The influence of motor re-acceleration on voltage sags

M.H.J. Bollen

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    The assumption that a voltage sag is rectangular is not correct in a power system with large induction motor loads. The motors decelerate during the short circuit. After fault-clearing, they will accelerate again, drawing a high reactive current from the supply, causing a prolonged postfault voltage sag. This is aggravated by the removal of branches by the protection. The resulting shape of some voltage sags in an example power system is shown and discussed. For the example power system, a stochastic voltage sag table is determined. This table gives the expected number of sags of different depth and duration. The influence of faster protection and of reduced transformer impedance on the table is presented. A simple motor model is implemented in a method for including interruptions due to voltage sags in the reliability analysis of power systems. This model is presented briefly and used to show the influence of motor parameters on the number of sags that lead to an interruption of plant operation
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)667-674
    Number of pages8
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1995


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