This paper deals with the security aspects of power system by evaluating the severity of transmission line outage. MW security assessment is made by determining the power flow in the line using load flow for each contingency. The severity of contingency is measured using a scalar index called performance index (PI). DC load flow and Fast Decoupled load flow are used as approximate and exact load flow methods for MW security assessment respectively. Contingency analysis is carried out and ranked lists in the decreasing order of severity based on PI values are prepared for standard test systems. The severity of line is evaluated and compared using these load flow methods. A new method is proposed to avoid Masking problems in MW security assessment. Security analysis is made on standard test systems such as 5, 6, IEEE 14 and IEEE 30 bus systems under present study.
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 58)
A. K. Chowdhury et al., "Mega Watt Security Assessment of Power Systems", International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 58, pp. 9-15, 2015