Effectiveness of damping control implemented by an energy storage system as affected by the line loading conditions

W. Du, H. F. Wang, J. Cao, Siqi Bu, L. Xiao

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In order to understand how an energy storage system (ESS) based supplementary damping control (stabilizer) suppresses power system inter-area oscillations, this paper proposes a tie-line power variation related ESS linearized dynamic model. This model describes the direct contribution from the ESS control to the small-signal variations (oscillations) of the tie-line power. Based on the model, a general conclusion is established to assess the capability of the ESS based stabilizer to affect the damping of inter-area power oscillations. Analysis based on the general conclusion explains how the effectiveness of the ESS stabilizer changes with the variations of loading conditions of tie line. It is concluded that the ESS based stabilizer is more robust to the variations of tie-line loading conditions when it is implemented by regulating the active power exchange between the ESS and the power system. In the paper, results of computation and simulation of an example power system installed with a battery energy storage system (BESS) are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE PES General Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationThe Electrification of Transportation and the Grid of the Future
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE PES General Meeting: The Electrification of Transportation and the Grid of the Future - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: 24 Jul 201128 Jul 2011


Conference2011 IEEE PES General Meeting: The Electrification of Transportation and the Grid of the Future
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI


  • battery ESS
  • energy storage system (ESS)
  • inter-area power system oscillations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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