Investigation of the impact of load tap changers and automatic generation control on cascading events

Nakas, Georgios A. and Papadopoulos, Panagiotis N.; (2021) Investigation of the impact of load tap changers and automatic generation control on cascading events. In: 2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech - Conference Proceedings. 2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech, PowerTech 2021 - Conference Proceedings . IEEE, ESP. ISBN 9781665435970

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    Abstract

    This paper presents an assessment of the impact of control mechanisms, specifically load tap changers (LTCs) and automatic generation control (AGC), on cascading events in power systems with renewable generation. In order to identify the impact of these voltage and frequency related mechanisms, a large number of dynamic RMS simulations for various operating conditions is performed taking into consideration renewable generation, system loading and the action of protection devices. The sequences in which the cascading events appear are analysed, and each cascading event is described by the component that trips, the time and the reason for tripping. The number and reason of cascading events, the average load loss and the time between consecutive events are used as metrics to quantify the impact of LTCs and AGC. The study is demonstrated on a modified version of the IEEE-39 bus model with renewable generation and protection devices.

    ORCID iDs

    Nakas, Georgios A. and Papadopoulos, Panagiotis N. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7343-2590;