Optimisation techniques for planning automatic under frequency load shedding in New Zealand’s power system

Burdett, Robert L., Boland, John, & Edwards, Conrad (2016) Optimisation techniques for planning automatic under frequency load shedding in New Zealand’s power system. The ANZIAM Journal, 57, M1-M37.

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Electricity generation is vital in developed countries to power the many mechanical and electrical devices that people require. Unfortunately electricity generation is costly. Though electricity can be generated it cannot be stored efficiently. Electricity generation is also difficult to manage because exact demand is unknown from one instant to the next. A number of services are required to manage fluctuations in electricity demand, and to protect the system when frequency falls too low. A current approach is called automatic under frequency load shedding (AUFLS). This article proposes new methods for optimising AUFLS in New Zealand’s power system. The core ideas were developed during the 2015 Maths and Industry Study Group (MISG) in Brisbane, Australia. The problem has been motivated by Transpower Limited, a company that manages New Zealand’s power system and transports bulk electricity from where it is generated to where it is needed. The approaches developed in this article can be used in electrical power systems anywhere in the world.

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ID Code: 95117
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Electricity Generation, optimization
ISSN: 1446-8735
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Operations Research (010206)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Past > Schools > Mathematical Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Australian Mathematical Society
Deposited On: 25 Apr 2016 23:17
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 17:31

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