Picture of neon light reading 'Open'

Discover open research at Strathprints as part of International Open Access Week!

23-29 October 2017 is International Open Access Week. The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of Open Access research outputs, all produced by University of Strathclyde researchers.

Explore recent world leading Open Access research content this Open Access Week from across Strathclyde's many research active faculties: Engineering, Science, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences and Strathclyde Business School.

Explore all Strathclyde Open Access research outputs...

Controller HIL testing of real-time distributed frequency control for future power systems

Guillo-Sansano, E. and Syed, M.H. and Roscoe, A.J. and Burt, G. and Stanovich, Mark and Schoder, Karl (2016) Controller HIL testing of real-time distributed frequency control for future power systems. In: 2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.. ISBN 9781509033584

[img]
Preview
Text (Guillo-Sansano-etal-ISGT2016-Controller-HIL-testing-of-real-time-distributed-frequency-control)
Guillo_Sansano_etal_ISGT2016_Controller_HIL_testing_of_real_time_distributed_frequency_control.pdf - Accepted Author Manuscript

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

With the evolution of power system components and structures driven mainly by renewable energy technologies, reliability of the network could be compromised with traditional control methodologies. Therefore, it is crucial to thoroughly validate and test future power system control concepts before deployment. In this paper, a Controller Hardware in the Loop (CHIL) simulation for a real-time distributed control algorithm concept developed within the ELECTRA IRP project is performed. CHIL allows exploration of many real-world issues such as noise, randomness of event timings, and hardware design issues that are often not present on a simulation-only system. Octave has been used as the programming language of the controller in order to facilitate the transition between software simulation and real-time control testing. The distributed controller achieved frequency restoration with a collaborative response between different controllers very fast after the unbalanced area is located.