IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
Online ISSN : 1348-8147
Print ISSN : 0385-4213
ISSN-L : 0385-4213
Dynamic Load Stability in Bulk Power System with High DG Penetration
Tomoyuki UedaShintaro Komami
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2007 Volume 127 Issue 2 Pages 371-378


The load stability in bulk power system may be seriously affected when a large amount of distributed generators (DG) stop simultaneously due to voltage sag. It is important to understand the mechanism of load instability, which cannot be analyzed by well-known P-V curve only. For analyzing load stability without detailed simulations, this paper presents torque-speed characteristic curves of induction motor considering power system condition and constant impedance loads. As the results of examining the curves in various conditions (model order reduction methods, load dropping out), this paper also presents some cautions for bulk power system modeling with DG. A bulk power system model whose lower voltage subsystems are reduced by an accurate model order reduction method is introduced in order to check out the problems by DG-stopping. As to the numerical simulation, a great number of DG-stopping leads to voltage instability in bulk power system, and the instability is greatly improved by DG-voltage regulation.

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