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LOADFREQUENCY DYNAMICS OF SINGLEAREA AND TWOAREA
POWER SYSTEMS
9.1 AIM
To become familiar with the modelling and analysis of loadfrequency and tieline flow
dynamics of a power system with loadfrequency controller (LFC) under different control modes
and to design improved controllers to obtain the best system response.
9.2 OBJECTIVES
i. To study the time response (both steady state and transient) of area frequency deviation and
transient power output change of regulating generator following a small load change in a
singlearea power system with the regulating generator under “free governor action”, for
different operating conditions and different system parameters.
ii. To study the time response (both steady state and transient) of area frequency deviation and
turbine power output change of regulating generator following a small load change in a
single area power system provided with an integral frequency controller, to study the effect
of changing the gain of the controller and to select the best gain for the controller to obtain
the best response.
iii. To analyse the time response of area frequency deviations and net interchange deviation
following a small load change in one of the areas in an inter connected twoarea power
system under different control modes, to study the effect of changes in controller parameters
on the response and to select the optimal set of parameters for the controller to obtain the best
response under different operating conditions.
9.3 SOFTWARE REQUIRED
‘LOAD FREQUENCY CONTROL’ module of AU Powerlab or equivalent.
9.4 THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
9.4.1 Introduction
Active power control is one of the important control actions to be performed during normal
operation of the system to match the system generation with the continuously changing system
load in order to maintain the constancy of system frequency to a fine tolerance level. This is one
of the foremost requirements in providing quality power supply. A change in system load causes
a change in the speed of all rotating masses (Turbine – generator rotor systems) of the system
leading to change in system frequency. The speed change from synchronous speed initiates the
governor control (Primary control) action resulting in all the participating generator – turbine
units taking up the change in load, stabilizing the system frequency. Restoration of frequency to
nominal value requires secondary control action which adjusts the loadreference set points of
selected (regulating) generator – turbine units. The primary objectives of automatic generation
control (AGC) are to regulate system frequency to the set nominal value and also to regulate the
net interchange of each area to the scheduled value by adjusting the outputs of the regulating
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units. This function is referred to as load – frequency control (LFC). The details of modelling
and analysis of LFC are briefly presented in the following sections.
9.4.2. LoadFrequency Control In An Interconnected Power System
An interconnected power system is divided into a number of “control areas” for the purpose of
load frequency control. When subjected to disturbances, say, a small load change, all
generator – turbine units in a control area swing together with the other groups of generator –
turbine units in other areas. Hence all the units in a control area are represented by a single unit
of equivalent inertia and characterized by a single (area) frequency. Since the area network is
“strong”(all the buses connected by adequate capacity lines), all the bus loads in a control area
are assumed to act at a single load point and characterized by a single equivalent load parameter.
The different control areas are connected by relatively “weak” tielines. A typical narea power
system is shown in Fig9.1.
Fig 9.1 Multi Area Power System
For successful operation of an interconnected power system the following operating principles
are to be strictly followed by the participating areas:
i. Under normal operating conditions each control area should strive to meet its own load from
its own spinning generators plus the contracted (scheduled) “interchange” (import / export)
between the neighboring areas.
ii. During emergency conditions such as sudden loss of generating unit, area under emergency
can draw energy as emergency support from the spinning reserves of all the neighboring
areas immediately after it is subjected to the disturbances but should bring into the grid the
required generation capacity from its “hot” and “cold” reserves to match the lost capacity and
to enforce operating principle (i)
Area i
Area 1
Area n
Other areas
P
NIi
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Satisfaction of principle (i) during normal operation requires a loadfrequency controller for
each area which not only drives the area frequency deviation to zero but also the
“net interchange” of that area to zero under steady state condition. “Net interchange” of area i,
NI
i
is defined as the algebraic sum of the tie line flows between area i and other connected areas
(Fig 9.1) with tieline flow out of area i taken as positive and is given by
NI
i
= 3
ij
(9.1)
j ¼ .
i
ZKHUH .
i
is the set of all areas connected to area i
9.4.3. Area LoadFrequency Mechanism
For the purpose of development of model for loadfrequency dynamics let us consider a two –
area power system connected by a tieline (Fig 9.2)
Fig 9.2 A Two Area Power System
Let us first model the loadfrequency mechanism of area i ; i=1,2... To simplify the model let us
assume that area i has got only one “regulating” generator – turbine unit (Reference1 gives the
details of model where many regulating units are present)
Eor asmall change(increase) inareaload. û3
Di
MW, the speed of the rotating units (or the
equivalent unit) changes (reduces) due to change (depletion) of kinetic energy stored; leading to
change(Iall)inareaIrequency ûI
i
,Hz. The generator senses the change (reduction) in speed and
changes (increases) the steam / water valve / gate opening leading to change (increase) in turbine
RXWSXW û3
Ti
, MW.
