[en] distributed control ; system protection scheme ; undervoltage load shedding ; voltage stability
[en] A new load shedding scheme against long-term voltage instability is proposed. It uses a set of distributed controllers, each monitoring transmission voltages in a zone and controlling a group of related loads. Each controller acts in closed-loop, shedding amounts that vary in magnitude and time according to the evolution of its monitored voltage. The whole system can operate without information exchange between controllers, the latter being implicitly coordinated through network voltages. The operation, design and robustness features are illustrated through simulations of a real system.
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS