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Regional Coordination for under Frequency Load Shedding

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Frequency deviation can be used as an indicator of imbalance between supply and demand. When generation is insufficient, it can cause frequency decline in a power system operation. Implementing under frequency load shedding (UFLS) is one of the common methods to overcome this problem. This paper proposes a novel approach for adaptive load shedding. The concept is an extension of shared and targeted load shedding using reserve margin. The optimal system configuration is then selected from those candidates to fulfill operational objectives. Operational constraints related to system parameters, threshold frequency, total of load shed and control area including line capacity are considered. An example using four sub-areas connected to an external system shows that the proposed regional coordination as an adaptive UFLS is feasible.

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M. Anuar, H. Bevrani and T. Hiyama, "Regional Coordination for under Frequency Load Shedding," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2010, pp. 148-153. doi: 10.4236/epe.2010.23022.


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