A study on the transmission overload relief by fast switching

Yoon Sung Cho, Han Sang Lee, Gilsoo Jang

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Because of computational burden and complex topology of substation, a transmission overload relief using circuit-breaker switching was very complex and difficult. However, a on-line algorithm for reducing the overloads in transmission lines has made progress due to the advance of IT technology. This paper describes the methodology for alleviating the overloads in transmission lines by circuit-breaker switching. First, the severe contingency lists and substations were selected from the results of contingency analysis. Then the switch combinations are determined using circuit-breakers of the selected substation. The topology changes are limited to equipment outage, bus split, island split, bus merge and island merge. Finally, the fast screening and full analysis methods are used to analyze the overload in transmission lines. To verify the performance of the proposed methodology, we performed a comprehensive test for both test system and large-scale power systems. The results of these tests showed that the proposed methodology can accurately alleviate the overloads in transmission lines from online data and can be applied to on-line applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1053-1058
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug


  • Cb switching
  • Power flow analysis
  • Topology processing
  • Transmission overload relief

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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