Title: Electric power systems real-time monitoring and control

Authors: Eduardo N. Asada, Ahmed F. Zobaa, Ruben Romero, Walmir Freitas

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, Engineering School of Sao Carlos, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos 13566–590, Brazil. ' Electrical Power and Machines Department, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt. ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho, Ilha Solteira, Brazil. ' Department of Electrical Energy Systems, State University of Campinas, Campinas 13083–852, Brazil

Abstract: In recent decades, several improvements have been achieved in power system operation and control. The evolution was mainly in the development of computational and communication systems. Both areas allowed the analysis of complex models of power system operation and control that resulted in a more flexible system controlled in almost real-time mode. All these improvements favoured the change of power system operation to a new environment, in which the traditionally electrical energy system-regulated monopoly became deregulated with operations based on energy market operations. In this environment, not only security, but also the monitoring of power flow direction and the controls, represent critical issues. This paper presents an overview on the real-time monitoring and control in power systems.

Keywords: electric power systems; real-time modelling; real-time control; security analysis; reliability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2007.015619

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2007 Vol.5 No.6, pp.651 - 657

Published online: 05 Nov 2007 *

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