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

K. Forkasiewicz, M. Coldwell, A. Cross, D. Strickland

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 5th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2016)
PublisherIEEE
Pages538-543
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3388-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2017
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2016 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Nov 201623 Nov 2016

Conference

Conference5th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period20/11/1623/11/16

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • enhanced frequency response (EFR)
  • fast frequency response (FFR)
  • frequency control
  • system inertia

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    • 6 Conference publication

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  • A non-intrusive magnetic energy scavanger for renewable power generation state monitoring

    Jiang, W., Lu, J., Li, F., Hashimoto, S. & Lin, Z., 23 Mar 2017, The 5th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2016). IEEE, p. 562-566 5 p.

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  • A review of community electrical energy systems

    Strickland, D., Abedi Varnosfaderani, M., Scott, J., Quintela, P., Duran, A., Bravery, R., Corliss, A., Ashworth, K. & Blois-Brooke, S., 23 Mar 2017, The 5th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2016). IEEE, p. 49-54 6 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference publication

  • Cite this

    Forkasiewicz, K., Coldwell, M., Cross, A., & Strickland, D. (2017). Meeting frequency response requirements with uncertain system inertia-A UK perspective. In The 5th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2016) (pp. 538-543). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRERA.2016.7884393