Systems level validation of a distributed frequency control algorithm

Nguyen, Tung-Lam and Guillo-Sansano, Efren and Syed, Mazheruddin H. and Blair, Steven M. and Reguera, Luis and Tran, Quoc-Tuan and Caire, Raphael and Burt, Graeme M. and Gavriluta, Catalin and Nguyen, Van-Hoa; (2018) Systems level validation of a distributed frequency control algorithm. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC I&CPS Europe). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ. ISBN 9781538651865 (

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Distributed control and optimization strategies in power systems are gaining more and more attention, especially with the increasing penetration and integration of distributed generation. These novel distributed control and optimization algorithms need to be rigorously validated before their widescale deployment and acceptance. In this paper, a testing rig comprising real-time simulation with control and power hardware in the loop capability, with a multi-agent system platform and realistic communications emulation is utilized for the systems level validation of a distributed frequency control algorithm. The distributed frequency control is implemented within an islanded microgrid and its performance under two disturbances is assessed under real-world conditions.


Nguyen, Tung-Lam, Guillo-Sansano, Efren ORCID logoORCID:, Syed, Mazheruddin H. ORCID logoORCID:, Blair, Steven M. ORCID logoORCID:, Reguera, Luis ORCID logoORCID:, Tran, Quoc-Tuan, Caire, Raphael, Burt, Graeme M. ORCID logoORCID:, Gavriluta, Catalin and Nguyen, Van-Hoa;