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Technoeconomic
aspects of power systems
Ronnie Belmans
Dirk Van Hertem
Stijn Cole
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Overview
Lesson 1: Liberalization
Lesson 2: Players, Functions and Tasks
Lesson 3: Markets
Lesson 4: Present generation park
Lesson 5: Future generation park
Lesson 6: Introduction to power systems
Lesson 7: Power system analysis and control
Lesson 8: Power system dynamics and security
Lesson 9: Future grid technologies: FACTS and
HVDC
Lesson 10: Distributed generation
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Outline
Power system analysis and control
Power system analysis
Power flow
Optimal power flow
Power flow control
Primary control
Secondary control
Tertiary control
Voltage control
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Control of active and reactive power
Voltage regulation
Voltage between sender and receiver
Voltage related to reactive power:
Angle related to active power:
*
R
R R R R
S U I P j Q = = +
R
R
Q
U
X
U ~ A
R
R
P
U
X
~
2
o
Sender
Receiver
X j R +
S S
P j Q +
R R
P j Q +
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Power flow
Normal conditions ==> steady state (equilibrium)
Basis calculations to obtain this state are called Power Flow
Also called Load Flow
Purpose of power flow:
Determine steady state situation of the grid
Get values for P, Q, U and voltage angle
Calculate system losses
First step for
o N1 contingency study
o Congestion analysis
o Need for redispatch
o System development
o Stability studies
o ...
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N1
Example
Each line has capacity of 900 MW
Equal, lossless lines between nodes
P = 843 MW
G G
Load = 1500 MW
P = 666 MW
P = 166 MW
Load = 500 MW
P = 1500 MW
G G
Load = 1500 MW
P = 0 MW
P = 500 MW
Load = 500 MW
P = 1000 MW P = 1000 MW P = 1000 MW P = 1000 MW
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Congestion and redispatch
Example
Each line has capacity of 900 MW
Equal, lossless lines between nodes
The right generator is cheaper than the left, both have capacity 1500
MW
P = 843 MW
G G
Load = 1500 MW
P = 666 MW
P = 166 MW
Load = 500 MW
P = 900 MW
congested
G G
Load = 1500 MW
P = 500 MW
P = 200 MW
Load = 500 MW
P = 1000 MW P = 1000 MW
P = 1200 MW P = 800 MW
If the load of gen B would increase, the profit
would rise, but the line is congested
B
A B
A
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Power flow
Three types of nodes
Voltage controlled nodes (PU node)
Nodes connected to a generator
Voltage is controlled at a fixed value
Active power delivered at a known
value
Unregulated voltage node (PQ node)
A certain P and Q is demanded or
delivered (non dispatched power
plants, e.g. CHP)
In practice: mostly nodes representing
a pure `load'
Slack or swing bus (Uo node)
Variable P and Q
Node that takes up mismatches
G
G
G
G
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Power flow
Assumptions and representation
Properties are not influenced by small changes in voltage or
frequency
Linear, localized parameters
Balanced system
==> Single line representation
Loads represented by their P and Q values
Current and power flowing to the node is positive
Transmission lines and transformers: tequivalent
I
s
I
r
1
1
2
1 1
1 1
4 2
s r
s r
YZ Z
V V
I I
Y YZ YZ
(
+
(
( (
(
=
( (
 
(
+ +

(
\ .
Y/2
Y/2
Z
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Power Flow
Equations
I=Y.V is a set of (complex) linear equations
But P and Q are needed ==> S=V.I*
Set of nonlinear equations
( ) ( )   { }
( ) ( )   { }
2
cos sin
2
sin cos
0
0
k Gk Lk
V G V V G B
k kk k m km k m km k m
k Gk Lk
V B V V G B
k kk k m km k m km k m
P P P
Q Q Q
u u u u
u u u u
+ +
+
A =
=
A =
=
( )
( )
( )
( )
( )
1 i
i
i
i
J K
P P
V
P
V
V
Q Q Q
V
V
V
u
u
u
c c
(
A
(
(
A
(
c c
(
=
(
A
(
(
A c c
(
(
c c
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Power flow
NewtonRaphson
NewtonRaphson has a quadratic convergence
Normally +/ 7 iterations needed
Principle NewtonRaphson iterative method:
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Power Flow
Alternative methods
GaussSeidel
Old method (solves I=Y.V), not used anymore
Linear convergence
Decoupled NewtonRaphson
Strong coupling between Q and V, and between P and o
Weak coupling between P and V, and between Q and o
==> 2 smaller systems to solve ==> faster (23 times faster)
( ) i
i
i
V
V
V
V
Q
P
Q
P
(
(
A
A
(
(
(
c
c
c
c
=
(
A
A
u
u
) (
) (
0
0
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Power Flow
Alternative methods (II)
Fast decoupled NewtonRaphson
Neglects coupling as in decoupled NewtonRaphson
Approximation: Jacobian considered constant
NewtonRaphson with convergence parameter
Step in right direction (first order) multiplied by factor
DC load flow
Consider only B (not Y)
Single calculation (no iterations needed)
Very fast ==> 710 times faster than normal NewtonRaphson
In high voltage grids: 1 pu
Sometimes used as first value for NewtonRaphson iteration
(starting value)
Economic studies and contingency analysis also use DC load
flow
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Power flow:
Available computer tools
Available programs:
PSS/E (Siemens)
DigSILENT (power factory)
Eurostag (tractebel)
ETAP
Powerworld (demo version available for
download)
Matpower (free download, matlab based)
PSAT: power system analysis toolbox (free
download, matlab based)
...
