Geomagnetic disturbance modeling results for the AEP system: A case study

Komal S. Shetye, Thomas J Overbye, Qun Qiu, Jeffrey Fleeman

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Abstract

Geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs) drive geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) into the power grid. These have the potential to cause half-cycle saturation of transformers and increase their reactive power consumption. This paper provides an illustrative assessment of GMD impacts on a bulk electric system such as the American Electric Power (AEP) East system. This is done by integrating GIC analysis into power flow studies of the system. Parts of the system likely to experience high GICs are identified, with a corresponding analysis of the impacts on system voltages. Some background on the GMD-integrated power flow modeling approach is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 25 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933

Other

Other2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period7/21/137/25/13

Keywords

  • geomagnetic disturbances (GMD)
  • geomagnetically induced currents (GIC)
  • power flow studies
  • voltage collapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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