This paper proposes a new Smart-Load concept using AC drives. The concept is based on a secondary control layer coordinated with the network and the load to provide active power support. The general Smart-Load concept is developed and synthesized for its practical implementation in network power–frequency support applications. A multi power-frequency droop line is proposed. The final idea is applied to a fan load powered by an AC drive based on an induction motor and a two level voltage source converter. Experimental results show that a full power-frequency response can be achieved by the Smart- Load within 2s of the network frequency deviation.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion|
|Early online date||12 Mar 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- AC drives
- Power–Frequency Support
- Vector Control
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Carmona Sanchez, Jesus (Recipient), Barnes, Mike (Recipient) & Apsley, Judith (Recipient), 22 Nov 2019
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