0.1184 0.1178 0.1171 0.1165 0.1159 0.1152 0.1146 0.1140 0.1133 0.1127

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DMO-ORPD (with WF)

Generator parameters

Vg1 (pu) Vg2 (pu) Vg5 (pu) Vg8 (pu) Vg11 (pu) Vg13 (pu) Pg1 (MW) uc10 uc12 uc15 uc17 uc20 uc21 uc23 uc24 uc29 Pw20 (MW) Qw20 (MVar) t6-9 t6-10 t4-12 t28-27

1.0371 1.0301 1.0204 1.0161 1.0136 1.0461 49.3914 0 0 1 2 1 4 1 3 1 29.2220 2.4846 1.0550 0.9000 0.9930 0.9761

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Discussions on the Results

12.6.1 Comparison of DMO-ORPD Performance with Pervious Literature In Tables 12.13 and 12.14 the obtained PL, VD and LM are compared with the results reported by some recently published algorithms. Table 12.13 shows the obtained PL and VD for Solution#1 (PL minimization), Solution#20 (VD minimization), and Solution#16 (compromise solution), whereas Table 12.14 give a comparison for PL and LM. Solution#1 (PL minimization), Solution#20 (LM minimization), and Solution#17 (compromise solution) are compared with recently published works. According to these tables, it can be observed that the obtained

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Parameter

DMO-ORPD (without WF)

Generator parameters

Vg1 (pu) Vg2 (pu) Vg5 (pu) Vg8 (pu) Vg11 (pu) Vg13 (pu) t6-9 t6-10 t4-12 t28-27

1.0151 0.9976 1.0083 1.0092 1.0246 1.0398 1.0455 0.9000 0.9821 0.9698

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solutions are superior to the previously reported ones like as gravitational search algorithm (GSA) [17], differential evolutionary algorithm [15], quasi-oppositional teaching learning based optimization (TLBO) algorithm [25] and chaotic parallel vector evaluated interactive honey bee mating optimization (CPVEIHBMO) [26].

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Table 12.13 Comparison of the obtained PL and VD in DMO-ORPD (without WFs), with the published methods PL Minimization

VD Minimization

PL (MW) Compromise solution

Proposed CPVEIHBMO [26] HBMO [26] QOTLBO [25] NSGA-II [27] DE [15] SPMGSO [27] GSA [17]

4.2875 4.37831 4.40867 4.5594 5.137 4.555 5.123 4.5143 PL minimization

4.9774 4.994831 5.2092 6.4962 5.686 6.4755 5.96 4.9752 VD minimization

4.4438 5.3243 5.535 5.2594 – – – – VD (pu) Compromise solution

Proposed CPVEIHBMO [26] HBMO [26] QOTLBO [25] NSGA-II [27] DE [15] SPMGSO [27] GSA [17]

0.0387 0.67352 0.87364 1.9057 0.6443 1.9989 0.73986 0.8752

0.0013 0.198756 0.2106 0.0856 0.1789 0.0911 0.1438 0.2157

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12.6.2 Impact of Wind Energy on MO-ORPD Problem Figures 12.20 and 12.21 summarize the obtained results of DMO-ORPD with and without WFs and SMO-ORPD for both Case-I and Case-II. According to Fig. 12.20a, it is clear that by installing wind farms on the system, real power losses (PL in deterministic and EPL in stochastic model) are reduced considerably. It is also observed from this ﬁgure that in the case of SMO-ORPD, the EPL is higher than the case of DMO-ORPD with expected wind. Besides, Fig. 12.20b depicts the obtained values for VD and EVD in both Case-I and II. It is evidently observed from this ﬁgure that, installation of wind farm leads to deterioration of voltage deviations, especially in the case of SMO-OPRD. This is mainly because of fluctuations of wind farm output power, in different scenarios. Also, Fig. 12.21 shows the obtained values of PL (and EPL) along with Lmax (and ELM) in Case-II. According to Fig. 12.21a active power losses are decreased when the wind farm is considered, both in DMO-ORPD (with wind farm) and SMO-ORPD. Besides, according to Fig. 12.21b the voltage stability of system increases in the presence of wind farm, since the Lmax and ELM reduced in both DMO-ORPD (with wind farm) and SMO-ORPD cases.

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Table 12.14 Comparison of the obtained PL and LM in DMO-ORPD (without WFs), with the published methods PL minimization

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PL (MW) Compromise solution

Proposed CPVEIHBMO [26] HBMO [26] QOTLBO [25] MOCIPSO [24] MOPSO [24] DE [15] RGA [22] CMAES [22] GSA [17]

4.2875 4.7831 4.40867 4.5594 5.174 5.233 4.555 4.951 4.945 4.5143 PL minimization

5.8934 6.6501 6.66 5.2554 5.419 5.528 7.0733 5.0912 5.129 6.6602 LM minimization

4.6106 5.3243 5.5352 5.2594 5.232 5.308 – – – – LM (pu) Compromise solution

Proposed CPVEIHBMO [26] HBMO [26] QOTLBO [25] MOCIPSO [24] MOPSO [24] DE [15] RGA [22] CMAES [22] GSA [17]

0.1323 0.141 0.12101 0.1263 0.1273 0.12664 0.1317 0.5513 0.13965 0.13944

0.1176 0.116 0.111 0.1147 0.1242 0.1141 0.1192 0.1246 0.1386 0.1382

0.1199 0.1163 0.1203 0.1254 11.821 0.12191 – – –

The obtained results imply the positive impact of wind power generation on the voltage stability enhancement and decreasing system real power losses. Also, it can be observed that the installed wind farm has little effects on the voltage deviations.

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Conclusions

In this chapter the stochastic multi-objective optimal reactive power dispatch (SMO-ORPD) problem in a wind integrated power system is studied by considering the uncertainties of system load and wind power generations. For decision making under the above uncertainties two-stage stochastic optimization model is utilized. In the multi-objective optimization framework real power losses, voltage deviation and voltage stability improvement index (L-index) are optimized simultaneously. The e-constraint method is utilized to solve multi-objective optimization problem. The obtained results in the deterministic case are compared with the recently applied intelligent search-based algorithms and it is found that the suggested method can ﬁnd better solutions for both objective functions in this case. In the stochastic case, a comprehensive set of decision variables including here and now and wait and see control variables are obtained. The offered SMO-ORPD model is veriﬁed using the IEEE 30-bus test system. The numerical results substantiate that in the presence of wind power generation, the expected value of active power losses and L-index are reduced in comparison with the deterministic case. This conﬁrms the positive influence of wind power generation on the reduction of system losses.

Appendix See Table 12.15.

Table 12.15 The data of VAR Compensation devices Bus No.

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Challenges, Solutions and Applications in AC Power Systems

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Self-excited Induction Generator in Remote Site Ezzeddine Touti, Remus Pusca, J. Francois Brudny and Abdelkader Chaari

Abstract This chapter is devoted to the analysis of a self-excited asynchronous generator working in autonomous generation mode. It proposes a method of detection of the generator operating points and the control procedures which makes it possible to maintain quasi constant the frequency values. These strategies prevent the disengagement of the generator and use a Thyristor Controlled Reactor to regulate the reactive power. The control strategies present the study of the frequency in the steady case by the use of an appropriate single phase equivalent circuit. The space vector formalism is also used to study the transitory and steady output signals. At the end of the chapter, one will discuss the experimental validation of theoretical and numerical results.

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During the last decades, due to technological and industrial developments which impose the continuous demand of energy and when the cost of different types of energy increase, the efforts were continued to look for other solutions to diversify alternative energy sources. In this context, the wind energy seems to be a promising alternative source which can accompany the classical energy sources [1, 2]. The use

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of wind turbines is an attractive solution because they can provide energy at a competitive price and mainly it does not cause environmental contamination [3]. The work presented in this chapter treats the study of a three-phase Self-excited Induction Generator (SEIG) generating power in remote site. The strategy presented allows the regulation of the reactive power. Consequently it enables the maintaining of the frequency at quasi constant values. Including Induction Machine (IM) in the wind generator, in the cases of limited electric power demand, becomes more and more expanded which explain their increased use in the electrical energy generation [3–6]. The IM is widely used because of its robustness, reliability, low cost and little maintenance [7–9]. Nevertheless, these types of generators require an external supply on reactive power needed for the machine magnetization and to establish the remnant rotating magnetic flux wave [10, 11]. In the case of Induction Generator (IG) connected at the grid, the IM use current drawn from the grid to creates the magnetic ﬁeld. In remote site, the IG can operate in autonomous mode only when capacitors are connected at its stator terminals to produce the necessary reactive power for machine but also for its load. The Self-excited Induction Generator (SEIG) has been discovered for a few decades and was experienced at several remote sites, but the wave quality is not optimized. Also, one encounters difﬁculties such as frequency and voltage control [12, 13]. These difﬁculties are due to the inverse nature of the problem when no theory is available to describe the system. Indeed in this working mode the voltage, the frequency and the rotor sleep are unknown. In order to overcome these difﬁculties and to increase robustness of regulation system this chapter presents a control law established for a resistive-inductive load supplied by a SEIG and which can be considered as a preliminary study for an electrical motors load. When a ‘real’ load is presented the difﬁculty consist in adapting the control low, because during the regulation an important transient state appears. In this regard, it is assumed that L will be maintained constant and that the voltage regulation will be realized acting only on R load. This chapter presents the theoretical background of output voltage and frequency regulation for autonomous induction generators. It covers the analysis, modeling and simulation of an isolated self-excited induction generator working in remote site. Indeed, we are interested in the studying of a system able to vary the C capacitor when the SEIG supplies a resistive-inductive load (R–L). It sufﬁces to parallel connect a ﬁxed capacitor CM and a regulating inductive load (LR) connected to the isolated network via a dimmer. This system will control the reactive power consumption variation. The total reactive power is delivered by ﬁxed capacitor CM and can be variable and so adjustable continuously by means of the TCR and the regulating inductive load. One treats, in the ﬁrst section, the steady state analysis of IM. This study is based on a single phase equivalent circuit deﬁnition while considering the concept of voltage source. One will discuss subsequently the developed frequency control law. The operating points of the SEIG are ﬁxed such that they give rated output at the rated conditions of voltage, current and speed. The objective of the various

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developments presented is to determine the exact operating points, and for that it is proposed to use as mathematical solution an iterative (Newton-Raphson) method or a graphical approach. The self-excited induction generator modeling based on space phasor formalism is treated in the second section. Subsequently, one presents the analysis of the control law effectiveness in the steady and transient state cases. In a standalone SEIG, the capacitors connected across the SEIG terminals can supply the reactive power requested by the SEIG as well as the load. In the next part of this chapter, is presented the reactive power control strategy and the operating intervals imposed on the dimmer to stabilize the frequency. The dimmer allows the capacitors value variation across the machine terminals.

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Figure 13.1 presents the global SEIG system conﬁguration proposed for operating in remote site. Considering the wind as a prime mover, this asynchronous generator, which works in autonomous mode, will provide electrical power to supply a R–L load. In this conﬁguration the capacitor bank allows to provide the reactive power needed for generator magnetization [14–17] as well as the load. This section starts by studying the induction machine and its modeling. To establish the model of the asynchronous machine, we adopt the following simplifying hypotheses: – The air gap has a uniform thickness by neglecting the slotting effects and saturation effects – The winding resistances does not vary with temperature,

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– The iron losses are neglected. – It is admitted that the magnetomotive force, which is created by each phase of the stator and rotor, has a sinusoidal spatial distribution along the air gap. These assumptions lead to consider a constant inductance. However, the mutual inductances between the stator and rotor windings are variable according to a sinusoidal law and depend on the electrical angle of their magnetic axes. Figure 13.2 represents the asynchronous machine in the electrical space (real variables reference). This ﬁgure shows a three phase n a ﬁctitious winding. They are distributed as the rotor windings of the reel coil in the objective of taking account of the self-excitation phenomenon.

13.2.1 Space Vector Concept Space vector is used in order to overcome the difﬁculties of the working with three variables by simplifying the mathematical formulation through only two variables [18]. Hence, a view of the rotational dynamics is improved using the space vector formalism. Consequently, one joins at three variables x1 , x2 and x3 which belong to the assembly of real numbers, a complex number called vector of direct and inverse components. In a ﬁxed reference, one can express this vector, denoted x, using the given relationship

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magnetic ﬁeld during the SEIG start-up step. These coils of n a turns are considered supplied by iaq DC currents (q = 1, 2 or 3). These all currents are null after the start-up step. The stator space vector variables referred to d s are denoted xs . Also, one will denote xr the rotor space vector variables deﬁned relatively to d r . The stator space vector variables deﬁned relatively to d r are labelled x0s . One can deduce x0s from xs using variable change: x0 s ¼ xs expð jhÞ where: h ¼ h0 þ x0 t represents the spatial angular gap between d r and d s , also x0 ¼ pX0 where X0 is the machine rotor angular speed. The asynchronous generator is characterized by the voltage equations written in the rotor reference frame which are expressed by the following system 8 0s 0s þ jx0 u 0s < v ¼ r si0s þ dtd u r vr ¼ r ri r þ dtd u ð13:4Þ : a a v ¼ r ai a þ dtd u The per phase winding resistances, in system (13.4), are represented by r. Whereas the fluxes linked by the rotor, the stator and the ﬁctitious windings are 0s , u r and u a . They are given by labeled u 8 r ¼ Lr ð1 þ kr Þir þ M rsi0s þ M raia

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To distinguish the L effect on the OPs, one has presented in Fig. 13.8 various cases for L values such as 0.17 H (L0 ), 1, 10 and 100 H. The case of L ¼ 100 H may be considered practically as a resistive load. From system (13.18), one deduces that R ¼ R0 , however C should have respectively the values C0 , 32:52 lF, 22:4 lF and 21:37 lF. As already indicated that, irrespective of L value, x2ð2Þ never intervenes in the OP determination. Therefore, one does not take into account x2ð2Þ in the next few analyses. Furthermore, it is noted that xex increases with L however sex possesses quasi constant values. Also, one can note that the margin for x nearly constant increases as L increases. This behavior can be beneﬁt if there are no constraints on the energetic performance of the machine.

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Fig. 13.8 Impact of L on the operating points positions, a L = 0.17 H, b L = 0.55 H, c L = 1 H, d L = 100 H

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Newton-Raphson Numerical Solution

The numerical analysis is performed using the equations system (13.18) denoted by g1 and g2 respectively for the ﬁrst and the second equation where the unknown are x and s. 8 > g1 ¼ s2 x4 RLCA0 þ s2 x2 ½LE00 RA0 þ sx2 LLs2 r 0r > > > < x2 RLCD0 þ RD0 þ ðR þ r s ÞLr 0r2 ð13:34Þ 2 4 00 > g2 ¼ s x LA sx4 LB þ s2 x2 r s E0 > > > : þ sx2 Ls2 Rr 0r x2 LD00 þ Rr s r 0r2

Using the iterative Newton-Raphson method based on the successive use of the Jacobian for the regulation of the variables adjustment pitch, it is possible to ﬁnd a numerical solution of the nonlinear static system (13.34) [25–27]. The approximation of the gi (i = 1, 2) functions by a Taylor development stopped at the ﬁrst order around the initial condition x0 ðx0 ¼ 314; s0 ¼ 1Þ to a zero target for these functions, allows to deduce the necessary variation of the variables x and s.

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Fig. 13.9 Flowchart of the iterative method of Newton-Raphson

The calculation is redone as g1 and g2 continue to exceed calculation accuracy ﬁxed in advance. The algorithm of the Newton-Raphson method is summarized by the flowchart presented by Fig. 13.9. To stop the algorithm, a convergence test which usually comprises a double control is established: The ﬁrst concerns a limited number of iterations and the second concerns the accuracy. This second test could be expressed as

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maxðjgi jÞ er

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where er is a tolerance computation ﬁxed by the operator (er = 0.001).This approach allowed to ﬁnd xex ¼ 315:6 rad/s and sex ¼ 6%.

