Title

Load-Damping Characteristic Control Method in an Isolated Power System With Industrial Voltage-Sensitive Load

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2016

Keywords

Generators, Frequency control, Power system stability, Aluminum, Load modeling, Voltage control, Stability analysis

Organizational Units

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

Load-damping characteristic models the load response to the frequency deviation, which has important impact on system frequency response. The load-damping coefficient is normally considered as a constant, obtained from operational experiences in large-scale power systems or from detailed load models in isolated power systems. An industrial isolated power system for aluminum production driven by coal-fired power and large scale wind power is studied in this paper. Since the electrolytic aluminum load is driven by direct current, it is one type of voltage-sensitive load and does not respond to the frequency deviation. This paper proposes a load-damping characteristic control method for such isolated industrial power system with voltage-sensitive load. To decrease the maximum frequency deviation during transient process, a time-varying load-damping coefficient control scheme is presented. Simulation is done on real-time digital simulator (RTDS) and the results verify the effectiveness of the proposed control method.

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