Abstract: In the wake of the worst power crisis in a decade in India, there is a need to build new generating stations, use alternative sources such as wind, solar, geothermal etc. To improve the power transfer capability, we must operate the system up to its Maximum Loading Point without losing its stability. This paper describes the Continuation Power Flow method which is efficient to find out the critical line outage and can operate the system upto its Maximum Loading Point without any stability problem. The proposed work is analysed using IEEE 30 bus test system. Here, Maximum Loading Point is identified under normal condition and also at different line outage conditions.

Keywords: Maximum Loading Point, Continuation Power Flow, Line Outage, Stability.