Identifier

etd-06052017-173008

Degree

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Since the introduction of power electronics to the grid, the power system has quickly changed. Fault detection and removal is performed more accurately and at quicker response time, and non-inertia driven loads have been added. This means stability must continue to be a main topic of concern to maintain a stable synchronized grid. In this thesis a lab was designed, constructed, and tested for the purpose of studying transient stability in power systems. Many different options were considered and researched, but the focus of this paper is to describe the options chosen. The lab must be safe to operate and work around, have flexibility to perform many different type of experiments, and accurately simulate a power system. The created lab was then tested to observe the impact of PSS on an unsynchronized generator connected to a static load. The lab performed as designed, which allows for the introduction of more machines to create the IEEE 14 Bus grid.

Date

2017

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Mehraeen, Shahab

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