Energies 2013, 6(6), 2949-2965; doi:10.3390/en6062949
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Research on a Hierarchical Dynamic Automatic Voltage Control System Based on the Discrete Event-Driven Method

State Key Lab of Power Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Received: 19 April 2013; in revised form: 23 May 2013 / Accepted: 30 May 2013 / Published: 17 June 2013
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Abstract: In this paper, concepts and methods of hybrid control systems are adopted to establish a hierarchical dynamic automatic voltage control (HD-AVC) system, realizing the dynamic voltage stability of power grids. An HD-AVC system model consisting of three layers is built based on the hybrid control method and discrete event-driven mechanism. In the Top Layer, discrete events are designed to drive the corresponding control block so as to avoid solving complex multiple objective functions, the power system’s characteristic matrix is formed and the minimum amplitude eigenvalue (MAE) is calculated through linearized differential-algebraic equations. MAE is applied to judge the system’s voltage stability and security and construct discrete events. The Middle Layer is responsible for management and operation, which is also driven by discrete events. Control values of the control buses are calculated based on the characteristics of power systems and the sensitivity method. Then control values generate control strategies through the interface block. In the Bottom Layer, various control devices receive and implement the control commands from the Middle Layer. In this way, a closed-loop power system voltage control is achieved. Computer simulations verify the validity and accuracy of the HD-AVC system, and verify that the proposed HD-AVC system is more effective than normal voltage control methods.
Keywords: hierarchical control system; dynamic voltage control; hybrid control method; discrete event-driven; computer simulation

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Hu, W.; Zheng, L.; Lu, Q.; Min, Y. Research on a Hierarchical Dynamic Automatic Voltage Control System Based on the Discrete Event-Driven Method. Energies 2013, 6, 2949-2965.

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Hu W, Zheng L, Lu Q, Min Y. Research on a Hierarchical Dynamic Automatic Voltage Control System Based on the Discrete Event-Driven Method. Energies. 2013; 6(6):2949-2965.

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Hu, Wei; Zheng, Le; Lu, Qiuyu; Min, Yong. 2013. "Research on a Hierarchical Dynamic Automatic Voltage Control System Based on the Discrete Event-Driven Method." Energies 6, no. 6: 2949-2965.

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