Study of alternative schemes for the parameterization step of the continuation power flow method based on physical parameters, part I: Mathematical modeling
Electric Power Components and Systems. Philadelphia: Taylor & Francis Inc., v. 31, n. 12, p. 1151-1166, 2003.
Alves, D. A.
Da Silva, LCP
Castro, C. A.
Da Costa, V. F.
The conventional power flow method is considered to be inadequate to obtain the maximum loading point because of the singularity of Jacobian matrix. Continuation methods are efficient tools for solving this kind of problem since different parameterization schemes can be used to avoid such ill-conditioning problems. This paper presents the details of new schemes for the parameterization step of the continuation power flow method. The new parameterization options are based on physical parameters, namely, the total power losses (real and reactive), the power at the slack bus (real or reactive), the reactive power at generation buses, and transmission line power losses (real and reactive). The simulation results obtained with the new approach for the IEEE test systems (14, 30, 57, and 118 buses) are presented and discussed in the companion paper. The results show that the characteristics of the conventional method are not only preserved but also improved.