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Volume 18, Issue 3


Demand-Side Contribution to Power System Frequency Regulation : -A Critical Review on Decentralized Strategies

Atieh Delavari / Innocent Kamwa
  • Hydro-Qubec Research Institute (IREQ), Chief of Power systems and Mathematics, Québec, Canada
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Published Online: 2017-04-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2016-0237


Nowadays the contribution of smart load technologies to power system frequency regulation is spurred due to the increasing penetration of renewable energy resources. This paper presents a comprehensive and up-to-date critical review on different decentralized load control strategies. This includes a joint literature- as well as simulation-based investigation in order to scrutinize different decentralized frequency-based load modulation strategies through organizing a taxonomy table and performing different simulation scenarios. Furthermore, the effectiveness of different gain tuning procedures in each control action are scrutinized and compared in terms of frequency nadir and steady state error. The detailed simulation is performed using SimPowerSystem (SPS) toolbox, in phasor mode, on IEEE 39-bus New England test system.

Keywords: smart load; demand response; primary frequency response


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Published Online: 2017-04-07

Citation Information: International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, Volume 18, Issue 3, 20160237, ISSN (Online) 1553-779X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2016-0237.

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