Determination of Critical Generator Group Using Accelerating Power and Synchronizing Power Coefficient in the Transient Energy Function Method

Chun, Yeong-Han

  • Received : 2010.01.18
  • Accepted : 2010.12.20
  • Published : 2011.03.01


This paper proposes an algorithm for determining critical generator lists using accelerating power and synchronizing power coefficient (SPC), and critical generator group (CGG) from CGG candidates, which is a combination of critical generators. The accurate determination of CGG provides a more accurate energy margin while providing system operator with information of possible unstable generator group. Classical transient energy function (TEF) method selects the critical generators with big corrected kinetic energy of each generator at the moment of fault removal. However, the generator with small acceleration after fault, that is, the generator with small corrected kinetic energy, is also likely to belong to CGG if the generator has small synchronizing power. The proposed algorithm has been verified to be effective compared with the classical TEF method. We utilized the power system of Korean Electric Power Corporation(KEPCO) as a test system.


Transient stability;Critical generators;Transient energy function;Synchronizing power coefficient;Accelerating power;Mode of disturbance


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