Combinational load shedding using load frequency control and voltage stability indicator

Hussein Hadi Abdul-Wahid Al-Sadooni, Rashid Hamid Al-Rubayi


This paper proposes a load shedding program for evaluating and distributing the minimum load power to be curtailed required to bring the frequency and voltage, after the system was subjected to a heavy disturbance, to the allowable range for each load bus. The quantity of load shedding was estimated to restore the power system's frequency, taking into account the turbine governor's primary control and the generators' reserve power for secondary control. Calculation and review of the load bus's voltage stability indicator (Li) to prioritize the load shedding quantity at these locations. The lower the voltage stability indicator on the load bus, the less load shedding can occur, and vice versa. The frequency and voltage values are still within allowable ranges with this approach, and a significant amount of load shedding can be prevented, resulting in a reduction in customer service interruption. The proposed method's efficacy was demonstrated when it was checked against the IEEE 30 bus 6 generators power system standard simulated in MATLAB environment and it minimize the power to be shed by around 20% of the conventional load shedding schemes.


Combinational load shedding; Voltage stability indicator; Load frequency control

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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