Implementing a pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant model into grid simulations

Samet E. Arda, Keith Holbert

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Abstract

A pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear power plant model (NPP) representing one unit of the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Generating Station is incorporated into Positive Sequence Load Flow (PSLF) software. The nuclear steam supply system (NSSS) model comprises a point kinetics description of neutronics and thermodynamics in the reactor core, pressurizer, plenums, hot and cold legs. In addition, the PWR considered here utilizes a recirculation (U-tube) steam generator. A sliding-average-temperature control program for the reactor, pressurizer pressure controller, and simple turbine and governor models are also developed. Subsequently, the NSSS representation is implemented into PSLF by user-defined modeling. Simulation results of isolated plant for a step change in reactivity due to control rod withdrawal are presented and then effect of a disturbance in the medium-sized power system on the developed model of NPP is evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2014-October
EditionOctober
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 29 2014
Event2014 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting - National Harbor, United States
Duration: Jul 27 2014Jul 31 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityNational Harbor
Period7/27/147/31/14

Keywords

  • NSSS
  • nuclear power generation
  • power system modeling
  • PSLF
  • PWR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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