A Hybrid Fault Cluster and Thévenin Equivalent Based Framework for Rotor Angle Stability Prediction

Seyed Mahdi Mazhari, Nima Safari, C. Y. Chung, Innocent Kamwa

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This paper addresses a novel approach for rotor angle stability prediction in power systems. In the proposed framework, a fault cluster (FC) concept is introduced to divide an electrical network into several disparate zones. FCs are determined in accordance with the installed PMU locations so that the well-developed wide-area fault detection modules can estimate the origin of any fault in the network among FCs. The proposed framework assigns a stability prediction model to each FC. Parameters of the Thévenin equivalent network (TEN) seen from some generators, selected via a feature selection process, are calculated both in steady-state and during fault. The adopted TEN parameters are then applied as inputs to an ensemble decision tree-based prediction models. The proposed method benefits from parallel computation in the training process and does not require post-fault data. The performance of the proposed framework is validated on several IEEE test systems, followed by a discussion of results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8331938
Pages (from-to)5594-5603
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Decision tree
  • fault cluster (FC)
  • feature selection
  • phasor measurement unit (PMU)
  • Thévenin equivalent
  • transient stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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