Considerations for generation in an islanded operation

E. Roy Hamilton, John Undrill, Paul S. Hamer, Scott Manson

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Abstract

This paper discusses the conceptual design and operation of an isolated power system, recognizing the reality that generator or turbine trips will occur. The level of reserve generating capacity must be set with proper balancing of capital expenditures and operating costs against revenue lost in a production shutdown. The way that reserve capacity is provided is as important as the amount of reserve; seemingly adequate reserve can turn out to be badly insufficient if it is not well distributed across the available reserve sources. The dynamic behavior of reserve capacity, as much as the amount of capacity that is ultimately available, is critical in determining how an isolated facility will behave in the wake of a unit trip or the loss of a grid connection. In this paper, experiences with detailed dynamic simulations of a range of isolated systems are described. These are related to test work and operational incidents that have provided practical calibrations. Based on simulation and experience, some guidelines are offered for configuring generation and selecting strategies for maintaining stability in large, isolated continuous-process facilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 Record of Conference Papers - Industry Applications Society 56th Annual Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference, PCIC 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 30 2009
Event2009 Record of Conference Papers - Industry Applications Society 56th Annual Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference, PCIC 2009 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 14 2009Sep 16 2009

Publication series

Name2009 Record of Conference Papers - Industry Applications Society 56th Annual Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference, PCIC 2009

Other

Other2009 Record of Conference Papers - Industry Applications Society 56th Annual Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference, PCIC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period9/14/099/16/09

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Keywords

  • Dynamic stability
  • Incremental reserve margin
  • Islanded power generation
  • Load shedding
  • Model validation
  • Single-shaft gas turbine
  • Spinning reserve
  • Transient stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Roy Hamilton, E., Undrill, J., Hamer, P. S., & Manson, S. (2009). Considerations for generation in an islanded operation. In 2009 Record of Conference Papers - Industry Applications Society 56th Annual Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference, PCIC 2009 [5297170] (2009 Record of Conference Papers - Industry Applications Society 56th Annual Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference, PCIC 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/PCICON.2009.5297170