A Simple Approach to the Solution of the AC-DC Power Flow Problem

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The advent of inexpensive and reliable high-power SCR’s has led to the reemergence of dc power systems for industrial and utility applications. Calculations of the voltage profile for these systems require that the ac-dc power flow problem be solved. While many texts treat the ac power flow, none to date have incorporated the ac-dc power flow. Presented in this paper is an approach for simultaneously solving the ac and dc systems equations which constitute the ac-dc power flow problem. The approach is valid for multiterminal HV dc links as well as industrial dc networks. The use of Newton’s method in this approach allows the ac-dc power flow to be presented as a generalization of the ac power flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-40
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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