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Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Power

2012

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Voltage Security Constrained Reactive Power Optimization Incorporating Wind Generation, L G. Meegahapola, E Vittal, A Keane, D Flynn Jan 2012

Voltage Security Constrained Reactive Power Optimization Incorporating Wind Generation, L G. Meegahapola, E Vittal, A Keane, D Flynn

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This paper presents a comparative analysis between conventional optimal power flow (OPF) and voltage constrained OPF strategies with wind generation. The study has been performed using the New England 39 bus system with 12 doublyfed induction generator (DFIG) based wind farms installed across the network. A voltage security assessment is carried out to determine the critical wind farms for voltage stability enhancement. The power losses and individual wind farm reactive power generation have been compared with and without voltage stability constraints imposed on the OPF simulation. It is shown that voltage constrained OPF leads to much greater active power losses ...


Sax-Based Decomposition Of Non-Stationary Power Quality Waveforms, M J. Afroni, Darmawan Sutanto, D Stirling Jan 2012

Sax-Based Decomposition Of Non-Stationary Power Quality Waveforms, M J. Afroni, Darmawan Sutanto, D Stirling

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The Hilbert Huang Transform (HHT) is a powerful tool for Power Quality (PQ) classifications. One of the main advantages of the HHT is its ability to analyze non-stationary complex waveforms with very good time resolution. However, like other waveform classification techniques, it has difficulty in resolving the instant of sudden changes in the waveform. To overcome the above problems, SAX (Symbolic Aggregate ApproXimation) method is proposed to convert the signal into symbols which facilitates a pattern detector algorithm to identify the border of the stationary signals within a non-stationary signal. Results from simulations will be provided and discussed. © 2012 IEEE.


Application Of Multi-Agent System For Preventing Power Interruption In A Large Power System, S R. Islam, Darmawan Sutanto, K M. Muttaqi Jan 2012

Application Of Multi-Agent System For Preventing Power Interruption In A Large Power System, S R. Islam, Darmawan Sutanto, K M. Muttaqi

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This paper presents an emergency control approach for preventing wide spread power interruption using multi-agent system. The proposed control algorithm is based on decentralized architecture of intelligent agents to achieve fast and accurate response when a catastrophic disturbance is identified in the system. By dividing the network into several areas, the voltage instability problem can be localized and countermeasures can be directed to the most affected area by the authorized local agent. This facilitates quick decision making within the system. The effectiveness of the proposed technique has been proved by a simulation of IEEE 57 bus test power system.


Characteristics Of Power Quality Disturbance Levels In Australia, Sean Elphick, Vic Smith, Vic Gosbell, Robert Barr Jan 2012

Characteristics Of Power Quality Disturbance Levels In Australia, Sean Elphick, Vic Smith, Vic Gosbell, Robert Barr

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The Australian Long Term Power Quality Survey (LTNPQS) now covers 2,000 sites with a range of different characteristics including strength (related to fault level), line construction and dominant load type. This paper details the latest outcomes of the LTNPQS project in terms of both disturbance levels and reporting methods. A comparison of the differences between voltage, unbalance and harmonic THD levels at strong (close to transformer) and weak (towards the end of LV feeders) sites has been performed and significant differences have been found. A multivariable linear regression study has been undertaken in order to investigate the correlation between ...


Hybrid Power Saving Technique For Wireless Sensor Networks, Asama Alshaibi, Peter Vial, Montserrat Ros Jan 2012

Hybrid Power Saving Technique For Wireless Sensor Networks, Asama Alshaibi, Peter Vial, Montserrat Ros

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In wireless communication, idle listening, receiving and transmitting are the main source of consumption of energy. This paper gives an overview of several techniques used for wireless networks. We incorporated PSM and PC to gain the advantage of PSM (reduce idle listening) and PC (reduce receiving and transmitting power) and implemented them in the IEEE 802.15.4 protocol. The results show that the new hybrid technique saves more power than PSM and PC individually. © 2012 IEEE.


Power-Aware Routing In Networks With Delay And Link Utilization Constraints, Gongqi Lin, Sieteng Soh, Mihai Lazarescu, Kwan-Wu Chin Jan 2012

Power-Aware Routing In Networks With Delay And Link Utilization Constraints, Gongqi Lin, Sieteng Soh, Mihai Lazarescu, Kwan-Wu Chin

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Current network infrastructures are over-provisioned and thus exhibit poor power efficiency at low traffic load. In this paper, we consider networks comprising of bundled links, whereby each link has one or more physical cables that can be switched off independently. The problem at hand is then to switch off redundant cables during off peak periods, while retaining the QoS provided to existing traffic demands. Unfortunately, the problem to maximally shutdown redundant cables is an NP-complete problem. Henceforth, we design a fast heuristic, called Multiple Paths by Shortest Path First (MSPF), that aims to maximize the number of switched-off cables subject ...


Voltage Unbalance Management In Power Systems Based On Iec 61000-3-13:2008: Implications On The Use Of 'Kue Factor', Upuli Jayatunga, Sarath Perera, Philip Ciufo Jan 2012

Voltage Unbalance Management In Power Systems Based On Iec 61000-3-13:2008: Implications On The Use Of 'Kue Factor', Upuli Jayatunga, Sarath Perera, Philip Ciufo

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Voltage unbalance emission allocation principles prescribed in IEC61000-3-13:2008 Technical Report utilise a factor, kuE, which allows separation of the total voltage unbalance that arises at a point of evaluation due to both the load under consideration and the supply network. As per the definition given, this factor (kuE) accounts for the unbalance emission that arises due to the load whereas (1-kuE) accounts for unbalance that arises due to the network. The technical report prescribes a range of values from which a suitable value can be chosen based on the system characteristics, however, no systematic methodologies exist to-date to determine ...