During the transient period following the load change, the power balance equation of area i at
time instant t may be written as
û3
Ti
(t) –û3
Di
(t) = d/dt (E
i
) + D
i
ûI
i
W û3
ij
(t) MW ; i = 1, 2 (9.2)
where
d/dt (E
i
) = rate at which the kinetic energy E
i
of the equivalent unit in area i changes
D
i
ûI
i
= change in area load consumption in MW due to frequencysensitive “old” load
D
i
= 3'
i
/ I
i
= loaddamping constant in MW / Hz which gives the change in load due
to change in frequency.
û3
ij
= change in tieline flow P
ij
from area i to area j measured at area i.
H
1
, D
1
, R
1
,
T
G1
, T
T1
H
2
, D
2
, R
2
,
T
G2
, T
T2
P
12
P
21
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Since the kinetic energy is proportional to the square of the speed or frequency and noting that
the predisturbance values of E
i
and f
i
are E
0
i
and f
0
i
, we can write
E
i
= E
0
i
(f
i
/ f
0
)
2
= E
0
i
((f
0
ûI
i
) / f
0
)
2
= E
i
ûI
i
/ f
0
)
2
E
i
§(
0
i
ûf
i
/ f
0
)
dE
i
/ dt = (2E
0
i
/ f
0
) d/dt ( ûI
i
) (9.3)
Substituting equation (9.3) in equation (9.2), dividing equation (9.2) by rated area capacity P
ri
and dropping the argument t, we get
ûP
Ti
– ûP
Di
= (2H
i
/ f
0
) d/dt ( ûI
i
) + D
i
ûI
i
¹ ûP
ij
p.u. MW (9.4)
7KH ûP`sarenowinper unit andDinper unit MWperhertz. H
i
is called the per unit “inertia
constant” of area i and is defi ned as
H
i
û E
0
i
/ P
ri
MWs / MW (or sec) (9.5)
Laplace transformation of equation (9.4) yields
ûP
Ti
(s) – ûP
Di
(s) = (2 H
i
/ f
0
)s ûI
i
(s) + D
i
ûI
i
(s)¹ ûP
ij
(s) p.u. MW ; i=1,2 (9.6)
Tie – line flow model
In the twoarea system with the resistance of tie line neglected
ûP
21
=  ûP
12
MW (9.7)
Henceit isenoughwedevelopexpressionIor ûP
12
alone.
The active power flow in line ij (with negligible resistance) is given by
P
12
= (V
1
V
2
/ x
12
)sin( /
1
–/
2
) = P
max12
VLQ /
12
(9.8)
where V
1
, V
2
= Voltage magnitude of buses 1 and 2
x
12
= reactance of line 12
/
12
÷linephaseangle÷ /
1
– /
2
P
max12
= tie line capacity
Assumingthat thepredisturbancelinephaseangleis /
0
12
, the tie line power derivation due to
the disturbance is given by
ûP
12
= (cP
12
/ c/
12
) û/
12
= P
0
s12
û/
12
MW (9.9)
/
0
12
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where
P
0
s12
= P
max12
cos /
0
12
= “synchronizing coefficient” of the line
The frequencydeviation ûIisrelatedtothereIerenceangle û/ by
ûI÷(1/2 ) d/dt( /
0
¹ û/) ÷(1/2 ) d/dt( û/) Hz
or
t
û/ ÷2 ¦ ûIdt rad (9.10)
Expressing tie linepowerdeviationintermsoI ûI . equation(9.9)becomes
t t
ûP
12
÷2 P
0
s12
( ¦ ûI
1
dt  ¦ ûI
2
dt ) MW
On Laplace transformation
ûP
12
(s)÷(2 P
s12
/ s)( ûI
1
(s) – ûI
2
(s)) (9.11)
Equation (9.11) is in MW or p.u. MW depending on whether the parameter P
0
s12
is in MW or
p.u. MW (to a base of area 1 capacity)
9.4.4 Modelling of Governor and Turbine
Governor with speed – droop characteristics
Governor is provided with a speed droop characteristics so as to obtain stable load deviation
between units operating in parallel. The ideal steady state speed versus load characteristics of
the generating unit is shown in Fig 9.3
Fig 9.3 SteadyState SpeedLoad Characteristics of
a Governor with Speed Droop
Frequency or
speed (p.u)
f
NL
f
FL
0
1.0
Slope = R
Power output (or)
valve / gate position (p.u)
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The negative slope of the curve, R, is referred to as “Percent speed regulation or droop” and is
expressed as
Percent R = Percent speed or frequency change x 100
Percent power output change
=((f
NL
– f
FL
) / f
0
) x 100
where
f
NL
= steadystate frequency at no load
f
FL
= steady state frequency at full load
f
0
= nominal or rated frequency
For example a 5% droop means that a 5% frequency deviation causes 100% change in valve
position (ûX
v
)orpoweroutput ûP.
