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Model Predictive Control Strategies for Post-Disturbance Corrective Action

Critical transmission outages often cause line overloading and voltage degradation. Without corrective action, eventually overloaded lines may trip and/or voltage collapse may ensue. Importantly, these secondary effects evolve relatively slowly, allowing sufficient time for corrective controls to be enacted. This talk will present a receding horizon model predictive control (MPC) strategy that captures the relevant dynamics governing the thermal behaviour of overloaded transmission lines. The controls available to MPC include generation set-points, energy storage and load regulation. MPC determines the optimal use of those resources, subject to a variety of constraints that include rate limits and resource availability. The proposed corrective control strategies will be illustrated using a system of around 100 nodes.

Type of Seminar:
IfA Internal Seminar
Prof. Ian Hiskens
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Jan 16, 2014   16:15

ETZ E6, Gloriastrasse 35
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Biographical Sketch:
Ian A Hiskens received the BEng (Elec) and BAppSc (Math) degrees from the Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education, Rockhampton, Australia in 1980 and 1983 respectively. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1991.

Dr. Hiskens is the Vennema Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. From 1980 to 1992, he was with the Queensland Electricity Supply Industry, where he held the positions of EMS Security Applications Engineer and Planning Engineer Transmission Systems. From 1992 to 1999, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia, from 1999 to 2002 a Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and from 2002 to 2008 a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Hiskens' research focuses on power system analysis, in particular the modelling, dynamics and control of large-scale, networked, nonlinear systems. He is involved in numerous IEEE activities in the Power and Energy Society, Control Systems Society, Circuits and Systems Society, and Systems Council. He is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, and a past Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers and the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. He is the Treasurer of the IEEE Systems Council.

Professor Hiskens is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a Chartered Professional Engineer in Australia.