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Figure 13.7 revealed the possibility of stabilizing the SEIG output frequency for an operating point deﬁned at the bottom of the curve. Therefore, it is necessary to choose the load R–L and the capacitor C required for the wind turbine operating at this point. Given that the curve is flattened around this point, limited variations of the R load around 19% will keep quasi constant the frequency by changing the capacitor C. Table 13.1 gives calculation and measurement example. There are ﬁve cases presented in Table 13.1. The ﬁrst was carried out for R0 = 111 X and C0 = 87.5 lF. This is the central SEIG operating point (Fig. 13.7). In the following, some variations in the R load will be tested around this central operating point « A » which is characterized by s = –5.7% and x = 312.7 rad/s (f = 49.8 Hz). These changes move the operating point to right and left of the central operating point. Regarding the second case, we choose R = 132 X (variation of 19%) that corresponds to the machine discharge characterized by the operating point whose cordinates are s = –4.8% and x = 315.8 rad/s (a displacement to the right, f = 50.3 Hz, Df = 0.5 Hz). The capacitor value should be 83.12 lF, but considering our capacitor bank we used C = 83 lF. For comparison, we have also tested (test 3) a variation of R value (R = 132 X) without changing C (C = C0 = 87.5 lF). We notice a slightly greater change in the stator angular frequency (x = 307 rad/s, f = 48.8 Hz, Df = 1 Hz). A fourth pair (R, C) was considered (a displacement to the left) such as R = 86 X (variation of 22.5%) and C = 95.5 lF which corresponds to an increase in the load. The change in C provides a smaller variation of x (x = 311.5 rad/s, f = 49.6 Hz, Df = 0.2 Hz). This case will be compared to another ﬁfth case where C is kept constant when R varies (R2 = 86 X and C2 = C0 = 87.5 lF). It is also noted a Table 13.1 Changes in angular frequency, slip and voltage versus load at constant power L = 170 mH Pw = 1884 W

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greater variation of the stator angular frequency x (x = 322.3 rad/s, f = 51.3 Hz, Df = 1.5 Hz). According to the results predicted by the developed model, Table 13.1 conﬁrms that when considering a R–L load we can improve the stator frequency stability at the wind generator output by changing C. In fact, we obtain a frequency change near zero (1%) for R variation about 19%. This change is more important (3%) if C has not changed. When the load is purely resistive, this variation may become much more important (11%). Other tests have been carried out for other operating points. They conﬁrmed identically the test already presented. The theoretical values shown in Table 13.1 are obtained from graphical method (paragraph II) or numerically computed based on the analytical study already developed. It is noted that these values are close to those experimentally obtained. By maintaining constant tan q, one can obtain an operating while keeping the frequency at quasi constant values without need of any control loop of this variable. Here q is the argument of the whole load and capacitor which are placed in parallel and connected to the SEIG stator.

13.4.1 Load Variation at Constant C The angular frequencies variations for a load R change about 22% are shown in Fig. 13.10a, b. The reduction of R values from reference point R0 ¼ 111 X can displace the OPs to the curved area in the direction of increasing speed. This can cause a signiﬁcant increase in the stator voltage frequency. This is due to the fact that C value is kept constant while varying R. In a second test we will increase the R value while keeping C constant. We can note a signiﬁcant frequency change. By against, the

Fig. 13.10 a Decrease in R value at constant C = 87.5 lF, b Increase in R value at constant C = 87.5 lF

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increases in R values are unlimited unless the machine energetic performance and voltage stability are lost.

13.4.2 R Load Variation at Variable C In this case we will accompany to any R variation a change in the value of C. Figure 13.11 shows the considered study with two tests of load tilting around the initial operating point (R0 and C0). The strategy proposed for controlling the frequency needs the deﬁnition of pairs (R, C) allowing to reach the OP in the controlled zone. With the considered machine parameters, we lead to the point A (Fig. 13.7) corresponding to R0 = 111 X and C0 = 87.5 lF. The next stage is to act on R and therefore C while respecting the following law which is deduced from tan q ¼ constant. C¼

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In Fig. 13.11 is noted that the change of the pair (R, C) while respecting the Eq. (13.36), the frequency is kept quasi constant during the wind generator operating. We also note a small change in frequency (Df 1.5%) if R varies about 20% from R0. Through against, if C is kept constant while changing R close to 20%, the frequency variation can exceed 3.5%. Figure 13.10a, b show the changes of the OP

Fig. 13.11 Tilting from R0 = 111 X and C0 = 87.5 lF to (R2 = 86 X, C2 = 95.5 lF) and (R1 = 132 X, C1 = 83 lF)

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positions for only R load variations (L and C kept constant). Figure 13.11 presents the results of the R variations with variable C. It is noted that the three characteristics are confused in the stable region shown in Fig. 13.7 when applying the f frequency control law.

13.5

Reactive Power Control

We consider the SEIG operation in remote site. By mean of the analytical method developed in Sect. 13.3, it is possible to ﬁnd a couple R, C adapted for a given inductive load L. This study leads to some operating points around the point A within the stable zone (Fig. 13.7). When the power Pw varies, the voltage regulation may be ensured by changing a resistive R load. This change concerns only the consumers who are not priority and they can be disconnected or introduced in accord with the wind power changes. The R load changes must be accompanied by a modiﬁcation of the reactive power provided by the capacitor CM in order to stabilize the frequency. One can assure the reactive power changes using thyristor controlled reactor. This dimmer mounting is controlled by the ﬁring angle w as in Fig. 13.12 [28]. Let us consider that regulating inductive load LR have also an internal resistance RLR . We talk about a load Z R . By means of this system, a reactive power consumer can be disconnected or introduced in the isolated grid. According to Eq. (13.36), the R load variation is accompanied by a capacitor change C ¼ Ceq ðwÞ through changing the ﬁring angle w. In this case, the equivalent reactive power available on the isolated grid is deﬁned by Qeq ¼

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In practice, the evolution of w depends on the previously calculated values in order to ensure a relative voltage stability obtained by coupling or decoupling the non-priority loads with maximal variation about DR ±20%. This change keeps quasi constant the voltage and the frequency without the need of electronic power converters. Fig. 13.12 Regulating load in parallel with the capacitor CM

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13.5.1 Variation of the Capacity To regulate the reactive power, a three-phase system using a balanced load Z R is considered. The CM capacitor modiﬁcation is realized using balanced regulating impedance Z R which is constituted by a resistance RLR in series with an inductance LR . This load is supplied through a three-phase dimmer as it is shown in Fig. 13.13a. The dimmer choice is due to its low cost and its ability to compensate reactive power. Let us denote / the regulating impedance argument. To simplify the analytical study, it has been presented the v01 ðhÞ voltage curve and that of i01 ðhÞ corresponding current in Fig. 13.13b. It is assumed that the i03 ðhÞ third phase current will be null for an angle h ¼ h1 . The thyristor ﬁring angle will be noted w. We will start the analytical study of the system, cited above, by considering a single phase dimmer model (Fig. 13.14a) which feed an inductive load Z R . In order to characterize the voltage Vq0 ðhÞ (q = 1, 2, 3) applied to the regulating load, a Fourier analysis is carried out. This development provides the RMS fun0 damental voltage value Vq1 given by [29]

Fig. 13.13 a Dimmer connected to regulating load, b Voltage and current characteristics: 1st mode

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where Vq is the RMS value of phase to neutral voltage applied to the dimmer input and b is the angle for which the current becomes zero in phase q. For xLR RLR the reactive power absorbed by LR is determined by 0

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2 1 1 4 qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ 2 C ðwÞ ¼ xp2 R2LR þ ðLR xÞ2

1 cos 2ðb wÞ þ ðb 2 þ ðb wÞðsin 2w

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Taking into account the Eq. (13.41), the total capacitor CM is modiﬁed by means of the dimmer. The capacitance of the equivalent capacitor Ceq at the SEIG terminals is expressed as Ceq ðwÞ ¼ CM

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CðwÞ

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where q ¼ LR x=RLR . Therefore, it is possible that the dimmer can operates in one of two modes. Nevertheless, the mode 3 corresponds to a small variation in the current RMS value which causes a discontinuity for the current weak value. For a given reactive power variation at the SEIG output, it is preferred that the dimmer operates in the mode 1 because there is a possible larger variation range of CðwÞ and more stability was noticed. The Eq. (13.41) enables to compute this capacitance if b is well known. Considering q = 1 (Fig. 13.14b) and taking into account the system symmetry for the mode 1, the current cancellation angle b can be expressed as b ¼ pþw

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V10 ¼

3V p 1 2p 1 ððh1 w þ sin 2ðh1 þ Þ þ sin 2wÞ2 2p 3 2 3 2 1 2p 2 1=2 þ ðcos 2w cos 2ðh1 þ ÞÞ Þ 4 3

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where V is the phase to neutral voltage RMS value applied to the dimmer input. The h1 angle is determined by the numerical resolution of the Eq. (13.45). The reactive power consumed by the regulating inductive load is deﬁned by QLR ¼ 3VI10 sin /1

ð13:47Þ

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This reactive power will be subtracted from that provided by the CM capacitor which is computed by the following equation Q CM ¼

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Consequently, one deduces the C capacitor (removed) expression depending on the thyristor ﬁring angle CðwÞ ¼

3 sin /1 qﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ 2xp R2LR þ ðLR xÞ2

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Using Eq. (13.51), the C variation curve versus the angle w is plotted in Fig. 13.15. In this ﬁgure, the C theoretical values are plotted with solid line. They are compared with those experimental which are represented by dashed line. The curve plotted in continuous thin line represents the linearization of the characteristic C ¼ f ðwÞ. It is noted that there is a variation interval where the three characteristics are confused. That makes it possible a linear variation of C (regulating area) using a dimmer.

13.5.2 Dimmer Operating Interval Considering a three-phase operation, the reactive power absorbed by Z R can be controlled by the dimmer as soon as w is between /1 and 5p/6. For a considered Z R ðRLR xLR Þ to increase the system robustness, mode 1 was chosen because it allows a better operating stability and enables an important variation range of CðwÞ given by Eq. (13.51). The voltage RMS value at the Z R terminals is given by the following expression

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Fig. 13.16 Voltage at the dimmer output versus the w ﬁring angle

V0 ¼ V

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Figure 13.16 shows the voltage evolution versus the ﬁring angle w for the operation ﬁrst mode. This evolution given by Eq. (13.52) (solid line) is experimentally validated (dashed line) for V ¼ 224:5 V. It shows a voltage linear variation for a clearly deﬁned interval of w called “regulating area”. The analytical study leads to wlim ¼ 119:5 but to avoid a signiﬁcant drop in voltage, it is necessary to limit the w variations although wlim is not reached. Taking into account the Eqs. (13.51) and (13.52), constrained by the already mentioned regulating zone in Figs. 13.15 and 13.16, the implemented ﬁring angle in the dSPACE system corresponds to the linear interval of the two characteristics. For this operating interval, it is possible to compensate the R variations respecting the low given by the Eq. (13.36).

13.6

Voltage Collapse and Self-excitation Practical Procedure

The self-excitation of IM is generally realized by increasing the rotor speed in presence of a remnant magnetization and it is easier to be obtained without R– L load connected. After self-excitation and obtained of the stable state of the generator output voltage, the connection of the load must be progressively introduced. However at instant of load connection or during a sudden load change a voltage collapse can appear. This case is shown in Fig. 13.17. Here the load requiring more active power is varied without regulation of the reactive power. We note in simulation case (Fig. 13.17a) a quickly decrease of the generator voltage. In experimental test (Fig. 13.17b) the transient state is accompanied by more severe oscillations around of a new decreased voltage reference value before the

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Fig. 13.17 Voltage collapse during sudden load variation, a simulation result, b experimental result

voltage collapse and the machine dropping out. These voltage oscillations are dangerousness for IM or for the load and their amplitude must be controlled. However, this relatively long transitory interval which is visible in experimental tests show that the system has a good stability and the SEIG voltage collapse appear more letter. So it can be easier to readjust the load in order to avoid the machine dropping out. Therefore in order to decrease the voltage oscillation amplitude, the load variation must be accompanied by capacitors with appropriate values. Generally voltage collapse is accompanied by a dropping out of the machine and the self-excitation of IM can be assured only in the presence of a residual magnetic ﬁeld. If IG work in remote site, a speciﬁc procedure is necessary for return it at the self-excitation step. A speciﬁc procedure is proposed in [31] where the reactive energy is given by a capacitor banc charged by a DC source. To make a success of the self-excited procedure the IG rotational speed must be increased at estimated calculated value taking in consideration the load. Another procedure which we propose is shown in Fig. 13.18. Here the load is disconnected by breaker 1 and a DC supply is applied at the stator windings in two steps: the ﬁrst by closing breakers 1–2, 3–4 and the second by changing 3–4 with

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4–5. The current must be limited at the generator nominal value In. It is also possible after its disengagement to supply the machine with AC power system in order to operate as an asynchronous motor mode.

13.7

Conclusion

The work presented in this chapter treated a numerical model of a three phase Self Excited Induction Generator which operates in remote site. This wind generator supplies an inductive-resistive load connected in parallel with capacitor banks. This latter provides the reactive power required by the SEIG as well as the load. A control strategy, based on the reactive power change was studied. This study was conducted while respecting the low tan q ¼ constant from which, any change of C is realized by adjusting the thyristors ﬁring angle of the dimmer which feed a regulating load. The ﬁrst part treats the use of space vector formalism in order to develop the SEIG model. The second part deals with the steady state studies by means of a single phase equivalent circuit. Another section of this chapter discusses the frequency control law. The operating points of the SEIG are ﬁxed such that they give rated output at the rated conditions of voltage, current and speed. In the last part of this chapter, is presented the reactive power control strategy and the operating intervals imposed on the dimmer for stabilizing the frequency. The dimmer allows obtaining a variable capacitor across the machine terminals.

Appendix The parameters of Induction Machine used in this study are: 380 V=660 V, pﬃﬃﬃ 7:3 A=4:2 A, cos u ¼ 0:8, p ¼ 2, f=50 Hz, 1420 rpm, 3 kW, ns =nr ¼ 2, r r ¼ 3 X, Lr ¼ 267 mH, M sr ¼ 377 mH, r a ¼ 10 X, M sa ¼ 100 mH; la ¼ 5 mH, p ﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃﬃ a La ¼ 18:7 mH, k ¼ 0:26, M ra ¼ La Lr ¼ 70:6 mH, Ls ¼ 534 mH, r s ¼ 8:66 X, r 0r ¼ 6 X, ls ¼ 24:24 mH, l0r ¼ 36:36 mH, ks ¼ 0:0454, kr ¼ 0:068, Tf ¼ 1:3 Nm, s LR ¼ 215 mH, CM ¼ 113 lF, 380 V=660 V, 7:3 A=4:2 A, Vref ¼ 223 V, s 1 sref ¼ 5:4%, Iref ¼ 2:42 A, xref ¼ 314:2 rad s .

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Communications for Electric Power System Maaruf Ali and Nicu Bizon

Abstract This chapter is an overview on Communications applied for the Electric Power Systems. Thus, in the ﬁrst section of this chapter, the Standards for Electric Power Systems Communications are briefly shown in order to understand the communication infrastructure requirements for the Smart Grids. The layers of the Smart Grid Network are (1) Power Grid, (2) Smart Grid and (3) Application. This chapter is focused on the Smart Grid layer, which has three primary functions to accomplish in real-time the requests of both consumers and suppliers based on Communications Technologies for Smart Grid Metering. So, Smart Grid Metering is an important interface to be implemented and integrated with Smart Grids based on technologies such as Fibre Optic Communication, x Digital Subscriber Line/Loop, Power Line Communications, and Wireless Technologies. The Wireless Technologies for the Smart Grid Architecture of Communication System used for Power System Control is approached here as well. Some examples of Communication Systems for the Electric Power System based on IEEE standard (such as IEEE 802.11 Mesh Networking, IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Networks and so on) are presented at the end of this chapter. Last section concludes the chapter.

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With the need to increase autonomous and automated monitoring of the electrical power system, various communication technologies are being considered for exploitation. This is an evolving process and the global market still has not reached a mature stable point in its adoption of any one particular technology. One major consideration is the maintenance of the power grid in a stable state, with minimal power outages. The implementation of a smart grid requires the essential components of an effective communication technology coupled with an intelligent low maintenance and low energy drain device. The system must require the absolute minimal consumer interaction, preferably a set and forget device. Studies have focused on using both wireless and wired technologies. These are outlined in this chapter. However, they all have their limitations, especially for wireless coverage using frequencies higher than 2 GHz. This is due to propagation characteristics and signal attenuation through building materials. A deﬁnition of a smart grid is provided by the European Commission: “Smart grids are energy networks that can automatically monitor energy flows and adjust to changes in energy supply and demand accordingly. When coupled with smart metering systems, smart grids reach consumers and suppliers by providing information on real-time consumption.” [1]. It has to be stressed that smart grid communication is bidirectional, not necessarily at the same time, between the customer and the utility company. The smart grid is normally considered to consist of the parts of: generation, distribution and consumption of the energy [2]. The transmission network itself is not usually considered, as it can use any existing networking technology. This concept can be summarized in Fig. 14.1. The use of a well-integrated smart grid is of immense beneﬁt to both the consumer and the energy producer, these include [2]:

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• A better power distribution management policy to handle peak demands, minimizing load shedding; • Efﬁcient integration of renewable power sources into the grid; • Consumers being able to utilize cheap power; • Consumers being able to sell excess power during peak demand by the grid— for those generating their own, for example using a CHP [Combined Heat and Power] unit and • Maintaining a stable power grid. The smart grid layer has three primary functions to fulﬁll, these being of providing [3, 4]: • Smart Network Management—such as data acquisition, transmission, switching and monitoring of the energy flow between the customer and the supplier, ensuring an acceptable quality of service; • Smart Integrated Generation—encompassing energy distribution, storage, fusion from diverse sources integration with provision of future grid scalability. The need to provide charging points to EV (electric vehicle) should also be provisioned as they become more commonly accepted by the general populace; • Smart Market—two-way communication functionality must be implemented between the meter and the utility company in order to support advanced features such as dynamic pricing and load control. The meter in itself must offer advanced functionalities beyond just registering energy usage. Thus the smart meter must be coupled with inbuilt networking technologies linked to network gateways, much like how modern multimedia services are internetworked. An EU Commission report also estimates that by 2020, about 245 million smart meters will be deployed just in the EU alone. Whatever technology is employed, data protection, privacy and security are of the utmost importance to protect everyone in the revenue stream. Thus some form of encryption, preferably end-to-end from the consumer premises to the utility company should be implemented over the data channel.

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For any implementation of a smart grid system, it must adhere to these communication infrastructure requirements [5]: (a) Scalability The number of consumers requiring connections to the energy grid is predicted to grow exponentially. Fortunately the reliance upon the network communication technology requirements in terms of protocols and signaling are expected to be the same. Thus scalability is an important factor to be dimensioned into a smart grid network for future growth. This will entail the use of a myriad of M2M

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(machine-to-machine) devices being linked to the low voltage electricity grid (11 kV level). The addressing task of each network device or devices will be helped by the utilization of IPv6 (Internetwork Protocol version 6) with its 128 bit addressing space. (b) Network Performance Under this term are speciﬁc network performance parameters such as the data rate, the quality of service, the network delay. Fortunately these parameters are not so stringent as those required for conveying multimedia real-time network trafﬁc though the Internet. Smart grids require only data transfer rates of 10 Kb or less with latencies less than 100 ms, for network originating control and signaling information. Customer premises meter-originating data are even less demanding, being able to function with higher latencies of up to 72 h! (c) Availability Any power utility company must ensure they can deliver power ideally with 100% uptime or at best with the absolute minimum downtime or power outage of say at most a few hours. Even if an outage is unavoidable, then power must be maintained by rerouting to such critical facilities like hospitals. Load shedding must be avoided wherever possible. For smart grids, availability also means being in active communication link, this is less of a problem for power being provided by ﬁxed network connections. However, radio links must be maintained for smart metering being provided by wireless radio transmission links. Radio interference must be combatted and error correction must be built into the transmission protocol to survive in a noisy radio transmission environment. To maintain network efﬁciency, FEC (Forward Error Correction) coding should be employed, avoiding the need for any ARQ (Automatic Repeat reQuest) of the data packets. Some smart grid services, especially at the industrial level require an SLA (Service Level Agreement) of between 99.5 and 99.9%. This can be made possible by service reservation and prioritization of queues. Again, at the consumer premises level, the requirements are less stringent and can be relaxed by having the metering data being stored locally before being uploaded when the smart grid network becomes online or less congested again. Hence, an SLA of less than 90% may be tolerable. (d) Costs When a smart meter is to be installed, two cost factors need to be taken into account, these being the price of the smart meter itself and the actual installation cost of the meter into the consumer premise or the home. The smart meter needs to offer several functionalities and also need to be made appealing to the user whilst keeping the cost to a minimum for the power utility company. Most consumers expect their smart meters to be installed at zero cost to them, with the entire cost being borne by the power utility company themselves. The installation of the smart meter should be as simple as possible with automatic self-conﬁguration and

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diagnostics. This will minimize retraining of the installers. A third factor that also needs to be considered is the actual transmission cost of each reading, in either direction. These exchanges of data need to be reliable and cost effective, without overwhelming the network capacity. This is of particular concern when expecting readings from a large city from millions of potential customers. Thus some form of data scheduling may be necessary. (e) Security Protection of the smart grid network is extremely important, not only to protect the personal billing information of the consumer, but also to protect the network from spooﬁng and inﬁltration by hackers attempting to defraud and bring down the entire network. Thus, the user data must be protected from: misuse, the network from hackers and the messages must be conveyed securely to arrive uncorrupted. The technology for secure transmission of sensitive data already exist in conveying data through the internet and this can be applied in the case for the future advanced fully integrated smart grid network. (f) Smart meter grid/system life-cycle The smart grid community would like to see a life-cycle of at least 15 years with standardization and interoperability as key features. This is to ensure longevity of the network and ease of maintenance with minimal cost. Implementing a new smart gird network is quite an expensive endeavor and these considerations of using standardized, COTS (Customised-of-The-Shelf) smart meter components should allow a cost effective implementation, deployment, maintenance and safe realization of the national and international smart grid network. The utility companies’ goal is to minimize their maintenance of their smart meters, thus achieving considerable cost savings. They also do not like to be locked into purchasing from one speciﬁc vendor for the entire lifetime of their smart grid network. (g) Control To enable a smart grid to be under the effective control of the power generating utility, it may become necessary for the utility to use their own network - totally under their control. This is especially relevant when the network demands may exceed previously agreed SLAs with their third party data network capacity providers. The network must be always made available to the utility, this can only be guaranteed if the data network is under the total control of the utility. This will thus avoid complications of legal interpretations of contract laws and what to do when the network services beyond the initially agreed service levels are required. A solution may be is to use power line data transmission technology or to set-up a dedicated wireless network, for example like the GSM-R (Global System for Mobile Communications—Railway) network. This is the GSM mobile communications network, speciﬁcally employed by the railway operators, using their own frequencies.

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Whatever technology is chosen, they must adhere to the above requirements. It may also be noted that some situations may require the use of more than one type of technology. The types of technologies that are currently being utilized in the smart grid can be categorized into two, these being wired or wireless [6–8]. For most practical implementation both are required together.

14.3.1 Wired Technologies for Smart Grid [3] a. Fibre Optic Communication Without doubt, the use of ﬁbre optic cabling to network the smart grid offers the advantage of the availability of a high bandwidth, compared to using copper cables or twisted pair wires. However, the penetration of optical ﬁbre to the home is still at a low level. The main reason for this is the high cost of deployment. This situation is slowly changing as the uptake of ‘Fibre to the Home’ (FTTH) continues to accelerate. New regional developments and new build towns, villages and cities are far easier to network cost effectively using ﬁbre cabling technology to the local electricity generating substation, however. b. xDSL (x Digital Subscriber Line/Loop) For most of the industrialized nations, broadband services are provided by a form of DSL technology, hence the ‘x’ in the acronym. The cities are well served in this regard. It would appear that this form of technology is ideally suited to implement the smart grid. However, there are many challenges, these being the regulatory issues and the cost of the equipment, to actually interface into the DSL line itself, along with being dependent on the customer. It must also be noted that the smart grid is at the mercy of the customer paying for the DSL line and not terminating the contract. Despite these potential problems, smart meters are already deployed that use WiFi connections and the DSL line to carry the data back to the power generating companies. c. Power Line Communications [7, 8] Using the actual power line infrastructure itself to both carry electricity and data makes much commercial sense as the network is already there and the company has full control over their grid. Such technologies are already being utilized. However, the actual transmission is functional and possible between the transformers only and not through the transformers. The data is transmitted by carrier modulation. The use of multiple carriers, much like DSL technology, now enables broadband communication to also take place. For power line communications to be effective, the

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signal must operate in a very electrically noisy environment. The technology currently offers two modes of operation, this being narrow band and broadband. Wideband communication suffers from greater attenuation and restricted range. Depending on the scenario, a mixture of both narrow band and broadband power line communication is generally utilized. In the event of a break in the power line due to say a storm or from solar radiation, then complete breakdown in smart metering will occur. Thus some form of a redundant backup network must be in place. This will add a further cost to the power line smart grid network. The implementation of power line communication is still in its infancy and no internationally agreed standard currently exists. Pilot schemes are in operation and performance data continues to be gathered.

14.3.2 Wireless Technologies for Smart Grid [3, 6] There are two ways of implementing a smart grid using wireless technology. One is to use the currently available wireless technologies and mobile cellular networks. The other is to set up a private wireless localized network. Clearly the ﬁrst one has the advantage of a lower cost as the infrastructure is already in place. The major disadvantage is the lack of control by the utility itself. This is not a problem, however, when a private wireless network is used. The major disadvantage here would be the high initial cost in setting up the private wireless network. Using any shared or unlicensed part of the electromagnetic spectrum would not be an advantage, as the utility company would have to compete with other users and the consequent radio noise, both affecting the effective data throughput. For in-building use, frequencies up to 1 GHz may be employed before attenuation becomes a severe problem. This would mean that the lower GSM and GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) frequencies of 450, 800 and 900 MHz should only be utilized. a. GSM and GPRS services at 900 MHz The bandwidth is adequate and the technology is mature to implement a smart grid solution using GSM/GPRS at 900 MHz currently. Indoor coverage also exists with the use of microcells and femtocells. However, in dense urban areas, network congestion and availability is a serious problem and alternative, more secure solution is needed. However, latency is a problem and the network is being upgraded to other services. Thus the long stability of the technology is of major concern to the utilities. b. 800 MHz and LTE (Long Term Evolution) The use of this fourth generation mobile technology with its broadband data capacity offers clearly a superior alternative for implementing the smart grid. The technology is also available over different frequency bands. The lower band of 800 MHz is of particular interest for implementing the smart grid. As LTE

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continues to be rolled out and deployed, it will make implementing a smart grid using this solution an economic viability. Though this is not currently the state and not all regions offer LTE services at 800 MHz. Primarily it is designed for voice and internet trafﬁc and not for M2M (Machine-to-Machine) data trafﬁc. The utility also has to rely on the commercial third party provider, thus losing control of the network. c. 450 MHz and CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) With its wider cellular coverage requiring fewer base stations and greater in-building penetration depth and hence lower cost, this under-utilized technology can be effectively employed to form regional smart grids. The smart grids will be regional due to the regional availability of these cellular technologies, as they are not deployed globally. Growth in areas like Brazil is possible. Compared with the other cellular technologies, the use of CDMA over 450 MHz is technically the most viable solution, where it exists geographically.

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The complexity of the information flow in a smart grid framework is shown in Fig. 14.2. The quantity of monitored data will vastly exceed that of command and control data, this is so, because of the myriad of devices that have to be monitored [9]. Clearly the control, command and billing channels need to be highly secure and the information conveyed in a timely manner to be acted upon when demand for

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action requires it. In some parts of the world, effective monitoring of “stolen energy” is of paramount importance. Figure 14.2, also identiﬁes ﬁve areas of a power generation system: the residence, the distribution system, the substation, the transmission system and the generating station.

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A summary of the main technologies is given in Table 14.1 [3]. These technologies should not be seen as competitive, but rather as complementary depending on the scale, cost and geographical region of the intended smart grid implementation.

Table 14.1 Properties of the Communication Systems for the Smart Grid [3] Parameters

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Seven important parameters need to be carefully evaluated for the communication network, these being: latency, bandwidth, resilience, security, scalability, coverage and the life expectancy [10]. The latency is the round trip delay between the transmitter and the receiver, which includes the media access time, the propagation delay and queuing but not the processing time at the destination. When considering the bandwidth of the communication link, the effect of channel coding and error coding in reducing the effective goodput of the information transfer capacity must be calculated. The ability of the communication link to recover from noise and natural disasters such as earthquakes is in the domain of the resilience of the link. Security is of ever increasing importance when deciding to adopt the appropriate wireless technology in our uncertain world. Unauthorized access must be prevented and conﬁdentiality of data must be protected. Attacks from ‘vampire’ nodes can be prevented by using techniques such as mutual authentication. Clearly low powered wireless technologies are only suitable for small-scale applications, thus the coverage of the wireless technology has to be appropriate to the application. With a rapidly expanding market, scalability of the technology must be seamless and implementable with ease. For example it must be relatively easy to poll a rapidly increasing number of measuring devices at the correct rate. The life expectancy of the communication network must match that of the distribution generation system, otherwise it does not make any economic sense

Fig. 14.3 The Integration of WiMAX for Smart Grid Applications [11]

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to select the communication network in the ﬁrst place. This is not an easy decision to make with technologies having a short life lifetime often considerably less than the electrical distributed generation system. When updating the communication network, fault tolerance will become more of a critical factor to prevent power outages in times of excessive or peak demands, especially when handling the signaling to implement an efﬁcient load shedding algorithm. A practical implementation of a smart grid network, as shown in Fig. 14.3, is to combine several technologies together, both wired and wireless including public and private networks.

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Whatever incarnation a smart grid takes, it will likely consist of a mesh network as show in Fig. 14.4, applied to a smart grid. The main difference with this type of network is that not all the nodes have access to the wired network, instead access is gained via anchor access points. Having key access points means that congestion management is a priority to free up bottlenecks. Latency and jitter throughout the mesh must also be taken into account. To enhance radio resource planning and security monitoring, a smart grid should employ a controller-based WLAN architecture.

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At the heart of the smart grid will be the sensors that are used to monitor the smart grid and to implement it. Clearly a wireless sensor network will afford the greatest flexibility in its placement. The use of an already existing standard, such as the IEEE 802.15.4 is judicious. This IEEE standard is mainly concerned with specifying the requirements for power efﬁcient low data rate wireless networks. The ZigBee protocol is the main driver behind this protocol. Other competing standards such as the WirelessHART and ISA100.11a use the physical layer of this standard but have their own respective different layer two MAC (Media Access Control) deﬁnitions. Clearly using the lower frequency bands operation below 1 GHz, suffering less attenuation will give longer radio propagation paths than using the 2.4 GHz microwave band.

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Those technologies that are resilient to network limitations should be considered for implementing the future smart grid. An overview of the various technologies, both wired and wireless, have shown that they have their respective advantages and disadvantages. The conclusion of this chapter author is that of a hybrid solution utilizing both wired and wireless technologies. The initial fast deployment should be to utilize the underlying cellular technologies to gain a market share. Then the future would be to gradually wean away from commercial networks over to the use of a private network set up by the utilities themselves. The use of the 450 MHz frequency is ideally suited for smart grid use and the cellular technology of CDMA in particular. The deployment any particular technology is also dependent on the level of urbanization of the environment. Rural areas will tend to favour a wireless smart grid solution, whereas heavily urbanized regions will favour a more commercial cellular solution, using WiFi or WiMax for example. For the interim phase, redundancy must be seriously considered in order not to be over dependent on any third party commercial network [13]. Finally the future smart grid should ideally be a “self-healing grid”. A self healing grid would be able to identify any problems and ﬁx itself without any human intervention. “Not only can a self-healing grid avoid or minimize blackouts and associated costs, it can minimize the impacts of deliberate attempts by terrorists or others to sabotage the power grid” [14].

