Smart grids : better performance through communication and algorithms

Ledwich, Gerard (2009) Smart grids : better performance through communication and algorithms. In 8th IET International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management, 8-11 November 2009, Hong Kong.

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Abstract

There has been a developing interest in smart grids, the possibility of significantly enhanced performance from remote measurements and intelligent controls. For transmission the use of PMU signals from remote sites and direct load shed controls can give significant enhancement for large system disturbances rather than relying on local measurements and linear controls. This lecture will emphasize what can be found from remote measurements and the mechanisms to get a smarter response to major disturbances. For distribution systems there has been a significant history in the area of distribution reconfiguration automation.

This lecture will emphasize the incorporation of Distributed Generation into distribution networks and the impact on voltage/frequency control and protection. Overall the performance of both transmission and distribution will be impacted by demand side management and the capabilities built into the system. In particular, we consider different time scales of load communication and response and look to the benefits for system, energy and lines.

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ID Code: 31648
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Smart Grid, Power System, Control
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Institute of Engineering and Technology Hong Kong
Deposited On: 12 Apr 2010 01:41
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2015 05:19

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