On the use of reliability test systems: A literature survey
Paper in proceedings, 2011
Over the years the reliability test systems such as the IEEE Reliability Test System (RTS) and Roy Billinton Test System (RBTS) have been used extensively by researchers, as a bench mark system, for reliability assessment and other developments in the field of probabilistic applications in power systems. This paper presents an extensive literature survey of previous publications in which the RTS and RBTS or other test systems have been used. From the survey, several observations can be made, such as on the purpose of the use of the test systems, or where the studies were made. With the development of the electric power system, both in size and technology, this survey serves as a basis for assessing the appropriateness of the existing IEEE RTS system to address these developments. Such developments would mainly include wind energy, increased use of HVDC transmission and the state-of-the-art communication systems applied to power systems. The survey shows that it is necessary to extend the existing test systems to better address the demands of future electric power system.