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Chapter 15

SCADA Applications for Electric Power System Florentina Magda Enescu and Nicu Bizon

Abstract Main objective of this chapter is to present the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) technology applied in the energy sector which requires distributed control and monitoring at different levels. If the process is distributed, then the advantages of SCADA system will be seen through low costs related to movements of the equipment to improve the performance tracking. Processes that need to be monitored on a large area, and request frequent and immediate interventions, can be solved more efﬁciently through a SCADA system. For this, the connection between the master station and remote units must be done via a communication system which can use different communication technologies such as cable, radio, mobile phones, and even satellites. The optimum data transfer may be obtained by using a speciﬁc communication protocol. It is worth to mention that such SCADA-based communications are developed using the optical ﬁber communications technology via the Internet. The information flow between remote and central SCADA units could be designed to be bidirectional for high performance and reliability of the distributed control system, but note that both digital and analog signals are involved in such systems. Besides, an important issue is the information security related to such systems. It is known that the automation and real-time control are used via the Internet and wireless technology, but these technologies have also brought some security problems, having a strong impact both in the business and to the users. The SCADA applications analyzed in this chapter is focused on Electrical Power Systems (EPS). The stepwise step design is shown using the programming environment named VIJEO CITECT SURVEILLANCE SOFTWARES —version 7.40®. The main objective is to show how can be optimized the real-time control to obtain affordable solutions for the EPS based on Renewable Energy F.M. Enescu (&) Department of Electronics, Computers and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electronics, Communications and Computers, University of Piteşti, Piteşti, Romania e-mail: [emailprotected] N. Bizon Faculty of Electronics, Communications and Computers, University of Piteşti, Piteşti, Romania e-mail: [emailprotected] © Springer International Publishing AG 2017 N. Mahdavi Tabatabaei et al. (eds.), Reactive Power Control in AC Power Systems, Power Systems, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-51118-4_15

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Sources (RESs). The both current and optimized solutions are presented, and the role of the reactive power is highlighted in the comparative solutions shown, which are implemented in practice as well. This was achieved by optimizing the SCADA solution of the operation, transmission and overseeing the execution of programs for the operation of power plant trough: (1) the description of the existing solution; (2) the description of the proposed solution with redundant SCADA servers; (3) the disadvantages of the proposed solution with Remote Terminal Unit 32 (RTU32). The optimization of the applications has been carried out because the graphical interface is poor, as long as the only information displayed is from the distribution stations, the states of the switches in medium-voltage lines and of the equipment in the stations. Therefore the dispatcher has not displayed the graphical information about the status of the line equipment, and does not have a quick overview to state of the medium-voltage line as well. Thus, the dispatcher must consult the printed diagrams, which means time consumed and such complicated maneuvers will occupy the most time their activity during a day. Thus, here it will be shown the steps to optimize the graphical interface in order to quickly see the status of the EPS. Furthermore, by improving the graphic interface, the efﬁciency in carrying out the appropriate maneuvers will increase, as well as the degree of safety. The applications have been designed with high flexibility and can be used either for small applications, either for large size systems. Also, the graphic interface was designed to display online the page’s status and the trends in state variables.

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In last decades the automation devices have evolved from simple electronics circuits used to monitor and control the parameters of the industrial processes [1], to smart devices that communicate with each other in automation networks [2]. The evolution of the automation devices has led to the development of technique for visualization of control parameters and state variables from the automation process [3]. The companies producing automation equipment are those that have achieved the ﬁrst visualization systems. In time, they have developed the generic software named Viewer, which is adaptable to various situations possible in distributed processes [4, 5]. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system collects data from the distributed processes through sensors. The central computer will store this big data after a preliminary processing. The system can receive commands automatically or manual commands based on the processed data by the human operator [6]. The ﬁrst SCADA systems, which allowed acquisition and real-time data analysis, have appeared in the 1960s, but then were rarely used in installations. The term SCADA was referred to a comprehensive system of measurement and control. The Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), which were designed and built by Gould Modicon in 1971, have changed the philosophy to use the SCADA. The PLCs in EPS have been introduced in 1977 by Allen-Bradley, and this was easily

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accepted by electricians. The term of SCADA has been used for the ﬁrst time in the late 1980s. This term was not widely used until the 1990s when the technology evolved. In 1998, most of the PLC manufacturers integrate the Human Machine Interface (HMI) in/SCADA systems using communication systems and open protocols, nonproprietary. The HMI/SCADA systems offer total compatibility with PLC-s by including the following components [7]: the HMI, the controllers, the input-output devices, the networks, the appropriate software etc. A generic SCADA system must to implement a distributed database that contains elements called endpoints, which can be either hardware or software. Thus, the distributed database is composed by hardware and software items. The system SCADA controls and monitors the input or output endpoints. The record of each endpoint, including its dynamic, is stored in the database to have the history of all endpoints. This will help in predictive maintenance and the security of the EPS as well [8, 9]. So, the SCADA system has a multi-layered structure composed from basic functions and graphical user interfaces which are hardware and software supervised in real-time [10, 11]. From the point of view of the design environment, a SCADA system contains some speciﬁc instruments such as: text editing applications, graphics editors, tools to import/export from/to SCADA libraries to achieve conﬁguration parameters, drivers & tools with advanced features for HMI interfaces, etc. [12]. The carrying-out of a project in the SCADA system, the following aspects must be taken into consideration [10, 11]: – the needed components to be easily accessible from the point of view of visibility and how these are collaborating; – timing sequence; – scalability; – flexibility to extend the system by the addition of new subsystems; – redundancy; – the initial statuses that should be determined; – the operation diagram of the system. The functions of the SCADA system are the following [1, 2, 8]: • acquires data collected from the process; • manages alarms; • allows the needed actions for automation: – a technological preset action; – an initiating action of the events; – a monitoring of the pre-deﬁned sequences. • stores and archived data;

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• generates and pursues reports: – a default graphics; – a multiple graphics scaling; – a history of graphs. • allows the dispatcher to control the process via the HMI; • allows the communication with user interface via the HMI using: – – – – – –

a libraries with symbols; a connection between process and graphic elements; a link between screens; a collection of command’s operators: an animation based on multimedia features; a possibility of connection with other platforms [5].

SCADA systems may be extended to Large Scale System by architecture, maintenance, post-processing, decision support systems, and economic planning [4, 7]. The architecture of hydro energy system is proposed in [12] and extended here to the architecture shown in Fig. 15.1.

Fig. 15.1 Extended SCADA architecture with application in hydro-energetics

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A number of recent studies in the scientiﬁc literature have highlighted the importance of the SCADA systems for RES hybrid EPS [1, 13–15], and in particular, their use for hydropower plants as below: – the SCADA system applied for hydropower plants connected to national EPS; – the use of metering systems for the electric power and water from hydropower plants; – monitoring and control of the hydro power plants; – monitoring and control of the hydropower plants and RESs used for hybrid EPS. The SCADA architecture for a hydropower plant is presented in this chapter at level of hardware and software. Five levels of SCADA hierarchy are essentially in complex system [1, 9–11]: • • • • •

the the the the the

devices level for instrumentation and control operations; Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) terminals level; communications system level; master station level; data processing level.

The evolution of SCADA systems is also shown as system generations for cyber security. The cyber security risk assessment for SCADA includes: – Causes which can lead to catastrophic situations from common technical incidents; – Cyber Security concepts; – How incidents are treated; – The tolerance which is acceptable; A survey is conducted for a speciﬁc hydropower plant from Romania based on SCADA system. Also, an overview of the programming in VIJEO CITECT SURVEILLANCE SOFTWARES 7.40® is shown, and the projects to monitor the medium power subsystem of the EPS based on RESs is described step-by-step [10, 16–19]. SCADA system allows the command, control and operation of installations both from the control room of the station and from the center point. The main operative functions of the management system are as follows: – – – – – – – – –

acquisition, processing and exchange of data; instant recording of data; transmission by the higher command center (subsequently implemented); remote control (control room) and the local branch of the circuit breakers, traps, etc.; indication of the position of switching equipment; measurement of analog quantities; metering; sequential recording of data; the processing and management of alarms;

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voltage control circuits and plots; remote control and adjustment in plants; marking; long-term information archiving; registration of damage; interlock of primary equipment; switching sequences with checking of signals’ timing; surveillance system.

All these features are available in new SCADA user interface with VIJEO CITECT SURVEILLANCE SOFTWARES. Today, a SCADA system operates on large distances, up to the level of a country or continent, if we consider that the national EPSs will be integrated based on smart grids and these technologies. Examples of such processes are given below [20–24]: – the groups of small hydro stations that are switched on and off in response to energy demand of customers and which are located, in general, in remote places. These systems can be controlled by opening or closing the turbine valves, but must be pursued continuously in order to quickly respond to the dispatcher’s energy demands; – the electrical transmission systems, which cover thousands of km2, can be controlled by closing or opening the grid breakers, but these must respond almost instantly to the load demand on the line; – the areas of oil and gas extraction, including sensors, collection systems, measurement equipment and pumps. These systems are generally distributed over wide areas, require relatively simple controls, such as starting or stopping motors, and metrological information on a regular basis, but must quickly respond to the exploitation conditions; – the distribution network of gas, petroleum, chemicals, water, which have elements that are located at different distances from a central point of control. These can be controlled by closing or opening valves or starting and stopping the pumps, but must rapidly respond to market conditions and alarms due to the losses from toxic or dangerous materials; – irrigation systems covering hundreds of km2 can be controlled by closing or opening of simple valves, but also require a relative complex measurement of water supplied to consumers based on centralized system. In conclusion, the SCADA system is useful because it helps to [7, 10]: – – – – – – –

optimize the process; take a decision objectively; increase the efﬁciency of use for the exploitation equipment; decrease energy costs; reduce the capital in the future; improve the services for the future; obtain competitive advantages on the market;

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– decrease the number of staff; – solve the problems of the environment; – use of a new system instead of the old ones which are exceeded.

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The study shown in this section is linked to: – – – – –

The Electric Power Systems (EPS) as a critical infrastructure; Advanced SCADA architectures; SCADA system for optimal energy management; Cyber security risk assessment for SCADA; New SCADA applications.

A. SCADA system for driving the stock records from the hydropower plants developed in Valcea region The SCADA system presented in this section is used in Valcea region, Romania, for driving the hydropower plants from the dispatcher station. The driving system from the Hydro-energetic Dispatcher (HD) contains (Fig. 15.2):

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– SCADA systems in central dispatcher; – SCADA systems in local dispatcher. The HD is connected with the Dispatcher in Local Center (DLC) by modems on wire or using the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM), in last case a large communication network dedicated to this process is obtained [12, 25, 26]. This system allows the control of the operative functions, the automatic acquisition of data, and generation of the databases needed. All these actions and data records are necessary for rational utilization of RESs. Note that this SCADA architecture is of open system type, which ensures integration of the regional power plants into national system and flexibility to further develop this system. The SCADA system from HD station provides information for water flow planning in relation with energy demand from dispatcher, which is of following type [12]: – for monitoring and ensuring the service continuity for power stations and power substations subordinated to them. – for implementation of the governmental program to monitor the operation of the main power stations; – for energy management and operative management in each power stations; – for operative exploitation of water accumulations and optimal distribution of the water flow to power stations; – for operation in normal and hazard situations based on the remote control units, switching equipment and primary outlet installations (Fig. 15.2). The SCADA system from DLC provides information for: – primary processing of data; – storage of data during a limited period; – increasing the reliability and the maintenance capacity of system. Because this architecture is of distributed type, the functions of the system must to show in real time: – the retrieval numeric signals for the status of switches and splitters, the operational equipment, the power cells, the protection loops, and timing cells; – the acquired and processed signals (of analogue and digital type) form the hydroelectric power stations monitored; – the commands to hydroelectric power plants, both in the local and central interfaces of the dispatcher from each hydropower plants; – the alarm signals from the dispatchers in the event of the appearance of some defects; – the record of the number of operations for each equipment, which is used in the management of revisions; – the schematic diagrams of the hydropower plants monitored, the status of state variables from these diagrams, the wiring diagrams and the synoptic chart of the installations used [13];

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– the stored records using the graphical or tabular conﬁgurations, features which are selectable by the operator [17]. B. Metering systems of electricity and water for a residential house The metering of electricity and water flow requested by a residential house is also a usual application of SCADA system. The SCADA system are responsible for automatic reading of the meters installed and storing the data in SQL database as a record which contains the index of consumption, the location, the time, the state of protection circuits etc. These data generate some alarms and reports related to monthly consumptions, which are used for the allocation of costs facilities for each location and meter. Data are provided directly in Comma Separated Values (CSV) format to be imported directly into the billing software. The network architecture is standard [10, 27, 28], and contains the following levels: – monitoring software: it is composed from separate applications, which are running on different servers; it can be accessed directly on the web through monitoring portal, which displays graphical reports in real-time based on the data received; – data concentrators, which are used to link the software that is run on the server and the meters installed in each home; – metering level, which provides support for remote transmission of the index of consuming or other monitored parameters. – Such mattering systems allow the following automatic operations [29–33]: – reading the consumption and other parameters in the days and at the times programmed by the user; note that data supplied by the meters installed can also be read out manually, at the request of a user, in order to determine current consumption or to verify the proper operation of equipment; – disconnection of the consumers can be remote controlled using the SCADA software and flow’s distributors installed in the network; – graphical analysis of the daily proﬁle for the load demand or the carbon footprint reported to a day, week, or month, or other parameters available directly in web portal; – detection and location of the faults arising in operation of the equipment (meters, concentrators, etc.) or the software modules, and generation of alarms via email to the authorized users; – computing of daily consumption and monthly consumption (which is used for the forecast of the energy sources) by using the software management based on the difference between the automatic readings; – exporting of the various query reports generated from the database to Excel or other formats. C. Monitoring and control of the renewable energy sources The RESs (solar energy and wind power especially) are used in hybrid power systems based on distributed generation because:

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Table 15.1 The evolution of energy systems Year The future

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– the actual consumption increased and the trend for the energy; price is to rise even higher in years to come; – the classical resources begin to run out; – the importance of RESs in climate change [13–15]. The evolution of energy systems can be monitored in the Table 15.1. Two examples of RES hybrid power systems are given below: 1. Diesel-wind turbine hybrid EPS to supply the industrial consumers (Fig. 15.3). The application is submitted in under (Fig. 15.3) Sect. 15.7.2 2. Home applications based on solar power (Fig. 15.4) Supervision and monitoring of the small photovoltaic parks The dispatchers of small photovoltaic parks make the surveillance with dedicated appliances that enable measurements to be processed via Bluetooth from inverters. Supervision and monitoring in parks large photovoltaic Supervision and monitoring of the large photovoltaic parks The dispatchers of large photovoltaic parks use SCADA systems to monitoring the energy generated based on compact reconﬁgurable items which may avoid the fall

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Fig. 15.3 SCADA system for hybrid EPS based on RESs

Fig. 15.4 Exploiting the RESs for usual home applications

of some subsystems. These items can be easily changed, reconﬁgured and maintained [10]. The optimal energy management strategies may be the following [20]: – to control the balance between supply and demand with a lesser impact on carbon emissions and high proﬁtability in maintaining the business; – to distribute the energy generated for different energy sources (in particular from RESs); – to offer clean energy at reasonable costs and under a control of the impact to the ambient.

