Application of Economic MPC to Frequency Control in a Single-Area

Leo Emil Sokoler, Kristian Edlund, John Bagterp Jørgensen

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This paper presents a novel model predictive control scheme for frequency control in a single-area power system. The proposed controller provides set-point corrections to the system power generators, based on the solution to an optimal control problem. The optimal control problem directly incorporates the cost of operation into its objective function. A trade-off parameter is used to balance set-point tracking and cost minimization. Simulations based on a Faroe Islands case study show that the proposed approach reduces cost of operation by almost an order of magnitude, compared to both set-point based model predictive control as well as conventional frequency-based PI-control.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2015)
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-7884-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2015) - Osaka International Convention Center, Osaka, Japan
Duration: 15 Dec 201518 Dec 2015
Conference number: 54


Conference54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2015)
LocationOsaka International Convention Center
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