Distributed generation control of small-footprint power systems

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Abstract

This paper presents a strategy for controlling generators in a small-footprint power system without the need for a centralized decision maker. In particular, we discuss an iterative algorithm which is utilized to coordinate a set of generators such that they collectively operate according to some predetermined criterion while accounting for individual capacity constraints. We implement the algorithm using a hardware testbed comprised of low-complexity devices capable of performing simple computations and communicating wirelessly with other nearby devices. The hardware testbed is then used to control the generation output of the synchronous generators in a six-bus, small-footprint power system. Experimental results are presented for several load changes as well as for a case in which a spinning reserve is added to the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2012
Event2012 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2012 - Champaign, IL, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2012Sep 11 2012

Publication series

Name2012 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2012

Other

Other2012 North American Power Symposium, NAPS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityChampaign, IL
Period9/9/129/11/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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