Field Measurements and System Identification of Three Frequency Controlling Hydropower Plants
2015 (English)In: IEEE transactions on energy conversion, ISSN 0885-8969, Vol. 30, no 3, 1061-1068 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The dynamic behaviour of hydropower plants participating in primary frequency control is investigated in this paper through frequency response, step response and setpoint change tests on three Swedish hydropower plants. Grey-box system identification is used to estimate the parameters of simple linear models suitable for power system analysis and the major shortcomings of the linear models are discussed. It is found that frequency response tests with sinusoidal input signals give more reliable information about the dynamics of the plants than step response tests. It is also shown that backlash in the runner and guide vane regulating mechanisms are of great importance for the dynamic behaviour of the plants, and that the incremental gain from guide vane opening to power varies considerably with the operation point.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 30, no 3, 1061-1068 p.
hydropower, system identification, frequency control, field measurements
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Science of Electricity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-237793DOI: 10.1109/TEC.2015.2425915ISI: 000360439300026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-237793DiVA: diva2:768921