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On geographical allocation of primary frequency control reserves in large interconnected power systems

S Karagiannopoulos, E Vrettos, PC López, M Vrakopoulou, F Oldewurtel, G Andersson, M Zima

Proceedings - 2014 Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2014 | Published : 2014

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a simulation-based method for primary control reserve (PCR) reallocation in large power systems, taking into account the variability of renewable energy sources' (RES) in-feed. Our goal is to identify technically feasible pairwise PCR reallocations between generally non-neighboring control areas (CAs). To achieve this goal, we use network snapshots that represent different grid states in terms of topology, conventional generation, and demand. Given a large amount of historical weather data, we apply copula theory to create a reasonable number of synthetic RES in-feed scenarios, which we then combine with the network snapshots. The resulting synthetic snapshots are u..

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