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A Model Predictive Approach to Voltage Control in Power Systems

The presentation will describe some general aspects of voltage control in power systems, with an emphasis on the determination of control actions aimed at preserving voltage stability under stressed operating conditions. A model of the controlled system, including the network and load dynamics, is used to predict the future system behaviour based on the current state and applied control actions. The optimal control state according to these predictions is then obtained using a search method similar to those used in chess computers. A detailed and three simplified predictors are presented, along with a tuning procedure that aims to ensure that a minimum amount of emergency control is scheduled by the controller is described.

Type of Seminar:
Public Seminar
Dr. Ing. Mats Larsson
ABB Corporate research Switzerland
Nov 16, 2001   17:15

ETH Zentrum, Gloriastrasse 35 , 8006 Zürich, building ETZ room E6
Contact Person:

Dr. G. Ferrari-Trecate
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Biographical Sketch:
Mats Larsson received his Master?s degree (Computer Science and Engineering) and Licentiate and Doctorate (Industrial Automation) Degrees from Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden in 1993, 1997 and 2001 respectively. His research interest are centered around power system stability and control and object-oriented modelling of power systems. Since August 2001, he is employed as a scientist by ABB Corporate Research in Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland.