Detection and Management of Large Scale Disturbances in Power System

  • Antans Sauhats
  • Vladimir Chuvychin
  • Galina Bockarjova
  • Diana Zalostiba
  • Dmitrijs Antonovs
  • Roman PetrichenkoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8985)


Recent blackouts of major power systems (PSs) clearly demonstrate the topicality of the blackout problem when rapid multiple tripping of vital PS elements leads not only to PS collapse but also essentially affects the operation of other critical infrastructures. To prevent such situations special types of automation such as PS splitting and frequency control automation are employed. Taking into account the drawbacks of existing devices the new methods and technical solutions to increase sustainability to such events are discussed.


Power systems Automation Load shedding Protection Blackout prevention Power system restoration 



Development of this paper has been co-financed by the European Social Fund within the project “Exploration and Solving of Energy Systems’ Strategic Development and Management Technically-Economic Problems”, project agreement No. 2013/0011/1DP/


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antans Sauhats
    • 1
  • Vladimir Chuvychin
    • 1
  • Galina Bockarjova
    • 1
  • Diana Zalostiba
    • 1
  • Dmitrijs Antonovs
    • 1
  • Roman Petrichenko
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Power EngineeringRiga Technical UniversityRigaLatvia

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