Generation Aspects

  • Thierry van Cutsem
  • Costas Vournas
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (PEPS)


Synchronous generators are a primary source of reactive power and are to a great extent responsible for maintaining a good voltage profile across a power system. Consequently their characteristics and their limitations are of major importance for the analysis of voltage stability. It is worth noting that in almost all voltage instability incidents, one or several crucial generators were operating with limited reactive capability.


Reactive Power Voltage Stability Terminal Voltage Flux Linkage Synchronous Machine 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry van Cutsem
    • 1
  • Costas Vournas
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LiègeBelgium
  2. 2.National Technical UniversityAthensGreece

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