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As it is known, the SCADA systems are able to measure and monitor different parameters and variables, such as: the level of liquids, the volume of the gases, the volumetric flow rate, the mass of liquids and gases, the pressure, the temperature, the humidity, the viscosity, the position and the moving, etc. For this, some signals must be acquired based on the appropriate sensors and transducers from different electrical and electronic devices, before to be processed and analyzed by SCADA system. These data can be used for supervision of remote processes. For this, the data are processed and analyzed to generate reports which will be transmitted to control the processes parameters within certain limits. The SCADA applications have two basic levels: – the customer level, which will be performed the human-machine interaction; – the data server level which will control the entire process. Thus, the data server sends these data to the customer level via remote equipment such as PLCs (connected to the database server either directly or via a communications network, using various communication protocols). The developed protocols can be property of a company (e.g. Siemens H1) or of open type (Modbus, Proﬁbus etc.). Database servers can be fully connected to each other and also to the customer stations through Local Area Network (LAN) networks based on Ethernet technology [21–23]. The SCADA systems may be relatively simple or very complex, depending of the dimension and complexity of the process monitored. These systems operate in real-time using a database system named Real Time Data Base (RTDB), which can be found on one of servers [3].

15.3.1 Hardware Architectures The servers are responsible for the acquisition and management of data for a set of parameters. Is it possible to have dedicated servers for certain tasks (for example, if the objective is to develop the process servers), servers dealing with the handling of alarms, or ﬁle servers [23]. A SCADA server will be connected directly to the PLC via an Open Platform Communications (OPC) or a RTU, which both collects and consolidates data from and from PLC-uri (Fig. 15.5). The SCADA takes on request the data from indicator reading appliances and equipment condition. The OPC and RTU work as a data concentrator. The data is structured using a man-machine interface (HMI) in a convenient format for the operator in order to be able to take any decisions that would optimize the communication between the equipment.

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RTU performs: the connection with supervised equipment; reading of equipment status (such as open/closed position of the valve or relay); acquisition of measured signals, such as the pressure, flow, voltage or current; the control of equipment by sending command signals, such as the closing of a valve or relay or setting the speed of a pump; – reading the digital or analog signals, and sending the commands using both digital or analog signals.

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The PLC contains a microprocessor used for the automatization of processes. A PLC is provided with input/output sensors and relays. PLC is less expensive alter to old systems which used tens or hundreds of relays and timers. The PLC is programmed using the structured programming languages and elementary logic operations. The term “Supervisory Station” refers to the servers and software responsible for the communication with the equipment (RTUs, PLCs, etc.) and HMI software which run on master-station in the control room or elsewhere. The master station may be composed of one PC in small SCADA system. In large SCADA systems, the master station may include multiple servers, distributed software applications, and disaster recovery strategies. To increase the integrity of the system, the multiple servers will be often conﬁgured in a dual-redundant or hot-standby topology, providing control and monitoring even in the event of a server failure [9].

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15.3.2 Generations of SCADA Systems In this section will be presented briefly the well-known generations of SCADA systems. • First generation is of “monolithic” type based on mainframe computers. The SCADA system was developed under conditions in which there were no computer networks. So, the SCADA systems were dependent designed to number of remote terminal units because the RTU was developed later (Fig. 15.6). An additional mainframe computer is added in the event of failure of the master system. • Second generation is of “distributed” type because the information is shared in real time in the LAN. The data processing is done on several stations connected to the LAN (Fig. 15.7). Responsibilities are divided to each station, which enables high speed data processing at reduced cost in comparison with ﬁrst generation. • Third generation is of “network” type because the SCADA system uses the open system architecture, where can be easily connected peripherals such as printers, hard drives etc. The communication between the SCADA master and networked remote terminal unit is based on Wide Area Network (WAN) protocols such Internet Protocol (IP) address (Fig. 15.8). But the use of IP address standard via Internet makes the SCADA systems vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Consequently, new network protocols are developed by companies, but still remain important security issues to be solved.

Fig. 15.6 First generation of SCADA systems

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15.3.3 Software Architectures The SCADA applications are implemented based on the software architecture (Fig. 15.9). SCADA software architecture has at least two components: • the SCADA server application; • the SCADA client application; The SCADA server application; is multi-tasking being responsible for storing the SCADA client applications in a database. The SCADA client application receives data via serial port using RS232 and MODBUS RTU protocols. In many cases the SCADA applications shall be addressed to and remove the users who have not an Internet connection. In this case it is necessary a new software component on a Web server. A Web server is used for generating dynamic Web pages, which are supplied to customers decrease. The Web SCADA clients can beneﬁt to real-time access (in a manner similar to regular SCADA clients) to the lists of parameters, the lists of events and the list of alarms via a simple browser. But, the Web SCADA clients do not receive the same level of graphical user interfaces and have the same HMI features as the regular SCADA clients. The regular SCADA clients are accustomed to running speciﬁc applications as opposed to The Web SCADA clients who view the Web pages provided by Web SCADA server. In order to reduce as much difference between the regular SCADA clients

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and Web SCADA clients some drives, services and virtual instruments are implemented in HMI. Visualization software used for monitoring and control of industrial process is called “software” HMI or “SCADA software”. HMI as it is called generically, means any switch, interface through which you can control a device. The term “automation” refers to the graphical interfaces implemented through interaction with the mouse and/or the keyboard or by touch. HMI/SCADA appeared as a terminal dedicated for users from the system implemented with PLC units. A PLC is programmed to automatically control a process. Because the PLC units are distributed in a large system, the data from PLC are stored and then transmitted. HMI/SCADA has the role to gather and combine the data from the PLC using a speciﬁc protocol. HMI software can be connected to a database in order: – – – – –

to to to to to

fulﬁll the charts and diagrams in real time; analyze the PLC data; treat the planned maintenance; drill the schemes for a particular sensor or machine; apply the troubleshooting methods of the system.

The basic SCADA protocol is MODBUS, which is designed to send data to the master station even when the master interrogates the RTU station. MODBUS is based on a master-slave architecture known also as client-server architecture. The protocol is designed to be used by Modicon in own PLCs. Now, it became a standard of communication for the industry and is currently the most widely used to

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Fig. 15.11 SCADA energy management system

connect all the industrial devices. The protocols contain extensions to operate over Transmission Control Protocol (TCP/IP). In practice, it is suggested to avoid the security of Internet connection in order to reduce risks of cyber-attacks. This protocol has the following features: 1. it is an open protocol with available documentation; 2. it can be quickly implemented (in few days, not months); 3. it works with bits and bytes, so no particular requirements on implementation. MODBUS allows the management of the network devices, which gives new features to the SCADA system related to flexibility, reliability and safety in operation at high performance.

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The developments in Information Technology (IT) systems regarding the safety of SCADA systems are shown in Table 15.2 [9–11]. Catastrophic situations which may occur due to incidental technical at level of the automation systems, Energy Management System (EMS), SCADA system, communications system, and support infrastructure. Besides these, other causes may be the incidents of cyber security and problems in the management of emergency situations. New risks which occurred “The Stuxnet incident has underlined what many ICS security experts had assumed for a long time: A sophisticated cyber-induced attack against an industrial facility would try to attack control systems rather than IT systems”—CIGRE WG B5-D2.46 – – – – –

June 2010, Stuxnet was discovered; September 1, 2011, Duqu was discovered; May 2012, Flame Retardants was discovered; June 2012, Gauss was discovered; etc.

What is the concept of Cyber Security? Security of those systems cannot be treated as a whole, and nobody can guarantee perfect security, because there is any system of defense perfect. Measures to protect and prevention are not enough, because emergencies and viruses could act in time using hidden forms or different rules. It is important as process to be deﬁned from the point of view of management and responses to the incidents [8]. Incidents may be treated as shown in Fig. 15.12. Safety in the ﬁeld of energy must be monitored on the basis of production, transport and distribution, until to the end-consumer. In general, the current

Table 15.2 Systems developments in IT and SCADA security Past

Present and future

SCADA (Fig. 15.10)

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Closed systems Push-to-talk communications and cyber safe Few information Dedicated operating system (OS) Few security requirements

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Fig. 15.12 Procedure for treating the incidents

problems are treated without taking into account new risks which can appear and could make huge damage, if will not be considered. Risk assessment management involves the following stages: – the analysis by which risks are identiﬁed in order to be assessed; – the risks assessment from the point of view of the impact and likelihood of occurrence within tolerance imposed; – the future decision by identifying and understanding risk [24]. Risk assessment can be done using several tools, one of the most popular being the probability-impact matrix which encompasses: – the assessment of the probability that a risk to materialize and measured the degree of certainty: – the assessment of the impact as the consequence or effect, where the risk would materialize. In the impact assessment, account shall be taken of the fact that the risks that have a strong impact on acute misconduct, while those which manifests itself frequently and have a low impact signals a chronic problem; – the evaluation of risk exposure as a combination of probability and impact can be felt where the risk would be materialize. In case of the materialization, the risk exposure is, in fact, an impact [24]. As a result of completing the stages of identifying and assessing of possible risk, ﬁnally, a synthetic and clear representation of the risks must be drawn, mentioning their ranking in accordance with the level of exposure. The prioritization of risks is a very important tool in risk management. Tolerance is estimated by determining the level of risk accepted. The level of risk accepted is established after the adoption of the response. The following should be taken into account: – inherent risks; – residual risks.

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Fig. 15.13 Assessment of exposure to risks

Risk tolerance involves some subjectivity because it depends to a large extent by the way in which this is perceived as risk. Risks which have a high level of the exposure is located on top of the tolerance and should be dealt with by means of measures by which exposure to residual risks must be made under this tolerance [24] (Fig. 15.13).

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The HMI/SCADA software can be installed on personal computers or embedded computers with touch-screen, distributed through the house or into the industrial process. It runs a real time operating systems because it must respond in the shortest time to changes in the parameters of the process monitored. Consequently, the HMI/SCADA software must meet the following requirements: – – – – – – –

to be easy to use; to have an intuitive interface; to provide increased security; to enable the remote access (if it is the case); to be easily to access and use the information; to be flexible in use; to have the possibility of communication through the various services (sms, e-mail, fax).

The HMI/SCADA software must be capable of performing certain functions, such as: – – – – – – –

control and supervision of process; alarming the user; acquisition of the data needed; storing of the events; keeping the databases updated; developing of graphical evolution of the process; coupling with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.

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The most important element of an integrated HMI/SCADA is the interface that connects the command and the system that is monitored. This interface is used by the human operator to access: – the graphic elements that symbolize the automated technological process in a systemic, appropriate and intuitive manner; – the most important functions in order to enable all functionalities; – the state of alarm variables and the alarms history; – and many other information displayed in a form easy to be followed by the human operator to see the evolution over time of the process monitored. Optimization through SCADA solutions Currently, in the world and in our country, the energy industry is characterized by profound structural transformations. Besides these requests for structural changes, the function in a competitive market leads to the ampliﬁcation of the current efforts made by the power companies to increase efﬁciency and quality of their service. One of the ways of achieving this aim is the orientation towards the smart grids based on a new strategy for energy management. Thus, information of the EP system is one of the basic prerequisites for increasing the effectiveness and safety of the operation of the national energy system. An example of optimization of the electric power stations along a river is shown in next section.

15.5.1 SCADA System Existing in a Hydropower Plant The existing SCADA system (Fig. 15.14) consists of: – the SCADA systems associated with each Hydro Electric central Computer (HEC) (HEC1, HEC2, HECi); – the SCADA System for the Hydro Energy Dispatching (HED) from based Hydroelectric Station (HS). – At the level of the HECs arrangement, the SCADA system is composed of: – Distributed Antenna System (DAS) which represents the equipment for the data transmitted between the SCADA processes in HEDs from the Hydroelectric Station (HS). The DAS has available four RS232 l ports and an Ethernet port. The communication protocols supported are: (1) the DAS Serial, (2) the Modbus RTU, (3) the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 1107 Mode C for serial ports, (4) the DAS TCP/IP, and (5) the Modbus TCP for the Ethernet port. Note that the communication with HEDs is made through the DAS serial ports on two redundant paths: (1) using the telephone line and the communication protocol; (2) using the radio communication protocol. – Functional Assemblies (FAs 1–4) may represent Hydro-aggregate automation systems, automation systems, General Services (GS), and HEC barrage.

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The communication protocols implemented in the FA are the OPC industrial communication protocol (available in Wincc, Cimplicity). Communication with DAS is via Ethernet using the Modbus TCP protocol, which has the role of protocol gateway between OPC industrial communication protocol (available in Wincc, Cimplicity) and Modbus TCP protocol (available in DAS-900). – The operating Console of the SCADA HEC is based on the OPC industrial communication protocol available in SCADA iFix (Intellution). Programmable thermometry in Hydro-agregate Automation (HA1, HA2) systems is made based on (1) Modbus RTU communication protocols, which assure the communication with DAS via RS485 (or RS232) with the energy meters. CewePrometer is a family of high-precision four-quadrant energy meters which has the following communication protocols available: (1) Digital Library Management System (DLMS) (used by the energy metering application) and (2) IEC 1107 serial C Mode. Communication with DAS is via RS-422 (or RS232) using the communication protocol IEC 1107. The HED of the SCADA system is composed of: – The Serial Router (8 + 8 ports) is composed by two industrial computers with QNX operating system. Communication protocols supported by the application are the DAS Serial and DAS TCP/IP Ethernet. Communication with DAS HECs is done in two paths as well. – The radio Router System assures the communications with 16 hydroelectric power plants through radio-relay, using the same communication protocols as the Serial Router. – The SCADA application is installed on the SCADA iFix (Intellution) server and the OPC/DAS TCP/IP gateway. The second SCADA server will operates as the main SCADA server if will be the case. – The Data Base (DB) SCADA server use the iFix application based on the Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL). MS SQL server is the data source for the “Technical Management” application. – Technical Management server is a computer on which is installed and runs the “Technical Management” application based on the installed MS SQL server and WEB server. Information flow diagram From the point of view of information flow, the existing SCADA is presented in Figs. 15.15 and 15.16. Thus, at the level of DAS-900, the HEC data concentrator acquires speciﬁc data for HECs SCADA from the FAs. FA1 and FA2 read the data from the automation systems HA1 and HA2. The General Services (GS) and the Barrage application use the OPC protocol (existing graphic stations as base driver) via the Modbus-TCP from the DAS-900. This conversion from OPC to Modbus-TCP has the following disadvantages:

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Fig. 15.16 Streams and SCADA system architecture for the river hydro-arrangement

– the software application is not documented and it is very hard to be interfaced based on standard protocols with existing SCADA architectures. It appeared as a necessity to interface DAS-900, which doesn’t support for the OPC protocol, with the process charts from the HEC stations, which have locally implemented the OPC protocol; – it requires automatic start and stop upon launching the application of monitoring and control on each processor of the workstation graphics or restarting the operating system. So, it must be individually monitored for any restart in the event of a communication blockage;

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– as was seen in operation, there were frequent blockages of this application, which means that data and commands are not passed to and from the hierarchical level; – the application for operation relies on two text ﬁles with strict rules of editing (spaces, TABs, bookmarks, etc.), which must be conﬁgured identically for each workstation graphics (HA1, HA2, General Services, and Barrage) and DAS-900. Note that the existing SCADA system has the possibility of transmission the commands, but at the present time these are not used. Thermometry system for the HA1 and HA2 will read the temperatures monitored and the CewePrometer meters will give the main electric values: active power, reactive power, voltage, current etc. The data concentrated in DAS900 are transmitted by the SCADA system to the HED through the two redundant paths mentioned above. DAS900 system has the option of receiving SCADA commands and records from HED, but at the present time these are not used. The SCADA data acquired and processed by the HED are stored in the MS SQL database in order to be used by the “Technical Management” application.

