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Robust control design for frequency regulation in power systems with high wind penetration

Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, USA
DOI: 10.1109/ACC.2010.5530838 Conference: American Control Conference (ACC), 2010
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This paper concerns frequency regulation performance in power systems with a high level of wind generation penetration. As wind generation becomes a significant portion of total energy production, wind power variability will cause system frequency to deviate from nominal value. Short-term wind power fluctuations are characterized by frequency spectra. This information is used together with robust control, specifically the H method, to synthesize new governors for conventional plants in order to better attenuate frequency deviation caused by wind power fluctuations. A reduced-order controller is obtained based on Hankel singular values. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the H controller. This work suggests several directions for further research.

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    • "However, due to the disadvantages of standard H ∞ methods, it produces a high-order dynamic controller which is generally undesirable in practice. Therefore, the approach in [10] is only applicable to small-scale power systems. For large-scale power systems, reduced-order model are often used. "
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