Control of generating unit power output
The output of a generating unit at a given system frequency can be varied only by changing its
“load reference point” which is integrated with the speed governing mechanism. The block
diagram of a governor with the governor droop R, the time constant of hydraulic amplifier T
G
and the load reference set point is shown in Fig 9.4
Fig 9.4 Governor with Speed Load Reference Set Point
The adjustment of load reference set point is accomplished by operating the “speed changer
motor”. This in effect moves the speed droop characteristics up and down.
Turbine model
For the purpose of loadfrequency dynamics the turbine may be modelled by an approximate
model with a single time constant T
T
as given by equation
ûP
T
(s) = G
T
(s) ûX
v
(s) = (1/ (1+sT
T
)) ûX
v
(s) (9.12)
1/R
1/(1+sT
G
)
ûX
v
Load reference
ûI

+
G
G
(s)
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9.4.5 Modelling and Analysis of SingleArea LoadFrequency Control
The block diagram for singlearea loadfrequency control is assembled by combining equation
(9.6)(aIterdropping ûP
tie
), equation (9.12) and Fig 9.4. The block diagram is given in Fig 9.5.
Fig 9.5 Block Diagram for SingleArea Load – Frequency Control
In the above diagram, all powers are in per unit to area rated capacity and the frequency
deviation is in hertz.
K
p
= 1/D Hz / p.u.MW
T
p
= (2H/f
0
D) sec
The load damping constant D is normally expressed in percent and typical values of D are 1 to 2
percent. A value of D = 1.5 means that 1.0 percent change in frequency would cause a 1.5
percent change in load.
The dashed portion of the diagram marked as the secondary loop represents the integral
controller whose gain is K
I
. This controller actuates the load reference point until the frequency
deviation becomes zero.
Steadystate analysis with governor control
Let the disturbance be a step increase in load, M p.u. MW. With only governor control (integral
controller deactivated) the frequency deviation will not be made zero. The steadystate frequency
deviation ûI
s
can be determined by applying final value theorem in sdomain
ûI
s
÷lim s ûI(s) (9.13)
s 0
K
I
/s
_
G
G
G
T
_
K
p
1+sT
p
1/R
ûI
(s)
Controller
ûP
ref
(s)
ûX
v
(s) ûP
T
(s)
ûP
D
(s)
 
+
+
Power
System
Primary LFC loop
Secondary LFC loop
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From the block diagram Fig 9.5
ûI(s)÷ G
p
(s)
[ûP
D
(s)] (9.14)
1+G
p
(s) (1/R) G
G
(s).G
T
(s)
Eurther. ûP
D
(s) = (M/s) (9.15)
Substituting equations (9.14) and (9.15) in equation (9.13) we obtain
ûI
s
= (M/)Hz (9.16)
where ÷AreaErequencyResponsecoeIIicient (AFRC)
= D+(1/R) Hz / p.u. MW
M is in p.u. MW
Example 9.1
The data for a singlearea power system is given below
Rated area capacity = P
r
= 2000MW
Nominal operating load = P
0
D
= 1000MW
f
0
= 50 Hz; D=1 %; R = 3%; H = 5 sec
Load increase = M= 20 MW
Compute steadystate frequency deviation.
Solution
AERC÷ ÷D¹1/R
D = (1/100) * 1000 = 20 MW/Hz
(1/100) * 50
D in p.u. MW / Hz = (20/2000) = 0.01
(1/R) = 2000 4000
(3/100) * 50 3
(1/R) in p.u MW / Hz = (4000/2000) / 3 = 0.6666
÷0.01¹0.6666÷0.6766p.u.MW/ Hz
=
MW / Hz
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M = (20/2000) = 0.01 p.u.MW/Hz
ûI
s
= (M/ )÷(0.01/0.6766)÷  0.01478 Hz
Steadystate analysis with integral control
By reducing the full block diagram Fig 9.5 and by applying final value theorem in sdomain, one
can show that the steadystate frequency deviation is made zero.
