Load-damping Characteristic Control Method in an Isolated Power System With Industrial Voltage-sensitive Load

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


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


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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