Performance of Flocking-Based Control Schemes in Smart Grid Applications Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 2014 IEEE. Flocking control has recently been used in smart grid applications to stabilize power systems during a transient instability period. Based on consensus and cooperation of multi-agent control systems, flocking control uses cyber information about the power system to help achieve stability after the occurrence of a fault in the power system. Recent work showed that such controller can be useful in a smart power grid; however, issues of the controller's power usage, stability time, and frequency deviation have not been investigated yet. This paper investigates the effect of the power generators' inertia on these issues in a WECC 3-generator power system. Results of this work show that the location of the fault affects the relationship between the generators' inertia and the investigated measures.

author list (cited authors)

  • Farraj, A. K., Hammad, E. M., Wei, J., Kundur, D., & Butler-Purry, K. L.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • December 2014