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# Load Flow Analysis

System Concepts

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## Power in Balanced 3-Phase

S = V I
S t
Systems
1

S
f.d.p=P/S
f.d.p:Cantidad de energa
convertida en trabajo

LN

= 3 S

3 V

LL

= P + jQ

## P:Es la potencia efectiva

que se aprovecha como
trabajo.
Q:Es la que genera los
campos magnticos
(cargas inductivas)

retraso

## Inductive loads have lagging Power Factors. I esta retrasada en relacin a V

Capacitive loads have leading Power Factors.
adelanto

L
Lagging
i Power
P
Factor
F t

L di Power
Leading
P
Factor
F t

C
Current
t and
dV
Voltage
lt
(adelanto)

(atraso)
Cargas capacitivas,(condensadores)
Cargas inductivas (motores, transformadores)
Dependiendo de la craga el cos puede estar adelantado, retrasado o igual a 1 (ejm. cargas resistivas donde la
tension y corriente estan en fase),
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## Leading & Lagging Power

F t
Factors
(Retraso +)

(Adelanto -)

ETAP displays lagging Power Factors as positive and leading Power Factors
as negative
negative. The Power Factor is displayed in percent.
percent

Q
j

Lagging
Power
Factor

Leading
Power
Factor

P - jQ

P + jQ

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kVA B
IB =
3kVB
(kVB ) 2
ZB =
MVA B

S = 3VI

V = 3ZI
SB

I
=
B
3VB

2
V
Z = B
B SB

## If you have two bases:

Then you may calculate the other two
by using the relationships enclosed in
b k t The
brackets.
Th diff
differentt bases
b
are:
IB (Base Current)
ZB (Base Impedance)
VB (Base Voltage)
SB (Base Power)

I actual
I pu = t l
IB

Vactual
Vpu = t l
VB

Zactual
Z pu =
ZB

Sactual
Spu =
SB

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selects
ects for
o LF:
ETAP se
100 MVA for SB which is fixed for the
entire system.
g of reference p
point is
The kV rating
used along with the transformer turn
ratios are applied to determine the
base voltage for different parts of the
y
system.

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Example 1: The diagram shows a simple radial system. ETAP converts the branch
impedance values to the correct base for Load Flow calculations. The LF reports show
the branch impedance values in percent. The transformer turn ratio (N1/N2) is 3.31
and
d th
the X/R = 12.14
12 14
Transformer Turn Ratio: The transformer turn ratio is
used by ETAP to determine the base voltage for different
parts of the system. Different turn ratios are applied starting
f
from
the
th utility
tilit kV rating.
ti

kVB1

N1
kV =
kVB2
N2
1
B

kVB2

## Transformer T7: The following equations are used to find

the impedance of transformer T7 in 100 MVA base.

X pu

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X
Z pu
R
=
2
X

1+
R

R pu

x pu
=
X
R
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X pu =

0.065(12.14)
1 + (12.14) 2

= 0.06478

R pu =

0.06478
= 0.005336
12.14

The transformer impedance must be converted to 100 MVA base and therefore the
following relation must be used, where n stands for new and o stands for old.
o
n
o VB
Zpu = Zpu n
VB

SnB
13.8 100
o = (5.33103 + j0.06478)

= (0.1115+ j1.3538)
13.5 5
SB
2

## % Z = 100 Z pu = 11.15 + j135.38

Impedance Z1: The base voltage is determined by using the transformer turn ratio. The base
impedance for Z1 is determined using the base voltage at Bus5 and the MVA base.

kVutility 13.5
VB =
=
= 4.0695
N1 3.31
N2
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VB2
(4.0695) 2
ZB =
=
= 0.165608
MVA
100

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The per-unit value of the impedance may be determined as soon as the base
impedance is known. The per-unit value is multiplied by one hundred to obtain
the percent impedance. This value will be the value displayed on the LF report.

## Zactual (0.1 + j1)

Zpu =
=
= (0.6038+ j6.0382)
0.1656
ZB
% Z = 100 Z pu = 60.38 + j603.8
The LF report generated by ETAP displays the following percent impedance values
in 100 MVA base

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## Load Flow Problem

Given
Load Power Consumption
p
at all buses
Configuration
Power Production at each generator

Basic
B i R
Requirement
i
t
Power Flow in each line and transformer
Voltage Magnitude and Phase Angle at each bus

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ESTABLE

## Determine Steady State Operating Conditions

Voltage Profile
Power Flows
Current Flows
Power Factors
Transformer LTC Settings
Voltage Drops Caidas de tension
Generators Mvar Demand (Qmax & Qmin)
Total Generation & Power Demand
Steady State Stability Limits
MW & Mvar Losses
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## Size & Determine System

