A MASTER CLASS IN OPTIMIZING ELECTRICITY FLOW Prevent across-the-grid failures, as well as localized brownouts and blackouts, and accurately anticipate future usage with this rigorous tutorial on load flow analysis. Expert Lynn Powell's Power System Load Flow Analysis breaks the complex tasks involved in mathematical modeling of complicated power grids into short segments, making the computational tools of this trade easier to grasp and use. This text derives well-known major algorithms, and shows you how they are deployed in powerful software. Here's all the help you need to: bull; bull;Predict network loadings, prevent overloads, and anticipate future needs bull;Model generators, transformers, and other equipment mathematically bull;Solve nonlinear load flow equations bull;Deploy algorithms in software bull;Efficiently troubleshoot emerging problems bull;Discover common causes of solution difficulties Electrical load flow analysis is critically important in the planning and management of power networks. This expert guide gives you all the tools you need to gain a detailed understanding of the subject. INSIDE: System Representation * The Load Flow Problem * Reference System * Jacobi Method Gauss-Seidel Method * Z-Matrix Methods * Newton-Raphson Methods * Newton-Raphson Method Using Cartesian Coordinates * Newton-Raphson Method Using Polar Coordinates * Fast Decoupled Method * DC Load Flow * Voltage Control: Generators * Voltage Control: On-Load Tap Changing Transformers * Results Output * Solution Difficulties * Appendix: Starting VoltagesPowell, Lynn is the author of 'Power System Load Flow Analysis', published 2004 under ISBN 9780071447799 and ISBN 0071447792.