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  • Author or Editor: R. El-Sehiemy x
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This paper integrates a Real Power Differential Scheme (RPDS) for power transformer protection. The suggested RPDS for power transformer computes the active power loci during normal operation, switching, normal, and internal, involves turn to turn, and external faults at varied load angles. The proposed RPDS concept is based on monitoring and comparing the transformers primary and secondary active and reactive powers. The dynamic response of the proposed RPDS is tested 300 MVA, 220/66 kV, Y/Δ transformer. Furthermore, the suggested scheme is simulated with the use of Matlab/Simulink then tested for various fault and switching conditions. Moreover, the RPDS is checked for inter turn fault conditions at primary and secondary sides. The evaluation of the suggested scheme confirms the superiority of the proposed scheme to distinguish internal and external faults as well as magnetizing inrush currents with good selectivity, high speed, sensitivity, stability limits and high accuracy response of the power differential scheme. Finally, the suggested scheme is able to detect correctly the turn to turn faults for wide range of fault resistances but fails at very low values.

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This paper presents optimal preventive control actions using ant colony optimization (ACO) algorithm to mitigate the occurrence of voltage collapse in stressed power systems. The proposed objective functions are: minimizing the transmission line losses as optimal reactive power dispatch (ORPD) problem, maximizing the preventive control actions by minimizing the voltage deviation of load buses with respect to the specified bus voltages and minimizing the reactive power generation at generation buses based on control variables under voltage collapse, control and dependent variable constraints using proposed sensitivity parameters of reactive power that dependent on a modification of Fast Decoupled Power Flow (FDPF) model. The proposed preventive actions are checked for different emergency conditions while all system constraints are kept within their permissible limits. The ACO algorithm has been applied to IEEE standard 30-bus test system. The results show the capability of the proposed ACO algorithm for preparing the maximal preventive control actions to remove different emergency effects.

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This paper proposes an approach for optimal placement of phasor measurement units (PMUs) for complete observability at normal and emergency conditions such as any single line outage or any single PMU loss using ant colony optimization (ACO) algorithm. The objective function is to find the optimal locations of PMUs and the minimum number of PMU channels by optimizing the logic decision of control variables, under the observability constraint. The ACO algorithm is applied to the standard IEEE 14-bus, 30-bus and New England 39-bus systems. In addition, an application of the proposed algorithm to a real power system of the west Delta network (WDN) as a part of the Unified Egyptian Network (UEN) is presented. The results obtained are compared with those obtained using other techniques. Simulation results show that the proposed ACO algorithm is more accurate and efficient for obtaining the optimal placement of PMUs with minimum number of PMU channels, especially with increasing the system size.

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