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Western North American Power Grid Benchmark

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SimPowerSystems model of the 41-bus Western North American Power Grid


Updated 09 Sep 2018

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The Western North American Power Grid has been employed in many publications as a
research demonstration model for stability limited issues. This power system includes major generation buses 17 thru 24, while loads are distributed in load buses 31 thru 41. Each generation bus has two generators connected to it. Generators 9, 10, 14, and 16 are driven by hydro turbines, while generators 11, 12, 13, and 15 are driven by faster acting steam turbines. All generators are equipped with fast-acting voltage regulators and PSS units.
If you are using this benchmark in your research or teaching, please include explicit mention of the reference paper:
A. Delavari, I. Kamwa, P. Brunelle, "Simscape Power Systems Benchmarks for Education
and Research in Power Grid Dynamics and Control", 2018 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical & Computer Engineering (CCECE).

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A.Delavari (2021). Western North American Power Grid Benchmark (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (3)

wuqi zhang

thank you for sharing this model,I have a question: I can't find the frequency measurement block ,can you help me. think you !


Patrice Brunelle

Thank you A.D for publishing this work,

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