Determination of critical factors for optimal positioning of Phase-Shift Transformers in interconnected systems

Semir Hadzimuratovic, Lothar Fickert

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Phase-Shifting Transformers (PST) are installed in order to block or facilitate certain power flows. The installation of a single device affects power flows in a wider geographical area. Therefore, determining the optimal location for the Phase Shift transformer is of the utmost importance. Firstly, this paper presents summarizes the key factors for the installation of Phase Shift Transformers. Secondly, it give the prerequisites for the installation and finally, and thirdly it determines the deduced critical factors which have to be analyzed from the local (substation level), and global (system-wise) perspective. Given the necessity for regional approach when determining optimal PST location, this paper focuses on selected results of possibilities for active power flow control using PSTs in the South Eastern Europe (SEE) transmission grid. At the end, in the form a a power flow anaylsis, such an example is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 19th International Scientific Conference on Electric Power Engineering, EPE 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538646113
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2018
Event19th International Scientific Conference on Electric Power Engineering, - Orea Resort Santon, Brno, Czech Republic
Duration: 16 May 201818 May 2018


Conference19th International Scientific Conference on Electric Power Engineering,
Abbreviated titleEPE 2018
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
Internet address


  • Optimal positioning
  • Power flows
  • Power Shifting Transformer (PST)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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