15.5.2 SCADA System Proposed at the River Hydro-Arrangement The proposed architecture (Figs. 15.17 and 15.18) was chosen to obtain an increased security by physical separation of the LANs HEC, SCADA LAN, LAN DSZ, and LAN CORPORATE using Router/Firewall equipment. The implementation of a ﬁber optic network (of redundant ring type) will facilitate the communication between the HEDs related to East River and HEC. The IEC 60870-5-104 communication protocol is proposed, which is an industrial protocol suitable for communication between servers and optimized SCADA network of HED and HEC WAN. Note that the existing radio network will remain functional as a backup plan for ﬁber-optic (FO) network. Thus, the IEC 60870-5-101 radio protocol will be used as a hot backup (with automatic switching) for the IEC 60870-5-104 main protocol based on FO network. Consequently, the HED communication with other HECs will not be affected. The managers of the Hydro-electrica (HE) Company aim to implement a central SCADA system data of “real time” type on all hydro-stations. For reasons of security and reliability, it is not recommended to send the data directly from HE SCADA LAN (which is a closed and secure network), but it is possible to transmit data from the isolated nodes. The Technical Management server has all the necessary facilities for data transmission to HE Company. The proposal to modernize the HEC architecture by replacing the existing equipment with new DAS-900 equipment and two SCADA redundant servers (with

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hot redundancy) to eliminate the existing malfunctions and in addition to implement new communication functions needed for operation in HED such as • Bidirectional communication between the automation systems (HA1, HA2, Barrage, GS) using the OPC industrial protocol, without the need of other applications for data conversion; • Communication (in terms of realtime monitoring of the main electrical variables) with existing CewePrometer meters using the IEC1107 and Ethernet TCP-IP communication protocols;

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• Bidirectional communication (in terms of data monitoring and transmission of commands) of HED SCADA system using two paths communication: IEC 60870-5-104 communication protocol (primary path) and IEC 60870-5-101 (backup path). The SCADA applications dedicated servers hold a large number of standardized protocols for direct communication with automation devices used in monitoring and management of industrial processes. The advantages for data acquisition and remote management of the hydropower plants retroﬁtted with redundant SCADA servers are: – Simpliﬁcation of the structure by removing the SCADA DAS-900 equipment (or other similar equipment) and use of the redundant servers for sending commands and data from the central dispatcher and vice versa; this allows easy capacity expansion and further development of software, no constraints; – The use of a SCADA software installed on the server, ensuring direct connection via OPC industrial communication protocol to the existing equipment for the management and supervision of the processes, without intermediate software; servers will provide the following functions: acquisition, operation of data, storage and archiving, printing and reporting to the higher and lower levels of communication, supervision of automated processes. This will also assure: (1) communication with existing equipment installed (meters, protection relays etc.), (2) high speed communication through the FO network of the each HEC and HED, (3) improved security provided by the two levels SCADA servers (two network cards and ﬁrewalls on the routers), (4) local drivers and OPC connectivity with inferior equipment levels, (5) storage and upgrade of existing licenses for iFix and SQL Server, (6) uninterrupted operation through hot-plug functions of the redundant servers, both in terms of data (change of the HDD without stopping the server) and to server maintenance (change of the power supply without stopping the server), and (7) easy interfacing with HED Technical Management server.

15.5.3 Issues Related to Data Acquisition and Remote Management Issues related to data acquisition and remote management applications of the power plants, which running on hydropower facilities with RTU, are the following: – RTU32 in the proposed SCADA architecture is not hot redundant at equipment level; – Unable to communicate with graphic stations of the RTU process and SCADA servers via the OPC industry standard protocol;

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– The need to create a new application (named “Date Gateway”) at the level of SCADA servers, as well as the “Technical Management” server, for bidirectional communication between the servers; – Managing under Windows XP of the Setup software in RTU with Straton; – Bringing of electrical signals directly through wires to the level 1 (RTU 32 level) is not indicated, but the solution to bring them to level 0 (PLC and RTU) it is recommended.

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CitectSCADA system is considered one of the most complex and complete products for the SCADA systems [34, 35], being part of the VIJEO CITECT SURVEILLANCE SOFTWARES 7.40® of to the Schneider company. This software product includes over 150 drivers for communication with the input-output devices and over 350 models for PLCs, RTUs, controllers and regulators, barcode readers etc. For any type of SCADA application, this system offers the needed flexibility in implementation and execution of the project, in terms of speed, efﬁciency and accessibility. More detailed, the CitectSCADA system offers the following opportunities to user: – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Use of the HMI graphic pages for central or local control stations; Realization of operation stages by creating the graphical control buttons; Display the status of the actuators via graphical charts; Display the alarm messages and their evolution; Language selectable to display the messages; Achieving of universal commands through the keystrokes; Controlling, storing, monitoring and displaying of the alarms; View the graphs in real time or in “history record”; Efﬁcient and effective monitoring of the system; Creating of reports; Supervision of product quality by Statistical Process Control (SPC); Acceptance of transferring data with other applications; Security system can be conﬁgured on the priority levels. VIJEO CITECT SURVEILLANCE SOFTWARES has the following modules:

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Citect Explorer The Citect Explorer module is used to create and manage a CitectSCADA project. This controls the conﬁguration permitting enforcement of project in the rest of modules. Citect Explorer screen is shown in Fig. 15.19a: The launch of the Citect Explorer module will automatically run the Project Editor and Graphics Builder modules, but these are minimized in Fig. 15.19a. The close of Citect Explorer module will close all CitectSCADA applications. Project Editor The Project Editor module is used to create and manage the conﬁguration information of CitectSCADA project. The Project Editor window can be viewed by all projects. Special commands are accessible from the buttons or submenus (Fig. 15.19b). Citect Graphics Builder The Graphics Builder module is used to achieve pages and editing graphical objects used on other new graphics (Fig. 15.19c). Graphics Builder editor is activated by a double click on a graphic object in Citect Explorer. Cicode Editor The programs are edited in the window of Cicode Editor. The Cicode Editor menu contains a list of functions. The support information for functions is obtained by a right click on the name of the function (Fig. 15.19d). Conﬁguring CitectSCADA Projects The schematic of a CitectSCADA project looks like in Fig. 15.19e. As can be seen in Fig. 15.19e, the CitectSCADA project includes the following items: – Graphics; – Databases; – Cicode programs. Graphics mean a graphic page which allows the monitor to display the graphical interface with control buttons. Databases allow the storage of process information collected for monitoring and controlling the system. These may be linked to the graphics page if desired. Cicode programs allow functionality and contain a number of useful functions stored. In all projects carried out, the user can: – – – – – –

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and their appropriate functions. An important step will be dedicated to security, namely: – setting application users; – setting their rights. After implementation of the simulation structure, each item must be check using the software to test all functional features (Fig. 15.21a). The steps for creating a new project are: – From the Citect Explorer ! File ! New Project, a new project called “Micro_energy” is open (see Fig. 15.21b); – From the Citect Explorer ! gen ! Communications ! Clusters, deﬁne a cluster of communication called “sch_el_cluster” (Fig. 15.21c); – From the Citect Project Editor ! Servers ! Network Address, deﬁne the TCP/IP address 127.0.0.1 called “sch_el_adr”; Address “sch_el_adr” is the TCP/IT data acquisition system which are allocated to the system (Fig. 15.21d). – Then, the further facilities will be conﬁgured as below: 1. “Alarm”: From the Citect Project Editor ! Servers ! Alarm Server (Fig. 15.21e). 2. “Trending”: From the Citect Project Editor ! Servers ! Server Report (Fig. 15.21f). 3. “Report”: From the Citect Project Editor ! Servers ! Server Trend (Fig. 15.21g). 4. “I/O Server”: From the Citect Project Editor ! Servers ! I/O Server (Fig. 15.21h). 5. “Express Communications Wizard”: From the Citect Explorer ! gen ! Communications ! Express I/O Device Setup ! Next ! Use an existing I/O ! Disk I/O Device ! Citect generic Protocol ! Automatic refresh of tags ! Finish (Fig. 15.21i).

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To this end, in this section the libraries of the associated elements, which are required or which must be designed or imported if there are no such elements, are shown below (Fig. 15.21j). The following symbols and window is used for the transformer and to set the voltage ratio, and to obtain the animation symbol in order to switch the power on or off the power for transformer (Fig. 15.21k). Each of the symbols used in application are briefly shown for further identiﬁcation. Also a suggestive name, a label and a serial number will be associated to

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As shown, the variable called “s1” will be associated with the separator s1. Similarly, the rest of the variables were introduced and associated with each switching element or existing splitter shown in the diagram from Fig. 15.20 To associate an element to a symbol variable, the Properties window must be open for that element, as shown in the following ﬁgure for “Up command”. Here, access the list of variables using the right button. From the list that appears, select the setting required for an ease of identiﬁcation which containing a serial number associated with its name (Fig. 15.21p).

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A new graphic page with the name “L 20 kV SCADA” will be created from the Citect Explorer ! gen ! Graphics ! Pages ! Next ! Create new page ! (Fig. 15.21q). Place the elements in the graphic page using the library and then conﬁgure the related functions as indicated above. One can start the graphical page in accordance with the operating mode of each one, and then the variables will be set; or vice versa, the design program being very flexible. The simulation diagram is tested if running proper. Operation for each item is tested with the left button of the mouse, in different combinations of the tabs. Also,

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the operation of the power level indicators is checked. Adjustment is possible through the existing cursor for both consumers and energy producers. If it appears that there are inconsistencies, errors and changes are required. Finally, the application will be saved. The whole process of the distribution system is monitored and controlled permanently by SCADA. The interface used is improved, showing the new features implemented at level of the dispatcher, which has an overview of the EPS and can perform maneuvers in the system in order to control the process. Besides the information about the state of switches at distribution stations, distribution lines appear illustrated to both household and industrial consumers. Depending on environmental conditions and the load demands are enabled the available energy sources: power plants, small hydro, wind turbines, biomass power plants and photovoltaic plants. These sources have the level indicators for the active power and the reactive power that can be modiﬁed and tracked at the consumer and the producer (Fig. 15.21s). The most important resource to increase the energy efﬁciency is to reduce own energy consumption. An effective tool for studies and planning of the development of electricity distribution networks, and to reduce the domestic electricity consumption, is the analysis of the load proﬁles. This veriﬁcation process is repeated as many times as necessary, until the application will work correctly and as it is speciﬁed (Fig. 15.21r). The application contains circuit breakers and disconnectors that will act as in the “General Regulation” of the maneuvers in the electrical installations and EPS (Fig. 15.21s). Application 2

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The scheme shown in Fig. 15.23 considers the case of an industrial consumer powered from three different energy sources: wind, diesel, national EPS. Energy management strategy implemented is simple: the industrial consumer will be feed from the RES available, but not from two or more sources.

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In this conception, the wind system is a priority, following on same level diesel generator and EPS. If the wind starts and can rotate the wind turbine, then the electric consumers will switch to energy produced by the wind turbine. If the wind stops, then the consumer will be automatically feed from the other two sources, whichever is convenient based on the speciﬁcation: if the chosen second source will be interrupted, then it will automatically switch to the third variant. The energy management strategy will switch the consumer to energy line of the wind turbine if the wind will appear again. In the scheme shown in Fig. 15.3 were also introduced three buttons as follows: – “WIND ON” AND “WIND OFF” to start/stop voluntary the wind farm; – “APN ON” and “APN OFF” to start/stop the industrial consumers; – “GENERAL_ON” “GENERAL_OFF” to start/stop automatically the power flow between the national grid and diesel generator. If wind turbine works, then the network between “SWITCH GEN/NETWORK” and “APN” switch is not active for reasons related to consumer protection. The panel with cursor simulates wind speed which is established in a certain margin and which can turn on/off the wind turbine.

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The focus on new IT strategies represents one of the basic premises of increasing the efﬁciency and safety of the national energy system. Advantages and disadvantages of using a SCADA system were illustrated by applications shown in this chapter. The ﬁrst application proposed for River Hydro arrangement presents a complex SCADA architecture. For the existing architecture, it was proposed some improvements in order to increase its performance: – Implementing a network ring-type redundant with ﬁber-optic which will facilitate communication between HED and HEC network, instead of the radio communication (which will remain operational as standby solution); – Replacing of the existing equipment (DAS900 in Figs. 15.14, 15.15, and 15.16) with a new equipment (2 redundant servers), which will eliminate the existing DAS dysfunctions and in addition will implement new functions that are necessary in exploitation of the hydro facilities: (1) a bi-directional communication (for the purpose of monitoring and transmission of commands) with the automation systems (as HA1, HA2, SG, and Barrage) using the Open Platform Communications (OPC) industrial protocol; (2) a dedicated server for SCADA applications which has a very large number of standardized protocols for direct communication with devices of automation used in monitoring and driving of the industrial processes.

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– Simpliﬁcation of the SCADA architecture (Fig. 15.17) by (1) using the DROP software on the servers, (2) ensuring the direct connection between equipment without intermediate software, (3) ensuring a high speed communication with existing equipment based on the standard protocols, and implementing of high security levels for servers; – Assuring of local drivers and OPC connectivity (Fig. 15.18) will permit (1) the functioning without interruption using the hot-plug redundant servers, (2) a future expansion and easy software development, without constraints, and (3) a simple interfacing of the equipment starting from the top-level to the bottom-level. The second application proposed in this chapter has shown the stepwise implementation of a medium-voltage EPS based on RESs. The application is implemented using the HMI interfaces of the programming environment VIJEO CITECT®. This application provides an improved and friendly interface, with a high degree of integration of the schemes that facilitates easy operation of the system. Compared to the initial application, this new application enables: – Monitoring and handling of the active and reactive power level indicators; the power factor is possible to be evaluated and improved in real-time; – Monitoring is done both for consumers and producers using visualization in both value and graphic representations. – The application will allow a quick view of the irregularities occurring in the system, so it will be possible to eliminate them (Fig. 15.21q, r, s). Another application shows a diesel—wind turbine hybrid EPS used to supply the industrial consumers. This system has the advantage that the wind speed is permanently monitored and adjusted if is the case. The advantages of this supply system are the low costs and the flexibility in choosing of best variants to use the RESs in relation with the environment conditions. Even if the initial costs related to SCADA implementation are relatively high, these will be recovered in short time due to the advantages offered by the SCADA: – improved operation of the installation and of the process, whence a number of savings will appear as a result of the optimization operation; – increased productivity; – full operational control of the process being monitored; – safety, robustness, minimum expenditure in exploitation; – improved system safety due to a better information of the dispatchers and improved supervision; – energy savings due to optimization of the manufacturing processes; – improving the access to information, and their quality and visualization in real-time; – extremely easy to extend the system; – the possibility to be connected with different systems.

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The trends in the evolution of SCADA systems refer to communications, RTU and MTU as follow: – The development of new communication technology to optimize the equipment used as size and energy consumption, making it possible to integrate them even in the RTU; – The upgrade of the radio equipment with numerical subsystems to perform the auto-calibration, which reduce the starting time of the transmitters up to seconds; – The use of the geostationary satellites for SCADA systems using portable broadcasting stations which have the price comparable with that of mobile phones; – The use of communications on ﬁber-optic, which offers the advantages of high speed transmission, increased safety and conﬁdentiality; this technology is well adapted to the needs of communications in ﬁeld of energy as well; – The development in the RTU units based on embedded computers allowed more flexibility related to its functionality as controllers, meters, energy management units etc. The later developments of the MTU units are focused along three levels: (1) improved operator interface (graphical user interfaces, windows, objects, graphics-oriented etc.), (2) increased autonomy of the intelligent self-trained systems, and (3) improved car-to-car communication based on LAN networks.

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Effect of Geomagnetic Storms on Electric Networks Daniel Mayer and Milan Stork

Abstract The beginning of this chapter summarizes the ﬁndings of the physical nature of Earth’s magnetic ﬁeld and its measurements in geomagnetic observatories. Experience shows that the variation of the geomagnetic ﬁeld may affect the operation of various distracting electronic devices, such as systems for the transmission of electrical energy. It is derived an algorithm for calculating the currents that can be induced in the power lines and can lead to the violation of stability of the system. The algorithm is demonstrated in the illustrative example.

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Solar activity causes changes (variation) of the magnetic ﬁeld on the surface of the Earth. If these changes are insigniﬁcant, affect life on Earth, or the technical equipment. Exceptionally, however, a large and rapid variations of the geomagnetic ﬁeld, the so-called magnetic storms, which have the character of shock waves, may adversely affect living organisms (including humans), and the technical systems that people use. There are also pessimistic forecast of extremely strong magnetic storms, according to which may be threatened the modern civilization. The sophisticated technology you use, the more this technique is vulnerable and thus the threat of strong magnetic storms becomes actual. Geomagnetic variations, one

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Fig. 16.1 The course of the vertical component of the geomagnetic ﬁeld on 22 March 2013, as measured by certiﬁed geomagnetic observatory at Budkov, Czech [10]

cannot avoid, but they can be a threat to some approximation of the short-term predictor. Magnetic storms can cause serious disorders in technical systems. Reduce the quality of the radio connections, may damage the cable telecommunication networks and satellite communications systems and thus block the data transmission, can interfere with navigational systems and thus jeopardizing the safety of air transport. Induced currents accelerate corrosion of pipelines transporting oil and gas, on railways may disrupting signaling devices and, in particular, threatens the stability of large electriﬁcation systems which can cause widespread blackouts and in limit case can cause a total collapse of the system and global chaos, with disastrous consequences [1–8]. Geomagnetic activity is monitored by the global network of regional centers [9], one of which is in Prague, Czech, with geomagnetic observatories in the Budkov near Prachatic. Geomagnetic measurements carried out here continuously, at intervals of one minute, or every second, with an accuracy of 0, 1 [nT] and the results are forwarded to the World Data Center in Boulder (USA) and to the International Centre in Edinburgh (Scotland). Geophysical Institute issues from 1994 forecasts of geomagnetic activity for Central Europe, Fig. 16.1, [10]. The issue of the geomagnetic ﬁeld is also successfully engaged in work teams Institute of Atmospheric Physics of AS CR and the Astronomical Institute of Academy of Science, Czech [11]. This chapter presents a conceptual design that allows prediction of electrical power system emergency conditions by magnetic storms.

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16.2.1 Earth Magnetic Field Internal geomagnetic ﬁeld: W. Gilbert is more than 400 years ago believed that at the center of the Earth is a permanent magnet—a magnetic dipole which generates a magnetic ﬁeld on the surface of the Earth. In the northern hemisphere is the south magnetic pole and the axis of magnetic dipole is inclined by 11.8° of the Earth’s axis (Fig. 16.2). For dipole conﬁguration performed in 1828, C.F. Gauss mathematical solution of the geomagnetic ﬁeld using the spherical harmonic analysis. C. F. Gauss also developed a method of measuring absolute geomagnetic ﬁeld and together with A. Humboldt and E. Weber established a worldwide network of observatories for continuous measurement of the geomagnetic ﬁeld. The ﬁrst geomagnetic observatory in Central and Eastern Europe was founded in 1839, K. Kreil in Prague. Measurement of the geomagnetic ﬁeld and plotting global magnetic maps in different epochs showed that the geomagnetic ﬁeld is not stationary, but with time changes—we are talking about secular variations. These are changes that are caused by physical processes in the Earth’s core. These changes are very slow, are detected on the scale of decades, and our problem geomagnetic ﬁeld effect on the electricity system are completely irrelevant [12, 13]. Fig. 16.2 Geomagnetic ﬁeld undisturbed with the solar wind

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The idea of geomagnetism with the permanent dipole magnet was abandoned after ﬁnding that the Earth’s core there is a temperature above the Curie temperature; the ferromagnetic magnetic domains are randomly oriented. For example, at a depth of 100 km below the surface temperature is of the order of 1000 °C, which is signiﬁcantly higher than the Curie temperature of the ferromagnetic material. In the ﬁrst period at least century model was designed to explain geomagnetism—called geodynamo [12]. Its physical nature is the rotational flow liquid outer core of the Earth, which is composed mainly of iron and nickel. Since it is an electrically conductive environment that in a magnetic ﬁeld (maybe a weak magnetic ﬁeld such as the Sun), induce in it a very high electric current (about 109 A), which generates the geomagnetic ﬁeld. Model of geodynamo and his subsequent mathematical description underwent a complex evolution, in which participated many leading astrophysicists. Soon he had shown that simply cannot be represented geodynamo, with an axially symmetrical, stationary flow, as initially anticipated. The most accurate model, developed by Glatzmaier and Roberts [14], has a much more complex conﬁguration: there are the three-dimensional, turbulent, unsteady magneto-hydrodynamic process, in which the applied laws of electromagnetic induction, the laws of fluid flow, electromagnetic and gravitational forces, Coriolis force, temperature convection and electric currents in the ionosphere. Although contemporary computers allow only an approximate solution of this complex dynamic process, computer simulation can be explained by secular variation and even inversion (i.e. change of polarity) geomagnetic ﬁeld in the distant geological past of the Earth. The development of the theory of geodynamo deals e.g. the work of Chicago astrophysicist professor Parker [15, 16]. In order to understand the mechanism of the Earth’s geomagnetic ﬁeld generation including its chaotic reversals several attempts to create an adequate enough, but sufﬁciently simple theory of mathematical models have been undertaken [14]. Some models in form of physically motivated sets of nonlinear ordinary differential equations were derived. Also a variety of different dynamo models based on a physical analogy, manifesting strongly nonlinear phenomena, has often been used for explanation of the origin and chaotic-like behavior related to stellar and planet magnetic ﬁelds [17]. The irregular changes in the Earth’s magnetic ﬁeld polarity occurring in irregular intervals of order hundred thousands to millions of years have been widely investigated by means a concept of geodynamo in the second half of the last century. Results obtained by computer simulation are compared with measured values obtained by geomagnetic observatories, and also using satellites. About secular variations of the geomagnetic ﬁeld in the past centuries, resp. millennia inform archaeomagnetic studies based on the determination of remanent magnetism burned archaeological objects of known age. For example, the samples derived from prehistoric kilns or hearths to determine direction and magnitude of the magnetic intensity of the geomagnetic ﬁeld, in which there was examined object at the time of burning. Information about the geomagnetic ﬁeld of the Earth before tens of

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thousands to millions of years of research provide paleomagnetic remanent magnetization Quaternary of volcanic and sedimentary rocks, geological and radiocarbon dating methods, based on the decay of atmospheric carbon 14C. This will also ﬁnd information on the geomagnetic poles wandering around the geographic poles in various geological epochs and then on multiple geomagnetic polarity inversion [18–24]. Intuitively, any real-world system which is able to convert mechanical power into its electric or electromagnetic form can be considered as a dynamo. When stable equilibrium between the mechanical input and the generated output electrical current is reached we get a self-sustaining magnetic dynamo. In theory of the Earth’s geomagnetic ﬁeld generation the physical concept of geodynamo has been introduced. The simpliﬁed view of the Earth’s interior, which structure is known to play a crucial role in this context, is displayed in the Fig. 16.3. The key idea of [25], the most popular Larmor’s explanation for planetary magnetism is very simple. Any real-world dynamo generates a current. Every current produces magnetic ﬁeld accumulating an energy. Therefore input power, both mechanical and magnetic, must be put into the system in order to maintain its motion. This is the reason why an input torque has to be applied, because otherwise the dynamo would run down due to Ohmic heating. Now comes a new idea concerning internal power-informational interactions and well known destabilizing effects of the positive feedback. Let’s assume existence of a current-carrying wire around the rotation axle of a rotating electromechanical system. It is easy to imagine that under certain conditions the resulting magnetic ﬁeld reinforces the external ﬁeld already present. The stronger ﬁeld increases the Lorenz force and thus increase of the current follows. The growing current in turn creates an even stronger ﬁeld, which increases the current again, and so forth. It can be demonstrated that under proper conditions the induced magnetic ﬁeld will completely supplant the external ﬁeld and as a result only mechanical energy needs be supplied. At about the same time as the Larmor’s theory of planetary magnetism was published, evidence for chaotic-like reversals in the Earth’s magnetic ﬁeld appeared and began to accrue. This evidence came from paleomagnetic record, particularly from lava flows. This record indicates the presence of magnetic ﬁeld over some billions of years [26], necessitating a self-regenerative energy source like

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a dynamo. The paleomagnetic record also indicates numerous reversals over geological history. The geophysics community has long conjected that a geodynamo in the outer core (Fig. 16.1) is the source of the Earth’s geomagnetic ﬁeld. Now, it became clear that the cause of Earth’s main magnetic ﬁeld is the turbulent flow of conducting material deep in the interior, which can only mean the outer core. It means that Larmor’s hypothesis was correct. About the question of the energy source that stimulates this turbulent flow, or equivalently about the physical nature of energy to drive the geodynamo with chaotic behavior, still remains considerable uncertainty. The problem is subject of further structurally oriented experimental as well as theoretical physical research. In order to understand the mechanism of the magnetic ﬁeld generation in the Earth’s outer core the so called “dynamo effect” plays a crucial role and requires further research efforts. An alternative fundamentally different research direction, totally ignoring any information about the actual physical system structure seem to be possible [25, 27–31]. One such an approach is based on a very simple structure of the electromechanical system illustrated by the Fig. 16.4. The physical analogy of the geodynamo with different modiﬁcations of the one-disc, as well as the two-disc unipolar dynamos including the Rikitake system depicted in the Fig. 16.4 is obvious [29]. The structure of the double-disc dynamo, in which the ﬁeld of one dynamo is applied to a second dynamo and vice versa in such a way that a destabilizing nonlinear positive feedback arises can exhibit sudden reversals and chaotic-like ﬁeld changes. However, it is fair to notice that in the Earth’s interior context such a model is structurally highly unrealistic. It follows

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Fig. 16.5 Vector of the geomagnetic ﬁeld and its components: B = iBx + jBy + kBn

that the paleomagnetic record, particularly from lava flow, as well as observed data produced by complicated magneto-hydro-dynamical effects including geomagnetic inversion, cannot be expected to be completely explained by such simple models. For instance, Hide showed in [28] that neglecting effects of mechanical friction is unwarranted for the two-disc dynamo. Moreover, in case of a symmetric mechanical friction the conventional model of the two-disc dynamo was due effects of a positive feedback proven to be structurally unstable and hence incapable to produce any chaotic oscillations. In [30] a further natural question was discussed, whether the last statements concerning instability and chaotic oscillations remain valid when the azimuthal current distribution will be considered. In such a way interesting positive answers for modiﬁed two-disc Rikitake as well as one-disc dynamo have been gained. Geomagnetic ﬁeld generates the Earth’s magnetosphere. Magnetic induction vector B has components Bx and By lying on the surface of the Earth (the resultant of the horizontal component Bh) and the vertical component Bn, which has a direction normal to the surface of the earth (Fig. 16.5). In geophysics usually determines the vector B from angles a (magnetic declination) and b (magnetic inclination) and from the normal component Bn. The vector magnetic ﬁeld on the surface of the Earth is at the poles B * 60 lT, the magnetic equator B * 30 lT and in Czech is B * 44 lT [10].

16.2.2 Solar Activity External geomagnetic ﬁeld: The magnetic ﬁeld effects contribute their electric currents in the ionosphere and magnetic ﬁeld of the Sun and other planets. Over a hundred years ago it was found that there is a fairly rapid geomagnetic ﬁeld variations that correlate with solar activity and show some periodicity—we are talking about variations of daily, annual, eleven year and lunar. For our problem are crucial

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Fig. 16.6 Magnetosphere deformed with onslaught of the solar wind

variations, which have their origin in solar flares, when there is a surge of coronal mass containing electrons and high-energy protons and heavier ions, which then spread with great speed in interplanetary space. This product solar activity is known as a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) and its flow is called the solar wind. The delay between the occurrence of solar flares and geomagnetic ﬁeld variations usually lasts one to two days. The process flow of the solar wind in the interplanetary space undertook the marking space weather. Input electrically charged particles of the solar wind around the Earth to prevent the geomagnetic ﬁeld [12, 31–34]. Solar wind interaction with the magnetosphere is reflected by the fact that the action of the Lorentz force is electrically charged particles moving in the direction of the magnetic ﬁeld lines and flow around the magnetosphere. Thus the solar wind distorts the shape of the magnetosphere (Fig. 16.6): the front (daily, windward) side of the magnetosphere is compressed to about ten Earth radii (about 60,000 km) and dark (night, leeward) side is extended into a long tail of magnetosphere which extends far beyond the orbit of the moon [12]. Geomagnetism thus shields Earth from solar wind and thus protects the Earth’s biosphere. Without geomagnetism would not exist on our planet, the existing forms of life. Just around the geomagnetic poles, where the magnetic induction vector approximately perpendicular to the surface of the Earth, created channels through which the solar wind in particles can partially penetrate into the deeper layers of the magnetosphere and endanger passengers and crew transoceanic years. If CME has a sufﬁciently high energy of solar wind hits the Earth’s magnetosphere, the geomagnetic activity reflected not only in the polar regions, but some of this energy is transferred to the magnetosphere, resulting in rapid variations of the geomagnetic ﬁeld. Their intensity is different: from minor defects, which occur several times a day, to strong variations, caused by the solar wind in shock wave— called magnetic storms [19, 35, 36]. There are accompanied by polar lights. Aurora is luminous phenomena in Earth’s atmosphere. They are caused by the excitation of atoms of the atmosphere in heights between 70 and 1000 km with

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particles of the solar wind. They can watch them as green glowing walls and columns that changes in seconds to minutes. During increased solar activity constitutes the entire auroral ring around the northern and southern magnetic ﬁeld. Minor variations in the time of day quiet geomagnetic ﬁeld are 20–30 nT and during the day, resp. year show some periodicity. On the other hand, for big magnetic storms geomagnetic ﬁeld reaching up to hundreds nT. In contrast, the changes of the internal magnetic ﬁeld is changing in units nT per year. In order to perform these precise measurements are supplemented by continuous variation measurements with accurate absolute measurements. Note that the link between solar and geomagnetic activity is not as a close as previously assumed. The dynamics of the magnetosphere CME activity is complicated and can be described mathematically by a system of partial differential equations of Navier-Stokes, Maxwell’s equations and the equations for heat conduction. This is called a coupled nonlinear problem that has so far been found only an approximate solution. Any contact with the Earth’s magnetosphere signiﬁcant object CME with consequent development of geomagnetic storms beyond our control, but we try to construct mathematical models whose simulations of this natural phenomenon can predict the time for us to perform technical measures to prevent greater damage.

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In this work we calculate parasitic currents during geomagnetic storms can induce electricity wires in the network. The question of the influence of variations of the geomagnetic ﬁeld on the electricity supply system, caused by solar activity, became current at the end of the last century, in connection with several big accidents. Examples include massive power supply outage on the east coast of North America in October 1989. The largest solar flare observed followed by a strong magnetic storm (B * 3000 lT) registered British astronomer R. Carrington in August 1859. Since the introduction of electricity into practice at that time was at the very beginning, although magnetic storm knocked out telegraph network in the entire northern hemisphere, but did not cause more damage. At a time when the entire human civilization dependent electrical and electronics might causes incalculable similar storm damage. In recent times there has been a strong magnetic storm, coupled with the rapid changes in the magnetic ﬁeld 13 March 1989, in the Canadian province of Quebec. Total mains power failures hit Ontario, British Columbia and parts of North America. After a period of nine hours or more were 6 million people without electricity. After 24 h have been taken out of operation US navigation satellites. That event began systematically monitor space weather. List of magnetic storms, which damaged electrical equipment in different parts of the country, is given in [1]. Research into this phenomenon is discussed by many authors, among whom a signiﬁcant proportion by Finnish authors [1, 2, 37–41]. In addition to electrical

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systems were also considered telecommunications networks, network for transport oil and gas [16] and the rail track. Despite great efforts has been devoted to resolving this issue, no matter reliable prediction of the effects of magnetic storms closed. Physical causes harm of electricity networks are parasitic currents induced by geomagnetic variations in the branches of the transmission network—the abbreviation indicate the GIC (Geomagnetically Induced Currents) [42]. Geomagnetic variations have the character of shock waves, which are changes in seconds. GIC are superimposed together with the operating currents in the lines electricity system that transmits active and reactive power. In terms of electrical networks, these changes are very slow and therefore GIC denoted as quasi-DC currents. It follows that it is sufﬁcient to count only with the resistance of the transmission lines, while the effect of inductance, capacity coupling and skin effect are negligible. GIC causing more load of conductor by current, increase the transmission losses, increase the voltage drop in the lines and cause oversaturation magnetic circuits of transformers and thus may cause a violation of stability and eventually black-out of system.

