publication . Other literature type . Article . Preprint . 2017

Optimal Placement of Virtual Inertia in Power Grids

Poolla, Bala Kameshwar; Bolognani, Saverio; Dorfler, Florian;
  • Published: 01 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Country: Switzerland
A major transition in the operation of electric power grids is the replacement of synchronous machines by distributed generation connected via power electronic converters. The accompanying “loss of rotational inertia” and the fluctuations by renewable sources jeopardize the system stability, as testified by the ever-growing number of frequency incidents. As a remedy, numerous studies demonstrate how virtual inertia can be emulated through various devices, but few of them address the question of “where” to place this inertia. It is, however, strongly believed that the placement of virtual inertia hugely impacts system efficiency, as demonstrated by recent case st...
free text keywords: power system dynamics; power system planning; optimization methods; robust optimization; virtual inertia; H-2 norm optimization, Converters, Electric power system, Electric power, Control theory, Mathematical optimization, Mathematics, Inertia, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Distributed generation, business.industry, business, Heuristics, Moment of inertia, Performance metric, Mathematics - Optimization and Control
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