A radial scan method of power flow analysis for distribution systems

William A. Ruthruff, Gerald T. Heydt, E. Sherman Hall, Michael Dyer

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Abstract

An iterative procedure for solving the load flow problem for radial distribution feeders is described. The method is termed the 'scan and iterate' approach. The method is analyzed for convergence. An application to solving radial distribution feeders with shunt capacitors is described and illustrated. A novel graphic user interface is described for the analysis of shunt capacitor placement and control along a radial primary distribution feeder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 39th North American Power Symposium, NAPS
Pages589-594
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 39th North American Power Symposium, NAPS - Las Cruces, NM, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2007Oct 2 2007

Publication series

Name2007 39th North American Power Symposium, NAPS

Other

Other2007 39th North American Power Symposium, NAPS
CountryUnited States
CityLas Cruces, NM
Period9/30/0710/2/07

Keywords

  • Distribution engineering
  • Load flow studies
  • Power flow studies
  • Primary power distribution
  • Radial feeders
  • Shunt capacitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ruthruff, W. A., Heydt, G. T., Hall, E. S., & Dyer, M. (2007). A radial scan method of power flow analysis for distribution systems. In 2007 39th North American Power Symposium, NAPS (pp. 589-594). [4402370] (2007 39th North American Power Symposium, NAPS). https://doi.org/10.1109/NAPS.2007.4402370