A method for determining generators’ shares in loads, line flows and losses

Sobhy Abdelkader

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This paper presents a new method for calculating the individual generators’ shares in line flows, line losses and loads. The method is described and illustrated on active power flows, but it can be applied in the same way to reactive power flows. Starting from a power flow solution, the line flow matrix is formed. This matrix is used for identifying node types, tracing the power flow from generators downstream to loads, and to determine generators’ participation factors to lines and loads. Neither exhaustive search nor matrix inversion is required. Hence, the method is claimed to be the least computationally demanding amongst all of the similar methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1063-1074
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Franklin Institute
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Control and Optimization
  • Modelling and Simulation


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