This paper describes a study on the optimal location of a resistive superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) applied to an electric power grid. The resistive SFCL, which is designed to provide the quick system protection in the event of a fault, can have different effects on the planning and operation of a power system depending on its location. To select the optimal location of the SFCL, the sensitivity analysis of power changes and/or power losses in the system with respect to its resistive value occurred in series with a transmission line during a fault is introduced. Moreover, the optimal location determined by the proposed method is coordinated with the corresponding optimal resistive value of the SFCL to improve low-frequency oscillation damping performance of the system. The IEEE benchmarked four-machine, two-area test system is used to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed method with the case studies based on time-domain simulation.
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Manuscript received August 15, 2008. Current version published July 15, 2009. This work was supported by Manpower Development Program for Energy & Resources of MKE with Yonsei Electric Power Research Center (YEPRC) at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. The authors are with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749, Korea (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TASC.2009.2019035
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering