Integrated Multilevel Power Network Voltage Control


IMPROVE - 6165

Keywords process control, multilevel control systems, electricity generation, electricity distribution


Start Date: 15-DEC-92 / Duration: 48 months

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Objectives

The objective of IMPROVE is to develop a system to control the supply voltage of electricity generation and distribution systems at a number of different levels. These would be the generating plant itself (voltage regulation and reactive power control), the interaction between a number of generating plants, and the distribution from the group of generating plants to consumers.

The approach taken will be to demonstrate the implementation of a hierarchy of adaptive controllers as a geographically distributed multilevel control system. The adaptive controllers will minimise the instability caused by the problems of synchronisation between individual generators.

After the control techniques have been tested in the electricity generation control environment, the control components will be available for use in other applications (such as the control of large refineries) which share the same problems of load disturbance rejection and supervisory coordination.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Steef Geenen
CAP Volmac
Daltonlaan 300
NL - 3500 GN Utrecht
tel: + 31 / 30-526-286
fax: + 31 / 30-546-451
telex: 70644 VOLMC

Participants

CAP VOLMAC BV - NL - C
ABB INDUSTRIA SPA - I - P
ENEL - I - P
UNIV OF STRATHCLYDE - UK - P
RED ELECTRICA DE ESPAÑA - E - P
ABB MURATORI SPA - I - A


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IMPROVE - 6165, December 1993


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