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For electromagnetic induction GIC in the branches of the network is important the rate of time of normal (vertical) components of Bn(t) of vector magnetic induction B. The magnetic storm on Earth is delayed eruption on the Sun for about 25–60 h. Drawing on many years of observations of solar and geomagnetic variations subsequent measurements can thus be predicted with a certain probability what will be Bn(t). Estimated process Bn(t) will be for us starting point for a further speciﬁed size calculation algorithm GIC.

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Investigated power system will be replaced by network N distributed in the plane (x, y), which consists from n irregular polygons having m branches and p nodes etc. (Fig. 16.7). We know: The topological structure of the network N, i.e. the graph G, the metric structure of network N, i.e. the geometric dimensions of the network N which are given by the coordinates of the vertices of each polygon and its physical structure, which are given by the resistance Ri (i = 1, …, m) of each branch of network. On the network N operates time-varying geomagnetic ﬁeld; we know its axial (vertical) component Bn(t) and we assume that in the ﬁeld (x, y) of networks

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N, the value of Bn(t) does not change. Using knowledge of matrix analysis of electrical circuits [43, 44], let the ith polygon containing a loop ci is irregular and his vertices have coordinates (x1, y1), ….., (xp, yp). Polygons graph G is a set of n independent loops {c1, …, cn}. According to the second Maxwell’s equations apply to the ith loop ci. I

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The network N in the plane (x, y) has the topological structure characterized by graph G in Fig. 16.8, his metric structure is determined by the coordinates of nodes of the graph G: (0, 0), (220, 40), (180, 180), (30, 140) and (80, 70) km, and the physical structure of the network N is determined by the resistance of branches: R1 = 32.1 X, R2 = 50.2 X, R3 = 32.1 X, R4 = 34.6 X, R5 = 19 X, R6 = 24.1 X, R7 = 31.7 X, R8 = 33 X. Measurements were found the normal component of the magnetic induction of the geomagnetic ﬁeld with a time step of 1 s; graph of Bn(t) is the upper Fig. 16.7, determine the immediate and effective values GIC in branches of network N.

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Using the spline interpolation and subsequent numerical derivative of the function Bn(t) can be found dBn/dt. This function was normalized by its maximum size, max[|dBn/dt|] = 60 [nT]. 1 dBn n Graph of standardized function f ðtÞ ¼ maxj1dBn =dtj : dB dt ¼ 60 : dt is in the bottom part of Fig. 16.9. Oriented graph G (arbitrarily). The second incidence matrix, matrix of resistances of branches and vector of loops of polygon surfaces of network are 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 60 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 6 7 C¼6 7 40 0 1 0 0 0 1 15 0

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In the previous section we explain the physical causes of time-variable Earth’s magnetic ﬁeld and subsequent we found the solution of relatively slow variable phenomenon in the electricity network. We formulate the algorithm of calculation of the values of the quasi-direct current that induce in the branches of the electricity

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Fig. 16.10 Currents i1 (top) to i8 (bottom) for network according Fig. 16.8

network. These currents generate electric power which is completely converted to electric heat in conductors of transmission lines and in the winding of the transformers in the electricity system. These currents are purely parasitic and do not participate on the transmission of power from generators to appliances, as well as reactive power during normal operation of network. During magnetic storms (i.e. in the relatively quick changes in the Earth’s magnetic ﬁeld), this can cause the dissipation of heat damage to wires of transmission lines and windings of the transformers. This will avoid using the protection network, but at the cost of the interruption of power supply, which leads to a collapse of the electricity system. Let in the ith transmission line is the current pﬃﬃﬃ iik ðtÞ ¼ Ioi þ 2fIi k sinðkxt þ ui k g;

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A more complicated case occurs in the transformer winding. A quasi-direct current cause not only increases Joule losses in the windings, but also causes reduction of magnetization of magnetic circuit of the transformer. Decreases permeability of the magnetic circuit and also reduction of the inductance of the windings can leads to a decrease the stability of the electricity system and cause also reactive power increasing.

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The input value when calculating the GIC is the time course of the vertical component of the magnetic induction Bn(t), which can only be estimated based on a larger number of long-term measurements. It is therefore a typical task with uncertain input data. These tasks are resolved in principle, two different approaches: stochastic (probabilistic), or the method of reliable solutions (i.e. using worst-case scenario), we assume the “worst” possible over Bn(t), even if the probability of its occurrence is small. The second of the two approaches is therefore pessimistic, but it is “safer”. The size of the GIC is not crucial size of the normal component of the magnetic intensity Bn, but the size of its derivative, i.e. dBn/dt. Based on the observation of the geomagnetic ﬁeld it can be assumed that strong geomagnetic shock waves, which entitle to predict the state of emergency power system, events are very rare. On presented example it was shown, that for electrical networks are strong magnetic storms dangerous, because of induction of quasi-direct current. This leads to current overload of lines. Most dangerous is it this quasi-dc part for transformers especially for magnetic saturation [45, 46]. These phenomena can be avoided by means of protections which excludes some parts of networks from work. Should such a quite exceptional magnetic storms occurred, can the system operator to prevent destructive situations only intervention in the topological structure of the transmission system. Example, it can transform the transmission system into smaller units, or may interrupt galvanic connection some exposed line of system included with isolating transformers. Acknowledgements Milan Stork’s participation was supported by Department of Applied Electronics and Telecommunications, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic and by the European Regional Development Fund and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic under the Regional Innovation Centre for Electrical Engineering (RICE), project No. No. LO1607, the Internal Grant Agency of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, the project SGS-2015-002 and GA15-22712S.

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Index

A Active power, 144, 147, 151, 152, 155, 158, 159, 175, 178, 179, 185 Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS), 317, 319, 320, 323, 324, 329, 337, 342 Apparent power, 144, 147–149, 151, 152, 155, 159, 163, 164, 167, 168 Artiﬁcial Bee Colony (ABC), 255 Aurora, 618 Automatic compensation, 154, 156 Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ), 550 Automatic Secondary Voltage Regulation, 228, 242 B Back-to-Back (B2B), 288, 310, 312 Balanced loads, 155 Bandwidth, 552, 553, 556 Banks capacitors, 240, 241 Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), 296 Best compromise solution, 478, 483, 487, 492, 494, 496, 498, 499, 501, 503, 505 C Cascaded H-Bridge (CHB), 302–304 Cicode programs, 592 CitectSCADA, 591–593 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), 554, 555, 558 Combined Heat and Power (CHP), 549 Comma separated value (CSV), 461 Communications, 547, 549, 551, 552 Compensator, 137–139, 141, 145, 146, 151, 159, 169, 185 Constraints, 337 Control, 227, 233 Cost function, 329

Coverage, 548, 553, 555 Current Source Converter (CSC), 289 Customised-Of-The-Shelf (COTS), 551 Cyber, 565, 567, 579 Cyber attacks, 574, 578 Cyber security, 565, 579 Cyclodissipativity, 137, 138, 144, 185 D Decision variable, 476, 489, 490, 510 Delta conﬁguration, 159 Deterministic ORPD (DMO-ORPD), 476, 478, 491–496, 498, 500–503, 505, 507, 508, 510 Differential Evolution (DE), 255 Digital signal processor, 175 DIgSILENT Programming Language (DPL), 417 Diode clamped, 295, 302 Dissipative systems, 137, 146 Distributed generation (DG), 191, 203, 204, 276, 287 Distribution Network Operator (DNO), 253 Double fed induction generator (DFIG), 224 Dynamical system, 145 Dynamic Power Flow Controller (DPFC), 287, 288, 309, 312 Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR), 288 E Earth’s magnetosphere, 618 Electric Power Systems, 547, 549 Electric Vehicle (EV), 549 Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), 276, 289 Energy loss, 329 Energy storage system, 296, 311 Energy transmission, 137–139, 144, 182 Evolutionary programming (EP), 346 Expected value of power loss, 484

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Index Induction machine (IM), 518, 519, 521, 526, 542 Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), 287, 288, 295 Insulated Gate Commutated Thyristor (IGCT), 287, 288, 295 Interline Power Flow Controller (IPFC), 127, 128, 310, 312, 319 Internal product, 142 Internetwork Protocol version 6 (IPv6), 550 Inter-phase power controller (IPC), 296, 319 ISA100.11a, 558 K Kirchhoff current law (KCL), 50, 57, 58, 66, 72, 97, 98, 100, 103, 105, 106, 108, 109, 111 Kirchhoff voltage law (KVL), 57, 58, 66, 67, 97, 100, 103, 111 L LAN, 572, 574, 587, 608 Latency, 553, 556, 557 Life expectancy, 556 Linear Programming (LP), 255 Long Term Evolution (LTE), 553, 555 Loss, 193, 195, 196, 198, 199, 207, 209, 219, 221–223 Low-pass ﬁlter, 154, 173, 174 M Machine-To-Machine (M2M), 550, 554, 555 Magnetic storm, 611, 612, 618–620, 626, 627 Media Access Control (MAC), 558 Metering, 547, 548, 550–552 Minimal value, 148 Mixed integer non-linear program (MINLP), 476 Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC), 310–312 Monte Carlo simulation (MCS), 478 MOPSO-NTVE, 331, 333, 334, 337, 338, 340, 341 MOPSO-TVAC, 338, 339, 341 MOPSO-TVIW, 338, 339, 341 MS SQL database, 587 MTU, 608 Multi-converter FACTS (M-FACTS), 319, 320, 323, 324, 329 Multilevel Converter, 276, 298, 302 Multi-objective, 318, 320, 321, 331, 342 Multi-Objective Optimal Reactive Power Dispatch (MO-ORPD), 475, 477, 478, 491, 494, 507

Index Multi-objective optimization, 320, 321, 331 N Network, 612, 613, 619–623, 625–627 Neutral Point Clamped (NPC), 131 Nodal Method, 50, 97 Nonlinear, 137, 138, 144–146, 151–156, 168, 171, 177 Non-Linear Programming (NLP), 255 Nonsinusoidal, 137, 138, 140, 141, 172 Number of Function Evaluation (NFE), 394, 457, 463, 465, 466, 469, 470 O On-Load Tap Changer (OLTC), 252, 253, 255 Operating point, 517, 518, 528–531, 533–535, 543 Optimal power flow (OPF), 214, 217, 252, 264, 346, 475, 476 Optimal reactive power dispatch, 475, 476, 510 Optimal reactive power flow (ORPF), 252, 362 P Pareto front, 221, 222 Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), 255, 346, 366–371, 375, 378, 399, 427, 428, 435, 437, 438, 439, 442, 443, 449, 463, 465–468, 474 Pattern search, 347, 372–378, 382–385, 387, 389, 391, 397 Phase-shifting transformer (PST), 310, 319, 321 Planetary magnetism, 615 Point of Common Coupling (PCC), 262, 276, 281 Polyphase, 139, 141 Power factor, 17, 31, 35–38, 43, 44, 276–278 Power Flow Controller, 287–290, 308–310, 312 Power Line Communications (PLC), 547, 552 Power loss, 475–477, 483, 484, 492, 494, 498, 507, 510 Power quality, 227, 228, 237 Power system, 3–6, 21, 26, 31, 45, 227–229, 233, 234, 237, 240, 246, 247 Power transfer theorem, 50, 97 Power transformer sockets, 241 Power triangle, 172, 177 Probability distribution function (PDF), 478–480, 482 Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), 287

633 Q Quadratic Programming (QP), 255, 346 R Reactive power, 4, 12, 17, 34–38, 42–44, 137–139, 141, 145, 146, 148, 154, 155, 159, 163, 167, 169, 171–174, 185, 191, 193–200, 205, 209, 211–214, 216–218, 222–224, 227–237, 240–243, 245, 246 Reactive power compensation, 36, 38, 44 Reactive power consumption, 34, 35, 38, 44 Reactive Power Dispatch (RPD), 255–258, 261, 271 Reactive Power Planning (RPP), 263, 265, 269, 318 Real Genetic Algorithms (RGA), 255 Reliability, 191, 192, 196, 203, 204 Renewable energy source, 276 Resilience, 556 Resistive-inductive load, 518 Rikitake system, 616 Root mean square, 51 S SCADA, 561–579, 581–591, 595, 597, 601–604, 606–608 Scalability, 549, 556 Security, 549, 551, 555, 556 Self-excited induction generator, 518, 526, 528 Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP), 346 Service Level Agreement (SLA), 550, 551, 555 Sinusoidal signal, 50–53, 97, 111 Smart grid, 554–557 Smart Integrated Generation, 549 Smart Market, 549 Smart Network Management, 549 Solar activity, 611, 617, 619 Solar wind, 613, 618, 619 Standards for power systems, 3, 26 Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM), 276, 296–298, 319 Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC), 127, 128 Static VAr Compensation (SVC), 261, 265 Static VAR Compensator, 276, 287, 289 Static Voltage Restorer (SVR), 288 Static Voltage Stability (SVS), 264 STC, 329, 330, 334, 340 Stochastic MO-ORPD (SMO-ORPD), 475, 476, 478, 486, 490, 491, 497, 501, 504, 507

634 Sub-Synchronous Resonance (SSR), 123, 288, 294, 303–305, 312 Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES), 296 Surge Impedance Loading (SIL), 118, 132 Switched, 179 Synchronous condenser, 228, 235, 236, 241 T Tabu Search (TS), 255 Tellegen’s theorem, 145 Three-phase networks, 154, 185 Throughput, 553 Thyristor-Controlled Braking Resistor (TCBR), 296 Thyristor-Controlled Reactor (TCR), 124, 125, 287, 290, 293, 294, 309, 517, 536 Thyristor-Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC), 126 Thyristor-Controlled Series Compensator (TCSC), 287, 294, 295 Thyristor-Controlled Series Reactor (TCSR), 126 Thyristor-Controlled Voltage Limiter (TCVL), 296 Thyristor-Switched Capacitor (TSC), 124, 125, 287, 290–292, 309 Thyristor-Switched Capacitor-Thyristor-Controlled Reactor (TSC-TCR), 124, 125 Thyristor-Switched Reactor (TSR), 124, 125 Thyristor-Switched Series Capacitor (TSSC), 125, 319 Thyristor Switched Series Reactor (TSSR), 319 Time delay, 172, 173, 177 Total harmonic distortion, 28, 41, 80, 277 Traditional Genetic Algorithm (TGA), 265 U Unbalanced, 140, 154, 158, 161–163, 165, 168 Uniﬁed Power Flow Controller (UPFC), 127, 128, 287, 288, 296, 306–308, 310, 312, 319, 320

Index V Vijeo Citect Surveillance Softwares, 561, 565, 566, 591 Volt Ampere Reactive (VAR), 275, 276, 287, 289, 296 Voltage collapse, 318 Voltage Deviation (VD), 195, 221–223, 329, 362, 385, 386, 388, 390, 476, 478, 483, 484, 492, 494, 507, 510 Voltage proﬁle, 318 Voltage Source Converter (VSC), 276, 287–289, 295–301, 304, 306, 308, 310–312 Voltage stability, 193, 221–223, 227, 228, 233, 246, 247, 318, 475–478, 483–485, 507, 510 Voltage Stability Index (VSI), 362, 384, 386, 387, 389 Voltage Stability Margin (VSM), 255 W WiFi, 552, 558 WiMAX, 556, 558 Wind farm, 259, 261, 265, 266, 271, 476, 482, 483, 488, 489, 493, 496, 503, 506, 508 Wind power plant, 192, 201, 202, 211, 221, 223, 241, 243 Wind turbine, 191, 193–199, 201, 202, 204, 205, 210, 211, 213–215, 222–224, 259, 265 WirelessHART, 558 Wireless network, 553, 558 Wireless technologies, 547, 553, 556 X X Digital Subscriber Line/Loop (xDSL), 547, 552 Z Zero-Voltage Switching (ZVS), 290 ZigBee, 558