Transient analysis
The block diagram Fig 9.5 can be used to derive the state variable model with the following four
states:
x
1
÷ ûI
s
= frequency deviation
x
2
÷ ûP
T
= Turbine power deviation
x
3
÷ ûX
v
= Steam valve/water gate position
x
4
÷ ûP
ref
= Loadreference setting
Transient response for step change in load can be obtained by numerically integrating the four
state equations through Runge – Kutta fourth order method or any other method. AU Powerlab
or any available software can be used for this purpose.
Example 9.2
For the system given in Example 9.1, assuming that the time constants T
G
and T
T
are small
compared to T
P
, determine the critical value for controller gain K
Icrit
so that the response is
critically damped.
Solution
The block diagram in Fig 9.5 is reduced by setting G
G
(s) and G
T
(s) to unity taking the reference
input as – ûP
D
(s) andoutput as ûI(s). Weget ablockdiagramwithnegativeIeedbackwith
forward path transfer function G(s) and feedback path transfer function H(s) given by
G(s) = K
p
/ (1+sT
p
)
H(s) = (1/R + K
I
/s)
The characteristic equation of the system can be obtained by setting 1+G(s)H(s) = 0 and is given
by
s
2
+ s(R+K
p
)/(RT
p
) + K
p
K
I
/ T
p
=0 (9.17)
The system in equation (9.17) will have critical damping if
(R+K
p
)
2
/ (4R
2
T
p
2
) = K
p
K
Icrit
/ T
p
which reduces to
K
Icrit
= (1/4T
p
K
p
) (1+K
p
/ R)
2
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Using the data given in Example 9.1
D = 0.01 p.u. MW / Hz ; R =1.5 Hz / p.u.MW
K
p
= 1/D = 100
T
p
= (2H) / (f
0
D) = (2x5)/(50x0.01) = 20
K
Icrit
= (1+100/1.5)
2
/ (4x20x100) = 0.5723
Comments
It is preferable to use “sub critical” gain settings, K
I
<K
Icrit
, so as to get sluggish non oscillatory
response of the control loop. The advantage is that the generator will not unnecessarily ‘chase’
rapid load fluctuations, leading to equipment wear.
9.4.6 Modelling and Analysis of TwoArea LoadFrequency Control
The block diagram for twoarea loadfrequency control is assembled by combining equations
(9.6), (9.7) (9.11) and Fig 9.4 and is given in Fig 9.6
Fig 9.6 Block Diagram for TwoArea Load Frequency Control
ûI
1
(s)
+
+
1/s 3
0
s1
+
K
I1
/s
G
G1
G
T1
K
p1
1+sT
p1
1/R
1
û3
ref1
û3
T1
(s)
û3
D1
(s)
 
+
+
B
1
ACE
1
K
I2
/s
G
G2
G
T2
K
p2
1+sT
p2
1/R
2
û3
ref2
û3
T2
(s)
û3
D2
(s)


+
+
1
ûI
2
(s)

+
B
2
1

+
ACE
2
û3
12
(s)
û3
21
(s)

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In the diagram Fig 9.6 the following points are to be noted:
i. While in singlearea diagram the powers and parameters R,D and H are expressed in
per unit of area rating, in twoarea diagram since their ratings may be different, we
must refer all powers and parameters to the common chosen base power.
ii. The dashed portion of the diagram gives one integral controller for each area. Since
the objective of the controller is to maintain the frequency and tieline power at
scheduled values, the input signal to the controller is the Area Control Error (ACE)
which is given by
ACE
1
÷ ûP
12
+ B
1
ûI
1
(9.18)
ACE
2
÷ ûP
21
+ B
2
ûI
2
(9.19)
where B
1
and B
2
are frequencybias parameters, which should be selected optimally to achieve
better dynamic response.
Steadystate analysis with governor control
Let the disturbance be step load increases M
1
and M
2
p.u. MW in areas 1 and 2 respectively.
