Enhanced power system stability by coordinated PSS design

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A step-by-step coordinated design procedure for power system stabilisers (PSSs) and automatic voltage regulators (AVRs) in a strongly coupled system is described in this paper. It is shown that it is possible to separate the design of individual PSSs and separate the design of individual AVRs. Thereby, the designs of AVR and PSS devices at a given machine can be coordinated to achieve near-optimal overall power system stability performance, including oscillation stability performance and transient stability performance. The proposed coordinated PSS/AVR design procedure is established within a frequency-domain framework and serves as a most useful small-signal complement to established large-signal transient simulation studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-422
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010


  • multimachine systems
  • oscillation mode stabilization
  • power system stabiliser (PSS)
  • automatic voltage regulator (AVR)
  • transient stability
  • design


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