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LOAD FLOW STUDY RUN AND INPUT DATA REQUIREMENTS

1.0 Bus Data

Required data for load flow calculations for buses includes:

· Nominal kV

· %V and Angle (when Initial Condition is set to use Use Bus Voltages)

· Load Diversity Factor (when the Loading option is set to use Diversity Factor)

2.0 Branch Data

Branch data is entered into the Branch Editors, i.e., Transformer, Transmission Line,
Cable, Reactor, and Impedance Editors. Required data for load flow calculations for
branches includes:

· Branch Z, R, X, or X/R values and units, tolerance, and temperature, if


applicable

· Cable and transmission line, length, and unit

· Transformer rated kV and kVA/MVA, tap, and LTC settings

· Impedance base kV and base kVA/MVA

3.0 Power Grid Data

Required data for load flow calculations for power grids includes:

· Operating mode (Swing, Voltage Control, or Mvar Control)

· Nominal kV

· %V and Angle for swing mode

· %V, MW loading, and Mvar limits (Qmax & Qmin) for voltage control mode of
operation

· MW and Mvar loading for Mvar control mode

4.0 Synchronous Generator Data

Required data for load flow calculations for synchronous generators includes:

· Operating mode (Swing, Voltage Control or Mvar Control)

· Rated kV

· %V and Angle for swing mode of operation

· %V, MW loading, and Mvar limits (Qmax & Qmin) for Voltage Control mode of
operation

· MW and Mvar loading for Mvar control mode of operation

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5.0 Inverter Data

Required data for load flow calculations for inverters includes:

· Inverter ID

· DC and AC rating data

· AC output voltage regulating data

6.0 Synchronous Motor Data

Required data for load flow calculations for synchronous motors includes:

· Rated kW/hp and kV

· Power factors and efficiencies at 100%, 75%, and 50% loadings

· Loading Category ID and % Loading

· Equipment cable data

7.0 Induction Motor Data

Required data for load flow calculations for induction motors includes:

· Rated kW/hp and kV

· Power factors and efficiencies at 100%, 75%, and 50% loadings

· Loading Category and % Loading

· Equipment cable data

8.0 Static Load Data

Required data for load flow calculations for static loads includes:

· Static Load ID

· Rated kVA/MVA and kV

· Power factor

· Loading Category and % Loading

· Equipment cable data

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9.0 Capacitor Data

Required data for load flow calculations for static loads includes:

· Capacitor ID

· Rated kV, kvar/bank, and number of banks

· Loading category ID and % Loading

· Equipment cable data

10.0 Lumped Load Data

Required data for load flow calculations for static loads includes:

· Load ID

· Rated kV, MVA, power factor, and % motor load

· Loading category ID and % Loading

11.0 Charger & UPS Data

Required data for load flow calculations for chargers and UPSs includes:

· Element ID

· Rated AC kV, MVA, and power factor, as well as DC rating data

· Loading category ID and % Loading

12.0 Other Data For Study Run Set Up

There are some study case related data, which must also be provided. This includes:

· Method (Newton-Raphson, Fast-decoupled, or Accelerated Gauss-Seidel)

· Max Iteration

· Precision

· Acceleration Factor (when Accelerated Gauss-Seidel method is selected)

· Loading Category

· Initial Condition

· Report (report format)

· Update (for bus voltages and transformer LTCs using load flow result)

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