Investigating a Ranking of Loads in Avoiding Potential Power System Outages

Fahrioglu M., Nwulu N. I.

PRZEGLAD ELEKTROTECHNICZNY, vol.88, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Power System Outages, Demand Management Programs, Electric Loads, Sensitivity Analysis
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, we consider the impact or sensitivity of loads to likely power system contingencies that would require the adoption of demand management programs and we establish a frame work for determining the most critical loads and ranking them. Moreover we develop a novel weighted average approach that can be modified to specific power system needs and determine the most effective load for a number of likely contingencies. The methodologies developed in this work are tested on a wide range of sample power system test cases with successful results