With integral controllers deactivated the steady state Irequency deviation ûI
s
and tieline
deviation ûP
12s
can be determined from the static loop gains by letting s tends to 0 in Fig 9.6
ûP
T1s
=  ûI
s
/ R
1
; ûP
T2s
=  ûI
s
/ R
2
(9.20)
By adding the powers at the summing junction we get
 (1/R
1
) ûI
s
– M
1
= D
1
ûI
s
¹ ûP
12s
(9.21)
 (1/R
2
) ûI
s
– M
2
= D
2
ûI
s
 ûP
12s
Solving equation (9.21) for ûI
s
and ûP
12s
we get
ûI
s
=  (M
1
+ M
2
)/ (
1
¹
2
) Hz (9.22)
ûP
12s
=  ûP
21s
÷ (
1
M
2
–
2
M
1
)/ (
1
¹
2
) p.u MW (9.23)
Example 9.3
A twoarea power system has two identical areas with parameters and operating conditions same
as that given in Example 9.1. A load increase M
1
÷20MWoccursinarea1. Determinethe ûI
s
and ûP
12s
.
Solution
D
1
= D
2
=0.01 p.u .MW / Hz
R
1
= R
2
= 1.5 Hz / p.u.MW
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1
÷
2
= (D+1/R) = 0.01+0.6666 = 0.6766 p.u. MW / Hz
ûI
s
=  M
1
/ 2 ÷  0.01 / (2*0.6766) = 0.00739 Hz
ûP
12s
=  ûP
21s
= 
2
M
1
/ 2 ÷ M
1
/ 2 = 0.005 p.u. MW
Comments
Comparing the results with that of Example9.1wenotethat ûI
s
has reduced by 50% because of
thesupport receivedIromthearea2. ThevalueoI ûP
12s
reveals that support received from area 2
is 50% of the load change in area 1.
Steadystate analysis with integral control
With integral controller adopting an error signal of
ACE
i
÷ ûP
ij
+ B
i
ûI
i
; i =1,2
One can show [2] that the steadystate frequency deviations and tieline power deviation will be
brought to zero irrespective of the value chosen for frequency bias factors B
1
and B
2
.
Transient analysis
The block diagram Fig 9.6 can be used to derive the state variable model for twoarea load
frequency control using integral controller. The ninestate model comprises four states per area
already introduced for singlearea system and the tie line powerdeviation ûP
12
. The transient
response can be simulated using RungeKutta fourth order method or any other method.
AU Powerlab or any available software can be used for this purpose.
Different control modes
In addition to “Free governor a ction” (only governer control) that can be obtained by
deactivating the integral controller; the following alternative control modes may be simulated.
i. Flat frequency control
ii. Flat tieline control
iii. Frequency bias tie line control
In the flatfrequency mode, the ACE comprises area frequency deviation only. Hence only
steady state frequency deviation only. Hence only steadystate frequency deviation is brought to
zero and the tieline deviation remains nonzero. In flat tieline mode the ACE comprises tieline
deviation only. Hence only steadystate tieline deviation is brought to zero but not the frequency
deviation.
In the practical case of frequency bias tieline control, the ACE comprises both the area
frequency deviation and tieline power deviation. Hence both the deviations are brought to zero
under steadystate . Proper selection of the frequency bias factors B
1
and B
2
is important from
the dynamic performance considerations. The performance of this mode of integral control is
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examined [1] for different settingsoIareaIrequencybiasIactorsandtheselectionoIB÷ . the
AFRC is recommended as a logical choice.
EurthertheselectionoIBIactorssigniIicantlyhigherthantheAERC. makesthecontrol action
unstable. High values of gain K
I
also will make the control unstable.
9.5 EXERCISES
9.5.1. It is proposed to simulate using the software available the loadfrequency dynamics of
a singlearea power system whose data are given below:
Rated capacity of the area = 2000 MW
Normal operating load = 1000 MW
Nominal frequency = 50 Hz
Inertia constant of the area = 5.0 s
Speed regulation (governor droop)
of all regulating generators = 4 percent
Governor time constant = 0.08 s
Turbine time constant = 0.3 s
Assume linear load–frequency characteristics which means the connected system load increases
by one percent if the system frequency increases by one percent.
The area has a governor control but not a loadfrequency controller. The area is subjected to a
load increase of 20 MW.
(a) Simulate the loadfrequency dynamics of this area using available software and check the
following:
(i) Steady – state frequency deviation ∆f
s
in Hz. Compare it with the handcalculated value
using “Area Frequency Response Coefficient” (AFRC).
(ii) Plot the time response of frequency deviation ∆f
in Hz and change in turbine power ∆P
T
in p.u MW upto 20 sec. What is value of the peak overshoot in ∆f?