E i
Equipment
t & Parameters
P
t
Cable / Feeder Capacity
Capacitor Size
g ((Turn Ratios))
Transformer MVA & kV Ratings
Transformer Impedance & Tap Setting
Imp.
Current Limiting Reactor Rating & Imp
MCC & Switchgear Current Ratings
Generator
G
t Operating
O
ti Mode
M d (Isochronous
(I
h
/ Droop)
D
)
Generators Mvar Demand
Transmission, Distribution & Utilization kV
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Optimize Operating
C diti
Conditions
estn dentro

Bus Voltages
g are Within Acceptable
p
Limits
Voltages are Within Rated Insulation Limits
off Equipment
E i
t
Power & Current Flows Do Not Exceed the
Maximum Ratings
perdidas son determinadas

## System MW & Mvar Losses are Determined

Circulating Mvar Flows are Eliminated
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Calculation Process
Non-Linear System
Calculated Iteratively
Assume the Load
V lt
Voltage
(I
(Initial
iti l C
Conditions)
diti
)
Calculate the Current I
Based on the Current,
Calculate Voltage Drop Vd

Assume VR
C l I = Sload / VR
Calc:
Calc: Vd = I * Z
Re-Calc VR = Vs - Vd

## Re-Calculate Load Voltage VR

Re-use Load Voltage
g as initial condition until the
results are within the specified precision.
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M th d
Methods
1.

2.

## Low Requirements on initial values,

b t slow
but
l
iin speed.
d

3.

Fast-Decoupled Method

## Two sets of iteration equations: real

power voltage angle,
reactive power voltage magnitude.

Newton-Raphson Method

initial values.

precision.

## First order derivative is used to speed up

calculation.

Better for
f radial systems and
systems with long lines.

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## Load Nameplate Data

kWRated
HP 0.7457
kVARated =
=
PF Eff
PF Eff
kVARated
FLA3 =
3 kV
kVARated
R t d
FLA1 =
kV
Where PF and Efficiency are taken at 100 %
loading conditions

PF =

kW
kVA

kVA
( 3 kV)
kVA
I1 = 1000
kV
I3 = 1000

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## In Load Flow calculations induction,

synchronous and lump loads are treated
as constant power loads
loads.

## The power output remains constant even

if the input voltage changes (constant
)
kVA).

## The lump load power output behaves like

a constant power load for the specified %
motor load.

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## Constant Impedance Loads

In Load Flow calculations Static Loads,
Loads Lump Loads
(% static), Capacitors and Harmonic Filters and Motor
Operated Valves are treated as Constant Impedance
Loads.
The Input Power increases proportionally to the
square of the Input Voltage.
In Load Flow Harmonic Filters may be used as
capacitive loads for Power Factor Correction.
Correction
MOVs are modeled as constant impedance loads
because of their operating characteristics.

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## Constant Current Loads

The current remains constant even if the
voltage changes.
DC Constant current loads are used to test
Battery discharge capacity
capacity.
AC constant current loads may be used to test
UPS systems performance.
DC Constant Current Loads may be defined in
ETAP by defining Load Duty Cycles used for
Battery Sizing & Discharge purposes.

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Generic Loads

Exponential Load
Polynomial Load
Comprehensive
Load

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## Generator Operation Modes

Feedback Voltage
g
AVR: Automatic Voltage
Regulation
Fixed: Fixed Excitation
((no AVR action))

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## Governor Operating Modes

Isochronous: This governor setting allows the
generators power output to be adjusted based on
the system demand.
Droop: This governor setting allows the generator
to be Base Loaded, meaning that the MW output is
fixed.

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Isochronous Mode

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Droop Mode

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Droop Mode

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Droop Mode

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Adjusting Excitation

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## In ETAP Generators and Power Grids have four operating

modes that are used in Load Flow calculations.
Swing Mode
Governor is operating in
I
Isochronous
h
mode
d
Automatic Voltage Regulator
Voltage Control
Governor
G
is
i operating
ti
in
i
Droop Mode
Automatic Voltage Regulator
Mvar Control
M
C t l
Governor is operating in
Droop Mode
Fixed Field Excitation (no AVR
action)
ti )
PF Control
Governor is operating in
D
Droop
M
Mode
d
AVR Adjusts to Power Factor
Setting
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In
I the
th Swing
S i
Mode,
M d the
th voltage
lt
is
i kept
k t fixed.
fi d P & Q can vary
based on the Power Demand
In the Voltage Control Mode, P & V are kept fixed while Q &
are varied
i d
In the Mvar Control Mode, P and Q are kept fixed while V &
are varied

