Frequency control modelling - basics

Anca Daniela Hansen, Poul Ejnar Sørensen, Lorenzo Zeni, Müfit Altin

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The purpose of this report is to provide an introduction on how the system balance in an island system can be maintained by controlling the frequency. The power balance differential equation, which is fundamental in understanding the effect on the system frequency of the unbalance between generation and consumption, is addressed. Basic topics on the main components of a generating unit, such generators, prime movers and governors are presented. A simple dynamic model for an island power system, containing realistic dynamic representations of generators, loads, prime movers, governors, is described specifically for the assessment of the performance of frequency droop control loop, i.e. primary control.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages49
ISBN (Print)978-87-93278-59-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesDTU Wind Energy E

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