(b) Repeat the simulation with the following changes in operating condition, plot the time
response of ∆f and compare the steadystate error and peak overshoot.
(i) Speed regulation = 3 percent
(ii) Normal operating load = 1500 MW
9.5.2. Assume that the singlearea power system given in exercise 9.5.1 is provided with a load
frequency controller (an integral controller) whose gain K
I
can be tuned.
(a) Carryout the simulation for the same disturbance of load change of 20 MW for
different values of K
I,
obtain the time response ∆f for each case, critically
compare these responses and comment on their suitability for practical
application.
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(Hint: For choosing different values of K
I
, first set the governor and turbine time
constants to zero and determine analytically the value of integral gain K
I,cr
to have
critical damping on the response ∆f (t). Choose the range of K
I
to include
K
I,cr
as 0 ≤ K
I
≤ ( K
I,cr
+ 1.0 ) )
(b) From the investigations made in (a) above, choose the best value of K
I
which
gives an “optimal” response ∆f (t) with regard to peak overshoot, settling time,
steadystate error and Mean Sum SquaredError (MSSE).
9.5.3 It is proposed to simulate the load frequency dynamics of a twoarea power system. Both
the areas are identical and has the system parameters given in exercise 9.5.1. Assume that
the tieline has a capacity of P
max 12
= 200 MW and is operating at a power angle of ( δ
0
1
 δ
2
0
) = 30
0
. Assume that both the areas do not have load –frequency controller. Area 2
is subjected to a load increase of 20 MW.
(a) Simulate the loadfrequency dynamics of this system using available software and
check the following:
(i). SteadyState frequency deviation ∆f
s
in Hz and tieline flow deviation, ∆P
12,S
in
p.u. MW. Compare them with handcalculated values using AFRC’s
(ii) Compare result ∆f
s
with that obtained in single area simulation in exercise 9.5.1
(a), and comment on the support received from area 1 and the advantages of
interconnecting with neighbouring areas .
(iii) Plot the time responses, ∆f
1
(t), ∆f
2
(t), ∆P
T1
(t) , ∆P
T2
(t)
and ∆P
12
(t)
.
Comment
on the peak overshoot of ∆f
1
, and ∆f
2.
9.5.4. Assume that the two areas of the system given in exercise 9.5.3. are provided with
identical integral controllers whose gain K
I
and frequency bias B can be varied.
(a) Carryout the simulation for the same disturbance in exercise 9.5.3 and obtain time
response ∆f
1
(t), ∆f
2
(t) and ∆P
12
(t) for the following different control actions and
assuming K
I
= 1.0, B = 60 MW / 0.1 Hz:
(i). Flat Tie line control
(ii) Flat frequency control
(iii) Tieline bias control.
Comment on the responses and their suitability for practical application.
(b) Consider only the “Tie line bias Control”. Demonstrate that selection of too large
a value for B and/or K
I
will render the control loop unstable .
(c) Choose the frequency bias factors; B to be equal to the AFRC, β and determine
the best value of K
I
giving optimal response for ∆f
1
(t), ∆f
2
(t) and ∆P
12
(t)
with regard to peak over shoot, settling time, steadystate error and SSE.
(d) Repeat exercise (c) above by choosing B = 0.5 β and obtain the best K
I.
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(e) Out of the responses obtained under (c) and (d) above, choose the best response
and hence the best K
I
& B for the system.
9.5.5. Consider a twoarea power system with unequal areas. A 2GW control area (1) is
interconnected with a 10 GW area (2). The 2GW area has the system parameters given
in exercise 9.5.1. The 10 GW area has the following data: Nominal operating load = 5000
MW ; H = 5 sec ; D = 1.0 % ; R = 4% ; T
G
= 0.08 sec ; T
T
= 0.3 sec. Design an integral
load frequency controller for the system by considering a disturbance of 20 MW load
increase in area 1. Determine the best controller parameters K
I1,
K
I2,
B
1
and B
2
after
checking the time responses of ∆f
1
(t), ∆f
2
(t) and ∆ P
12
(t) for different values of the
controller parameters.
9.6. REFERENCES
[1] Prabha Kundur, “Power System Stability and Control” , McGraw Hill, Inc; New York,
1994.
[2] O.I. Elgerd, “Electric Energy Systems Theory: An Introduction” , Tata McGra w Hill
Publishing Co. Ltd, New Delhi, 2003.
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