Load Shed Recovery with Transmission Switching and Intentional Islanding Methods after (N-2) Line Contingencies

Tanveer Hussain, Saima Ishaq, Sheroze Liaqat, Muhammad Fahad Zia, Ahmed Al-Durra, Baseem Khan, Josep M. Guerrero

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Changing power system configuration may result in load shed recovery (LSR) because topology change can provide power flow control in meshed network. Some topologies may favor generation redispatch as compared to others and can eliminate line congestion which leads to LSR. One of the known methods for topology change is called transmission switching (TS) and research conducted in the past showed that TS is an effective means of mitigating load shedding. However, another method of topology control also exits and it is referred as intentional islanding (IIS). In this manuscript, we explore IIS as a potential solution for LSR. IIS based on generator coherency has been presented in literature for mitigating cascading failures. However, IIS has not been explored solely as a LSR mechanism. In this paper, we compare the LSR based on IIS with well known LSR algorithm based on TS. The comparison is performed for IEEE 39-bus system and IEEE 118-bus system. The results show that IIS has a potential to perform better than TS in terms of computational efficiency and LSR.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)98403-98413
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - 2022


  • Contingency analysis
  • intentional islanding
  • load shed recovery
  • topology control
  • transmission switching


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