## If in Voltage Control Mode, the limits of P & Q are reached, the

model is changed to a Load Model (P & Q are kept fixed)

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## Maximum & Minimum

R
Reactive
ti P
Power
Machine Rating (Power Factor Point)
Field Winding Heating Limit

## Steady State Stability Curve

Armature Winding Heating Limit

Slide 35

Field Winding
g
Heating Limit

Machine
M
hi Rating
R ti
(Power Factor
Point)

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Generation Categories
Generator/Power Grid Rating Page
Load Flow Loading Page

10 Different Generation
Categories for Every
Generator or Power Grid
in the System

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Power Flow
V1 = V1 1

V 2 = V2 2
S = V* I = P + jQ
V *V
= 1 2 *SIN ( 1 2 ) +
X

2
V1*V 2
V2
j
*COS ( 1 2 )

X
X

V1*V
V2
*SIN ( 1 2 )
X
2
V1*V 2
V2
Q=
*COS(
COS( 1 2 )
X
X
P=

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## Example: Two voltage sources designated as V1 and V2 are

connected as shown. If V1= 100 /0
/0 , V2 = 100 /30
/30 and X = 0 +j5
j5
determine the power flow in the system.

=
X
j5
I = 10 j2.68

I=

## V1I* = 100(10 + j2.68) = 1000 + j268

V2 I* = (86.6 + j50)(10 + j2.68) = 1000 j268
| I |2 X = 10.352 5 = 536 var

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The following graph shows the power flow from Machine M2. This
machine behaves as a g
generator supplying
pp y g real p
power and
absorbing reactive power from machine M1.

( V E)
sin
X

( )

Power Flow
1

( V E)
V
cos
X
X

( )

2
2

## Real Power Flow

Reactive Power Flow
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Bus Voltage
ETAP displays bus voltage values in two ways
kV value
Percent
P
t off Nominal
N i lB
Bus kV

For Bus4:

## kVCalculated = 13.5 kVNo min al = 13.8

kVCalculated
V% =
100 = 97.83%
kVNo min al
For Bus5:

kVCalculated = 4.03
V% =

kVCalculated
100 = 96.85%
kVNo min al
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L di
Loading

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## Load Flow Adjustments

Transformer Impedance
Adjust transformer impedance based on possible length variation
tolerance

Reactor Impedance
Adjust reactor impedance based on specified tolerance

Overload Heater
Adjust Overload Heater resistance based on specified tolerance

## Transmission Line Length

Adjust
djust Transmission
a s ss o Line
e Impedance
peda ce based o
on poss
possible
b e length
e gt
variation tolerance

Cable Length
Adjust Cable Impedance based on possible length variation tolerance
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## Load Flow Study Case

Adj t
Adjustment
t Page
P
Adjustments applied
Individual
Global

Temperature Correction
Cable Resistance
Transmission Line
Resistance

Slide 45

NEC and
d ANSI C84
C84.1
1

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Part 1

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Part 2

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Bus Alerts

p

Cable

Reactor

Line

Transformer
f

O

UPS/Panel

Generator

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## Protective Device Alerts

Protective Devices

Monitored parameters %

Condition reported

OverLoad

OverLoad

Fuses

Rated Current

OverLoad

Contactors

OverLoad

OverLoad

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## If the Auto Display

feature is active, the
Alert View Window will
appear as soon as the
L d Fl
Load
Flow calculation
l l ti
has finished.

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Advanced LF Topics
Load Flow Convergence
Voltage Control
Mvar Control

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## Load Flow Convergence

Negative Impedance
Zero or Very Small Impedance
Widely Different Branch Impedance Values
Long Radial System Configurations
Bad
B dB
Bus V
Voltage
lt
IInitial
iti l V
Values
l

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Voltage Control
Under/Over Voltage Conditions must be
fixed for proper equipment operation and
insulation ratings be met.
Methods of Improving Voltage Conditions:
Transformer Replacement
Capacitor Addition
Transformer Tap
p Adjustment
j
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Under-Voltage Example
Create Under Voltage
Condition

Method 2 - Shunt
Capacitor

## Change Syn2 Quantity to 6.

(Info Page, Quantity Field)

## Add Shunt Capacitor to Bus8

Run LF

Voltage is improved

## Bus8 Turns Magenta (Under

Voltage Condition)

## Method 3 - Change Tap

Place LTC on Primary
y of T6
Select Bus8 for Control Bus

## Change T4 from 3 MVA to 8

MVA will
MVA,
ill notice
ti slight
li ht
improvement on the Bus8 kV

Study Case

consuming

Bus Voltage
g Comes within
specified limits

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Run LF

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Mvar Control
Vars from Utility

