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Load flow studies are performed using computer software that simulates actual steady-state power system operating conditions, enabling the evaluation of bus voltage profiles, real and reactive power flow, and losses. Conducting a load flow study using multiple scenarios helps ensure that the power system is adequately designed to satisfy your performance criteria. A properly designed system helps contain initial capital investment and future operating costs.
Load flow studies are commonly used to investigate:
- Component or circuit loading
- Bus voltage profiles
- Real and reactive power flow
- Power system losses
- Proper transformer tap settings