Small-signal stability verification issues for transmission systems with distributed renewables

Richard Y. Zhang, Jorge Elizondo, James L. Kirtley, Jacob K. White

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Abstract

High penetrations of distributed renewables can dramatically increase uncertainty in the transmission system, making small-signal stability verification far more challenging. In this paper, we examine the impact of generating 30% of the power in the IEEE 118 bus test network with 118 distributed renewable sources, and show the inadequacy of sampling approaches to stability analysis. We show that multipoint local optimization can find less stable scenarios that are easily missed by sampling. In addition, we show that stability verification (or certification) is computationally tractable, but as yet, only by linearizing and dimension-reducing the parametric variation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041688
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 10 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2016Jul 21 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Volume2016-November
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933

Other

Other2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2016
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period7/17/167/21/16

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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