Close Switch

Open Switch

Run LF

## Var Contribution from the

Utilit reduces
Utility
d

Method 1 Generator
Change Generator from
Voltage Control to Mvar
Control
Set Mvar Design Setting to 5
Mvars

## Method 3 Xfmr MVA

Change T1 Mva to 40 MVA
Will notice decrease in the
contribution from the Utility

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Panel Systems
y

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Panel Boards
They are a collection of branch circuits
feeding system loads
Panel System is used for representing power
and lighting panels in electrical systems

## Click to drop once on OLV

Double-Click to drop multiple panels

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Representation
A panel branch circuit load can be modeled as
an internal or external load
Advantages:
1. Easier Data Entry
2. Concise System
Representation

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Pin Assignment
Pin 0 is the top pin of the panel
ETAP allows up to 24 external load connections

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Assumptions
Vrated (internal load) = Vrated (Panel Voltage)
Note that if a 1
1-Phase
Phase load is connected to a 3
3Phase panel circuit, the rated voltage of the panel
circuit is (1/3) times the rated panel voltage
The voltage of L1 or L2 phase in a 1-Phase 3-Wire
panel is (1/2) times the rated voltage of the panel
There are no losses in the feeders connecting a
load to the panel
Static loads are calculated based on their rated
voltage
lt
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Line-Line Connections
Load Connected Between Two Phases of a
3-Phase System
A

B
C

B
C
IB = IBC

IBC
Load

IC = -IBC

LoadB

## Angle by which load current IBC lags the load voltage =

Therefore, for load connected between phases B and C:

## For load connected to phase B

SBC = VBC.IBC
PBC = VBC.IBC.cos
QBC = VBC.IBC.sin

SB = VB.IB
PB = VB.IB.cos ( - 30)
QB = VB.IB.sin (
Q
( - 30))
And, for load connected to phase C
SC = VC.IC
PC = VC.IC.cos ( + 30)
QC = VC.IC.sin
C C
( + 30))

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Info Page

NEC Selection
A, B, C from top to bottom or
left to right from the front of
the panel
Phase B shall be the highest
voltage (LG) on a 3-phase, 4wire delta connected system
(midpoint grounded)

## 3-Phase 4-Wire Panel

3-Phase 3-Wire Panel
1 Ph
1-Phase
3 Wi Panel
3-Wire
P
l
1-Phase 2-Wire Panel

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Rating Page
Intelligent kV Calculation
If a 1-Phase p
panel is connected to a 3-Phase bus
having a nominal voltage equal to 0.48 kV, the
default rated kV of the panel is set to (0.48/1.732
=) 0.277 kV
For IEC, Enclosure Type
is Ingress Protection
(IPxy), where IP00 means
no protection or shielding
on the panel

## Select ANSI or IEC

B k
Breakers
or Fuses
F
from
f
Main Device Library

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Schedule Page

Ci
Circuit
it Numbers
N b
with
ith
Standard Layout

C l
Column
L
Layoutt

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Description Tab
Firstt 14 load
Fi
l d items
it
in
i the
th list
li t are based
b
d on NEC 1999
Last 10 load types in the Panel Code Factor Table are user-defined
Load Type is used to determine the Code Factors used in calculating the total
panel load
p
External loads are classified as motor load or static load according to the
element type
For External links the load status is determined from the connected loads
demand factor status

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Rating Tab

## Enter per phase VA, W, or

Amperes for this load
load.
For example, if total Watts
for a 3-phase load are
1200 enter W as 400
1200,
(=1200/3)

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Loading Tab
For internal loads, enter the % loading for the selected loading category
For both internal and external loads, Amp values are
calculated based on terminal bus nominal kV

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## Protective Device Tab

Library Quick Pick LV Circuit Breaker
(Molded Case, with
Thermal Magnetic Trip
Device) or
Library Quick Pick
Fuse
will
appear
depending on the
Type of protective
device selected.

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Feeder Tab

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Action Buttons
Copy the content of the selected
row to clipboard. Circuit number,
Phase, Pole, Load Name, Link
and State are not copied.
copied

## Paste the entire content (of the

copied row) in the selected row.
This will work when the Link
Type is other than space or
unusable, and only for fields
which are not blocked.

selected row.

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Summary Page
Continuous Load Per Phase and Total
Non-Continuous Load Per Phase and Total
Connected Load Per Phase and Total (Continuous + Non-Continuous Load)

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Output Report

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## Panel Code Factors

The first fourteen have fixed formats per NEC 1999
Code demand load depends on Panel Code Factors
Code demand load calculation for internal loads are done
for each types of load separately and then summed up

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