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Meeting frequency response requirements with uncertain system inertia - A UK perspective

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posted on 12.05.2017 by K. Forkasiewicz, M. Coldwell, Andrew Cross, Dani Strickland
National Grid has a statutory obligation to manage the frequency between pre-defined limits. If there isn't effective frequency response available then the likelihood of a frequency excursion outside of statutory limits will increase. To this end, National Grid are going to trial enhanced frequency response as a mechanism to assist with frequency control in the light of reducing system inertia. This paper models rapid response as a function of system inertia and proposes that either primary response needs to ramp up more quickly in order to remain effective at low system inertia levels or a faster response time is needed. It has been determined that both these methods are more effective than just increasing the generation held in reserve for frequency response. The outcome of this research supports the growing body of evidence in literature for the procurement of rapid response subject to further research and testing on the UK grid.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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International conference on renewable energy research and applications 2016 IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2016

Pages

538 - 543

Citation

FORKASIEWICZ, K. ... et al, 2017. Meeting frequency response requirements with uncertain system inertia - A UK perspective. 5th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2016), Birmingham, UK, 20th-23rd November 2016, pp. 538-543.

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© IEEE

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Acceptance date

01/11/2016

Publication date

2017

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ISBN

9781509033881

Language

en

Location

Birmingham

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