A Novel Wide-Area Control Strategy for Damping of Critical Frequency Oscillations via Modulation of Active Power Injections

Ruichao Xie, Innocent Kamwa, C. Y. Chung

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Abstract

This article proposes a novel wide-area control strategy for modulating the active power injections to damp the critical frequency oscillations in power systems, this includes the inter-area oscillations and the transient frequency swing. The proposed method pursues an efficient utilization of the limited power reserve of existing distributed energy resources (DERs) to mitigate these oscillations. This is accomplished by decoupling the damping control actions at different sites using the oscillation signals of the concerned mode as the power commands. A theoretical basis for this decoupled modulating control is provided. Technically, the desired sole modal oscillation signals are filtered out by linearly combining the system-wide frequencies, which is determined by the linear quadratic regulator based sparsity-promoting (LQRSP) technique. With the proposed strategy, the modulation of each active power injection can be effectively engineered considering the response limit and steady-state output capability of the supporting device. The method is validated based on a two-area test system and is further demonstrated based on the New England 39-bus test system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9130884
Pages (from-to)485-494
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • active power modulation
  • distributed energy resources
  • eigen-analysis
  • linear quadratic regulator
  • Wide-area damping control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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