Increasing demand for electrical power arising from deregulation and the restrictions posed to the construction of new transmission lines by environment, socioeconomic, and political issues had led to higher grid loading. Consequently, voltage instability has become a major concern, and reactive power support is vital to enhance transmission grid performance. Improved reactive power support to distressed grid is possible through the application of relatively unfamiliar emerging technologies of qFlexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)q devices and qDistributed Energy Resources (DERS).q In addition to these infrastructure issues, a lack of situational awareness by system operators can cause major power outages as evidenced by the August 14, 2003 widespread North American blackout. This and many other recent major outages have highlighted the inadequacies of existing power system indexes. G. Anderson, P. Donalek, R. Farmer, N. Hatziargyriou, I. Kamwa, P. Kundur, N. Martins, J. Paserba, P. Pourbaik, J. Sanchez-Gasca, R. Schulz, ... 10, 2004. CHAPTER 2 PAPER 1: DEVELOPMENT OF A VERSATILE VOLTAGE STABILITY 20.
|Title||:||Index-based Reactive Power Compensation Scheme for Voltage Regulation|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|