Decomposing Objectives and Functions in Power System Operation and Control

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The introduction of many new energy solutions requires the adaptation of classical operation paradigms in power systems. In the standard paradigm, a power system is some equivalent of a synchronous generators, a power line and an uncontrollable load. This paradigm has been challenged by a diverse mix of challenges posed by renewable energy sources, demand response technologies and smartgrid concepts, affecting all areas of power system operation. Both, new control modes and changes in market design are required. This paper presents a mean-ends perspective to the analysis of the control structures and operation paradigms in present power systems. In a top-down approach, traditional frequency- and area-control mechanisms are formalized. It is demonstrated that future power system operation paradigms with different generation control modes and controllable demand can be modeled in a coherent way. Finally, the discussion is opened up toward a formalization of service-exchange between market participants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4430-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE PES/IAS Conference on Sustainable Alternative Energy (SAE) - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 28 Sep 200930 Sep 2009


Conference2009 IEEE PES/IAS Conference on Sustainable Alternative Energy (SAE)
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