A short list of bibliographical and webpage references related to the simulation and the control of Power Systems.
R. Zimmerman, and C. Murillo-Sánchez, “MATPOWER 5.1 User’s Manual,” Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) March 2015.
MATPOWER: A MATLAB Power System Simulation Package http://www.pserc.cornell.edu/matpower/
R. Zimmerman, C. Murillo-Sánchez, and R. Thomas, “MATPOWER: Steady-State Operations, Planning, and Analysis Tools for Power Systems Research and Education,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 26, p. 12–19, Feb. 2011.
A nice and concise introduction to Matpower: types of problems it addresses, modeling approach, solvers being used.
D. Shirmohammadi, H. Hong, A. Semlyen, and G. Luo, “A compensation-based power flow method for weakly meshed distribution and transmission networks,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 3, p. 753–762, May 1988.
Describes backward-forward power flow algorithm in its section II.