Development and assessment of a robust optimization metric for WAMPAC modeling

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A PMU based WAMS is to be placed on a weakly coupled section of distribution grid, with high levels of distributed generation. In anticipation of PMU data a Siemens PSS/E model of the electrical environment has been used to return similar data to that expected from the WAMS. This data is then used to create a metric that reflects optimization, control and protection in the region. System states are iterated through with the most desirable one returning the lowest optimization metric, this state is assessed against the one returned by PSS/E under normal circumstances. This paper investigates the circumstances that trigger SPS in the region, through varying generation between 0 and 110% and compromising the network through line loss under summer minimum and winter maximum conditions. It is found that the optimized state can generally tolerate an additional 2 MW of generation (3% of total) before encroaching the same thresholds and in one instance moves the triggering to 100% of generation output.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2013
EventIEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2013 (PES 13) - Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 21 Jul 201325 Jul 2013


ConferenceIEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 2013 (PES 13)


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