Multi-Machine Synchronous Islanding Achieved in a Laboratory Test Bed Utilizing PMUs

Mats-Robin Jacobsen, David Laverty, Robert J. Best, John C. Hastings

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This paper describes a multi-machine synchronous islanding technique. This can be used to aid management of both intentional and unintentional island operation where the part of the grid becomes fragmented from the bulk utility grid. The multi-machine control scheme presented builds upon previous work on single machine control by the authors. The control scheme presented is realized and tested using a physical laboratory test bed which was developed as part of this work. The results show that synchronous islanding was successfully demonstrated. The ability of the system to maintain frequency and phase angle during a considerable load step was acceptable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 31st Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC): Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2020
EventIrish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC) 2020 - Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Letterkenny, Ireland
Duration: 11 Jun 202012 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameIrish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC): Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2688-1446
ISSN (Electronic)2688-1454


ConferenceIrish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC) 2020

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