Digital simulation is a powerful mean to predict the voltage dip performance of a power network. Voltage dip characteristics can be accurately reproduced using present simulation tools and a stochastic prediction procedure that could incorporate the random nature of the voltage dip causes and the behaviour of sensitive equipment during this type of events.
This work is aimed at providing a review of techniques that can be applied to voltage dip prediction, assuming that voltage dips are caused by faults. The paper includes a discussion on modelling guidelines to be used for representation of power system components in voltage dip calculations, a summary of the capabilities required in simulation tools applied to voltage dip studies (characterisation, assessment, index calculations) and a representative list of procedures presented to date for voltage dip assessment in both transmission and distribution levels. The last section is aimed at providing some information about the difficulties related to voltage dip assessment when distributed generation is connected to the grid.Log in to post comments