Title: Development of PSO-based robust controller for maximising wind penetration

Authors: Sasidharan Sreedharan; Weerakorn Ongsakul; Jai Govind Singh; S.S. Mahapatra

Addresses: Energy Field of Study, School of Environment Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok 12120, Thailand. ' Energy Field of Study, School of Environment Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok 12120, Thailand. ' Energy Field of Study, School of Environment Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok 12120, Thailand. ' Energy Field of Study, School of Environment Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok 12120, Thailand

Abstract: In this paper, a new robust controller has been proposed for attaining the maximum safe instantaneous wind penetration. Particle swarm optimisation (PSO)-based algorithm has been developed to obtain the maximum safe instantaneous penetration by the optimisation of grid parameters. The developed algorithm has been tested on modified IEEE 14-bus system. The effectiveness of the proposed methodology has been shown in terms of maximum instantaneous safe wind energy penetration limit, in percentage and also maximum safe bus loading point, explicitly beyond which system drives into instability.

Keywords: wind power generation; wind penetration; power system modelling; robust control; Weibull distribution; renewable energy technology; particle swarm optimisation; PSO; wind energy; safety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRET.2012.043909

International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2012 Vol.3 No.1, pp.58 - 78

Received: 06 May 2010
Accepted: 30 Sep 2010

Published online: 24 Nov 2011 *

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