Condition-based exciter model complexity reduction for improved transient stability simulation

Soobae Kim, Thomas J. Overbye

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A reduced model approach to decrease computational complexity in power system transient stability simulation is presented. This study investigates conditions that make fast modes active or inactive using practical power system examples. Modes in the original system where fast dynamics do not appear can be neglected, allowing simulation steps to be increased without numerical stability issues. During a transient simulation, the proposed method switches dynamically between the original exciter model and the reduced one, depending on the switching criterion presented. A high level of accuracy is achieved and computational efficiency is increased. Case studies with the Western Electricity Coordinating Council system are provided to validate the performance of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1894-1902
Number of pages9
JournalIET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Issue number14
StatePublished - Nov 5 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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