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Load Flow Solution of the Tanzanian Power Network Using Newton-Raphson Method and MATLAB Software
International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2014, Pages: 277-286
Received: Nov. 15, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 27, 2014; Published: Dec. 5, 2014
Author
Mashauri Adam Kusekwa, Electrical Engineering Department, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Abstract
Load flow studies are the backbone of power system analysis and design. They are necessary for planning, operation, optimal power flow and economic scheduling and power exchange between utilities. This paper describes modelling procedure and present models of system components used in performing load flow analysis. The developed models are joined together to form a system network representing an approximate Tanzanian power network model. A load flow problem is formulated using the model and a MATLAB program developed using Newton-Raphson algorithm is applied in solving the problem. Simulation results are presented and analysed. The results indicate that the voltage magnitude and voltage phase angle profiles are within the operating limits of the system; it means that the selection of system components and modelling process is appropriate and accurate. The results will form the basis of other critical power system studies of the network in the future such as power system state estimation, optimal power flow and security constrained optimal power flow studies.
Keywords
System Component Modelling, Power System, Load Flow Analysis, Newton-Raphson Method, MATLAB Software
Mashauri Adam Kusekwa, Load Flow Solution of the Tanzanian Power Network Using Newton-Raphson Method and MATLAB Software, International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2014, pp. 277-286. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20140306.11
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