Time-Domain Analysis of the Smart Grid Technologies: Possibilities and Challenges

Francisco De León, Reynaldo Salcedo, Xuanchang Ran, Juan A. Martinez-Velasco

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This chapter describes the use of time-domain analysis for the study of smart grid (SG) technologies. The studies particularly include cases of system reconfigurations by large number of switching operations, and discussions of how to exploit the advantage of automation and the self-healing capabilities of a real-life complex network. The chapter also covers the study of distributed energy resources (DERs) integration into the system and their possible effects on system voltage violations. Time-domain simulations allow for the study of issues such as power system overvoltages to be analysed in detail. Two of these studies for distribution networks having networked secondary services are discussed in the chapter. The chapter also discusses the negative impacts of distributed generation (DG) to distribution system reliability, which is of high importance to utilities. It offers some experience of the development of industrial-grade translators for interfacing power-flow programs with electromagnetic transient program (EMTP)-type programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransient Analysis of Power Systems
Subtitle of host publicationSolution Techniques, Tools and Applications
PublisherWiley-IEEE Press
Number of pages71
ISBN (Electronic)9781118694190
ISBN (Print)9781118352342
StatePublished - Nov 28 2014


  • Distributed generation (DG)
  • Distribution networks
  • Distribution systems
  • Electromagnetic transient program (EMTP)-type programs
  • Industrial-grade translators
  • Power system overvoltages
  • Power-flow programs
  • Smart grid (SG) technologies
  • Time-domain analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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