Load frequency control in variable inertia systems

Syed, Mazheruddin Hussain and Guillo-Sansano, Efren and Mehrizi-Sani, Ali and Burt, Graeme M. (2020) Load frequency control in variable inertia systems. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 35 (6). pp. 4904-4907. ISSN 0885-8950 (https://doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2020.3014778)

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Conventional load frequency control primarily relies on large synchronous generation units to ensure regulation of the system frequency. However, its performance deteriorates as the system parameters, including inertia and droop coefficients, deviate from original system design. This letter proposes an augmented load frequency control (ALFC) to ensure robust frequency regulation under diurnal variations in system parameters that are expected in the future, renewables-rich power system. The superior performance of ALFC is demonstrated by several case studies, and its stability is assessed by small-signal analysis.