A line flow only power system state estimator

W. Hubbi, F. Shirazi

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A power system state estimation algorithm using line flow measurements only is presented. The algorithm estimates the state of only one node at a time using measurements in the electrical vicinity of that node. Before any measurement is used, it is passed to a subroutine that tests for bad data. Thousands of tests were performed on the IEEE 14-bus and the IEEE 30-bus systems; results are compared with the line flow only (LFO) method. It is concluded that the proposed method is much faster than the LFO method and it can identify almost all bad data having an error greater than four times the maximum expected normal error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-237
Number of pages9
JournalElectric Power Systems Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • load flow
  • on-line computer systems
  • power system state estimation


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