Techno-Economic Analysis of Off-Grid Renewable Energy Power Station: A Case Study

Published by Liu Liqun, Liu Chunxia, Taiyuan University of Science & Technology Abstract. This paper gives the techno-economic analysis of a wind-PV-diesel system with storage battery backup for an off-grid power station specially located in Dongwangsha, studying data from a particular site in littoral China. The simulation and optimization results indicated the most optimized sizingContinue reading “Techno-Economic Analysis of Off-Grid Renewable Energy Power Station: A Case Study”

PWM Drive Motor Failures due to Transient Voltages

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: PWM Drive Motor Failures due to Transient Voltages, Document ID: PQS0404, Date: June 30, 2004. Abstract: In an effort to improve the efficiency of many industrial processes, equipment has been retrofitted with adjustable speed drives (ASDs). The ASDs allow for better speed control, soft starting of motors, andContinue reading “PWM Drive Motor Failures due to Transient Voltages”

Phase-to-Phase Transients at Transformer Terminations During Utility Capacitor Switching

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Phase-to-Phase Transients at Transformer Terminations During Utility Capacitor Switching, Document ID: PQS0603, Date: January 1, 2006. Abstract: There are a number of important transient related concerns when transmission capacitor banks are applied. These concerns include insulation withstand level, switchgear capabilities, energy duties of protective devices, and system harmonicContinue reading “Phase-to-Phase Transients at Transformer Terminations During Utility Capacitor Switching”

Impact of Capacitor Bank Outrush Reactors on Circuit Breaker Transient Recovery Voltages

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Impact of Capacitor Bank Outrush Reactors on Circuit Breaker Transient Recovery Voltages, Document ID: PQS0906, Date: October 15, 2009. Abstract: Current limiting outrush reactors are often installed with utility transmission capacitor banks. These reactors limit the high-magnitude, high-frequency currents that flow when the capacitor bank discharges into aContinue reading “Impact of Capacitor Bank Outrush Reactors on Circuit Breaker Transient Recovery Voltages”

Nuisance Tripping of Sensitive Customer Power Electronic Equipment

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Nuisance Tripping of Sensitive Customer Power Electronic Equipment, Document ID: PQS1011, Date: October 15, 2010. Abstract: This case study presents an investigation of nuisance tripping of sensitive customer power-electronic equipment during utility capacitor bank switching. The simulations for the analysis were completed using the PSCAD program. The powerContinue reading “Nuisance Tripping of Sensitive Customer Power Electronic Equipment”

Impact of Protective Relays on Voltage Sag Index

Published by Xinke GAO1,2 , Yapeng LIU3 , Congying WANG4,School of Electronic, Information and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (1),Institute of Information Technology Luoyang Normal College (2),Power Supply of Qingdao Company, Shandong Electric Power Corporation (3),School of foreign language, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (4) Abstract. This paper provides the probability-assessment analysis on the characteristicContinue reading “Impact of Protective Relays on Voltage Sag Index”

Distribution Transformers Protection Against High Frequency Switching Transients

Published by Dariusz SMUGAŁA1, Wojciech PIASECKI1, Magdalenia OSTROGORSKA1,Marek FLORKOWSKI1, Marek FULCZYK1, Paweł KŁYS2ABB Sp.z.o.o., Corporate Research Center, (1), ABB Sp.z.o.o., ABB Distribution Transformers, (2) Abstract. Distribution transformers protection method against high frequency transients generated during Vacuum Circuit Breaker (VCB) operations is presented in this paper. ATP/EMTP simulations of transients generated during the VCB operation andContinue reading “Distribution Transformers Protection Against High Frequency Switching Transients”

A Methodological Proposal for Monitoring, Analyzing and Estimating Power Quality Indices: the case of Bogotá-Colombia

Published by L. E. Gallego, Student Member IEEE, H. Torres, Member IEEE, F.A. Pavas, Student Member IEEE, D.F. Urrutia, Student Member IEEE, G. A. Cajamarca, and D. Rondón, Student Member IEEE. Abstract—The Estimation of Power Quality (PQ) indices has a vital importance on the development of national PQ standards not only because provides truthful informationContinue reading “A Methodological Proposal for Monitoring, Analyzing and Estimating Power Quality Indices: the case of Bogotá-Colombia”

Feeder Lightning Transients

Published by Electrotek Concepts, Inc., PQSoft Case Study: Feeder Lightning Transients, Document ID: PQS1101, Date: March 15, 2011. Abstract: Lightning strokes to exposed utility transmission or distribution circuits can inject a significant amount of energy into the power system in a very short time, causing deviations in voltages and currents which persist until the excess energyContinue reading “Feeder Lightning Transients”

Steel Plant Transformer Operational Issues

Published by Tadeusz GLINKA1,2, Marek GLINKA2Politechnika Śląska w Gliwicach (1), BOBRME Komel (2) Abstract. Design of steel-plant furnace three-phase transformer (110 kV/(350 to 500) V, 50 kA) and its operating conditions are described in the paper. After three months of operation this transformer failed. Cause of failure, its course and damage to transformer winding areContinue reading “Steel Plant Transformer Operational Issues”