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Optimal power flow (OPF)
Optimal power flow = power flow with a goal
Optimizing for highest objective
Minimum losses
Economic dispatch (cheapest generation)
...
Problem formulation
minimize F(x, u, p)
Objective function
subject to g(x, u, p) = 0
Constraints
Build the Lagrangian function
L = F(x, u, p) +
T
g(x, u, p)
Other optimization algorithms can also be used
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Optimal power flow
Flow chart
Estimate control parameters
Solve Normal Load Flow
Compute the gradient of control variables
Adjust control
parameters
Terminate process, solution
reached
Check if gradient is
sufficiently small
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Optimal power flow
Example
max
Directional Firstorder
Iter Fcount f(x) constraint Stepsize derivative optimality
0 1 4570.1 1.63
1 3 9656.06 0.3196 1 1.35e+004
5.28e+003
2 6 7345.79 0.2431 0.5 506 1.98e+003
3 9 5212.76 0.1449 0.5 1.41e+003 4.32e+004
4 11 5384.17 0.02825 1 367 2.83e+003
5 14 5305.59 0.08544 0.5 132 696
6 17 5439.61 0.07677 0.5 958 859
7 19 5328.32 0.08351 1 144 1.04e+003
8 22 5267.51 0.1398 0.5 82.7 730
9 24 5301.72 0.05758 1 63.8 282
10 26 5300.88 0.004961 1 17.3 406
11 28 5295.95 0.003562 1 0.325 116
12 30 5296.69 4.436e005 1 1.15 30.8
13 32 5296.69 8.402e007 1 0.0222 4.99
14 34 5296.69 4.487e009 1 0.000728 0.431
15 36 5296.69 3.16e011 1 2.75e006 0.0113
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Outline
Power system analysis and control
Power system analysis
Power flow
Optimal power flow
Power flow control
Primary control
Secondary control
Tertiary control
Voltage control
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Control problem
Complex MIMO system
Thousands of nodes
Voltage and angle on each node
Power flows through the lines (P and Q)
Generated power (P and Q), and voltage
OLTC positions
...
Not everything is known!
o Not every flow is known
o Local or global control
o Crossborder information
o Output of power plants
o Metering equipment is not always available or correct
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Control problem
Requirements
Voltage must remain between its limits
1 p.u. +/ 5 or 10 %
Power flow through a line is limited
Thermal limit depending on section
Frequency has to remain between strict limits
Economic optimum
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Control problem
Assumptions
Pf control and QU control can be separated
Voltage control is independent for each
voltage controlled node
Global system can be divided in control areas
Control area = region of generators that
experience the same frequency perturbation
Q V P f
t t
<<
fi A
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Control problem
Separation of the problem
Pf control
Using feedback:
o results in
QU control
Measuring
Control signal , generator
excitation and static Var compensation
(capacitors or power electronics)
i transfered i
f and P phase fault o A A A =
i
o A
i c
P
,
A
i
U V A
i c
Q
,
A
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Turbine Generator control
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Why frequency control?
Uncontrolled power variations affect machine speed
Frequency has to remain between very strict limits
Consumed 2
P
Produced
Consumed
f
1
2
3
1. Start
2. P_consumed2 <
P_consumed1
3. P_produced >
P_consumed
acceleration
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Why frequency control?
Uncontrolled power variations affect machine speed
Frequency has to remain between very strict limits
Consumed 2
P
Produced
Consumed
f
1
2
3
1. Start
2. P_consumed2 <
P_consumed1
3. P_produced >
P_consumed
acceleration (delta
f)
4. Production has to
be reduced (control
action)
Produced2
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Frequency control
Different control actions
4 Phases
Primary control
o maintains the balance between generation and demand in the network using
turbine speed governors. (tens of seconds)
Secondary control
o centralised automatic function to regulate the generation in a control area
based on secondary control reserves in order to
maintain its interchange power flow at the control program with all other
control areas
restore the frequency in case of a frequency deviation originating from the
control area to its set value in order to free the capacity engaged by the
primary control. (15 min)
Tertiary control
o any (automatic or) manual change in the working points of generators
(mainly by rescheduling), in order to restore an adequate secondary control
reserve at the right time. (after 15 min)
Time control
o integral control of the system time regarding UTC time, days
Internationally controlled (UCTE, Nordel, a nd others)
Operation handbook:
http://www.ucte.org/publications/ophandbook/
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UCTE
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Primary control
Grid characteristics
Statism:
In %, typically 4 to 5 %
Highest droop = largest contribution
Network stiffness
Also called `Network power frequency characteristic'
Includes self regulating effect (D) and influence of the feedback
control (K=1/R)
Gn G
G
P P
fn f
S
/
/
A
A
=
f
P
G
A
A
=
D
R
+ =
1