Hybrid Model Predictive Control as a LFC solution in Hydropower Plants
1 Polytechnic School, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
2 Electrical Engineering Department, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
3 CEMIG-GT, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
4 COPI Control, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
For Electric Power System safety and stable operation, planning and analysis by using simulation environments are necessary. An important point for frequency stability analysis is, on one hand, an adequate representation of Load-Frequency Control (LFC) loops and, on the other hand, the design of advanced control strategies to deal with the power system dynamic complexity. Therefore, in this paper we propose to represent the group turbine/penstock, found in hydropower plants, in a Piecewise Affine (PWA) modelling structure. Based on such modelling, we also propose the use of a Hybrid Model Predictive algorithm to be use as a control law in LFC loops. Among the advantages of this PWA representation is the use of this model in the controller algorithm, thereby improving the Load-Frequency Control performance. Simulation results, on a 200 MW hydropower plant compares the performance of predictive control strategy presented with the classical PID control strategy in an isolated condition.
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