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Renewable energy sources and frequency regulation : survey and new perspectives

Bevrani, Hassan, Ghosh, Arindam, & Ledwich, Gerard (2010) Renewable energy sources and frequency regulation : survey and new perspectives. I.E.T. Renewable Power Generation, 4(5), pp. 438-457.

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Abstract

As the use of renewable energy sources (RESs) increases worldwide, there is a rising interest on their impacts on power system operation and control. An overview of the key issues and new challenges on frequency regulation concerning the integration of renewable energy units into the power systems is presented. Following a brief survey on the existing challenges and recent developments, the impact of power fluctuation produced by variable renewable sources (such as wind and solar units) on sysstem frequency performance is also presented. An updated LFC model is introduced, and power system frequency response in the presence of RESs and associated issues is analysed. The need for the revising of frequency performance standards is emphasised. Finally, non-linear time-domain simulations on the standard 39-bus and 24-bus test systems show that the simulated results agree with those predicted analytically.

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ID Code: 38320
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Frequency Control, Power System Control, Renewable Energy Sources
DOI: 10.1049/iet-rpg.2009.0049
ISSN: 1752-1416
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified (090699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2010 12:12
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:19

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