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Time delay effects in the control of synchronous electricity grids

Böttcher, Philipp C. and Otto, Andreas and Kettemann, Stefan and Agert, Carsten (2020) Time delay effects in the control of synchronous electricity grids. Chaos, 30 (01312). American Institute of Physics (AIP). doi: 10.1063/1.5122738. ISSN 1054-1500.

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Official URL: https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5122738


The expansion of inverter-connected generation facilities (i.e. wind and photovoltaics) and the removal of conventional power plants is necessary to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Whereas conventional generation with large rotating generator masses provides stabilizing inertia, inverter-connected generation does not. Since the underlying power system and the control mechanisms that keep it close to a desired reference state, were not designed for such a low inertia system, this might make the system vulnerable to disturbances. In this paper, we will investigate whether the currently used control mechanisms are able to keep a low inertia system stable and how this is effected by the time delay between a frequency deviation and the onset of the control action. We integrate the control mechanisms used in continental Europe into a model of coupled oscillators which resembles the second order Kuramoto model. This model is then used to investigate how the interplay of changing inertia, network topology and delayed control effects the stability of the interconnected power system. To identify regions in parameter space that make stable grid operation possible, the linearized system is analyzed to create the system's stability chart. We show that lower and distributed inertia could have a beneficial effect on the stability of the desired synchronous state.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134584/
Document Type:Article
Title:Time delay effects in the control of synchronous electricity grids
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Böttcher, Philipp C.UNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3240-0442UNSPECIFIED
Otto, AndreasChemnitz University of Technologyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4086-5418UNSPECIFIED
Kettemann, StefanJacobs Universityhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2214-9271UNSPECIFIED
Agert, CarstenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4733-5257UNSPECIFIED
Date:16 January 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Chaos
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Publisher:American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Keywords:delay differential equations, stability analysis, power systems, feedback control
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Technology, Innovation and Society
HGF - Program Themes:Renewable Energy and Material Resources for Sustainable Futures - Integrating at Different Scales
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SY - Energy Systems Analysis
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment (old)
Location: Oldenburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Networked Energy Systems > Energy Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Böttcher, Philipp
Deposited On:06 Apr 2020 14:42
Last Modified:24 Oct 2023 11:11

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