Power Flow Studies—1
Satisfactory operation of complex, large and interconnected (grid-operated) power systems requires power flow (commonly called load flow) computer programs. The power flow study program evaluates and analyzes the system under balanced three-phase steady state conditions.
4.1.1 Basic Applications of Power Flow Studies and its Significance in Power System Operation and Control:
- To set the active power generation according to economic-dispatch practice for a given set of active power loads at the bus-bars and transmission loss.
- To set the reactive power generation and transmission in order to maintain the bus voltage magnitudes close to the rated values.
- To verify that generators operate within ...