Voltage Coordination in Multi-Area Power Systems via Distributed Model Predictive Control

01 January 2012 → 31 December 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Automation and control systems
    • Modelling not elsewhere classified
    • Electrical energy production and distribution
instability Model predictive control distributed voltage control long-term voltag
Project description

The research proposes a coordination paradigm for properly coordinating local control actions, taken by many communicating control agents, in order to maintain multi-area power system voltages within acceptable bounds. The proposed control scheme is inspired by distributed model predictive control, and relies on the communication of planned local control actions among neighboring control agents, each possibly operated by an independent transmission system operator. The good performance of the proposed real-time model-based feedback coordinating controller, following major disturbances, is illustrated using time-domain simulation of the well-known realistic Nordic32 test system, assuming worst case conditions.