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A method for the design of UFLS schemes of small isolated power systems

L. Sigrist, I. Egido, L. Rouco

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Vol. 27, nº. 2, pp. 951 - 958


This paper presents a systematic method for the design of robust and efficient underfrequency load-shedding (UFLS) schemes. UFLS schemes play an important role in protecting the system integrity. The systematic method consists first in selecting representative operating and contingency (OC) scenarios by means of a clustering algorithm and subsequently, in tuning UFLS cheme parameters by dint of a simulated annealing optimization algorithm. The approach is applied to a small isolated Spanish power system. The systematic method leads to a robust and efficient UFLS scheme. The resulting design is also compared to a design based on OC scenarios determined by the common practice of OC scenario selection. The possibility of rearranging UFLS stages and the influence of minimum allowable frequency constraints is analyzed as well. Finally, an analysis of the impact of increasing converter-connected generation (CCG) is presented.

Keywords: Design methodology, frequency stability, load shedding, power system protection.

JCR Impact Factor and WoS quartile: 2,921 - Q1 (2012); 6,600 - Q1 (2022)

DOI reference: DOI icon https://doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2011.2174448

Published on paper: May 2012.

Published on-line: December 2011.

L. Sigrist, I. Egido, L. Rouco, A method for the design of UFLS schemes of small isolated power systems. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. Vol. 27, nº. 2, pp. 951 - 958, May 2012. [Online: December 2011]

    Research topics:
  • *Stability: Large disturbance stability, tuning of frequency loadshedding schemes, excitation control, small disturbance stability, tuning of power system stabilizers, identification of AVR and governor models

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