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Autonomous frequency response of different types of inverter-interfaced loads


Naderi, SB and Franklin, E and Negnevitsky, M, Autonomous frequency response of different types of inverter-interfaced loads, Proceedings of the 2019 9th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, 10-12 December 2019, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-6. (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/ICPES47639.2019.9105603


In this paper, fast frequency response of different types of inverter-interfaced loads is discussed. Two inverter-interfaced loads are considered, and their short time-scale response in active power contribution is evaluated. First, a power system including conventional generating units with primary frequency controllers is modelled with conventional passive loads. Then, the control technique of different active load types, when they are equipped with droop controllers is discussed. It is shown that when a contingency event occurs, the behaviour of each load type in controlling frequency and thus their response in active power contribution are different. For the power system with a high demand side contribution in the primary frequency control, a suitable design consideration is provided in order to keep system frequency within threshold operating bound. Furthermore, to analyse the effectiveness of inverterinterfaced loads, their frequency response is compared to that of conventional generating units, revealing the potential of inverter-interfaced loads to provide considerably faster settling time and smaller overshoot. MATLAB/SIMULINK is utilised to simulate the power system.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:frequency response, frequency control, inverterinterfaced loads, variable DC link inverter, variable speed drivecontrolled induction machine
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy efficiency
Objective Field:Industrial energy efficiency
UTAS Author:Naderi, SB (Dr Seyedbehzad Naderi)
UTAS Author:Franklin, E (Associate Professor Evan Franklin)
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
ID Code:137469
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2020-02-14
Last Modified:2021-07-05

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