Modeling Imperfect Generator Behavior in Power System Operation Models

Ibrahim Krad

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A key component in power system operations is the use of computer models to quickly study and analyze different operating conditions and futures in an efficient manner. The output of these models are sensitive to the data used in them as well as the assumptions made during their execution. One typical assumption is that generators and load assets perfectly follow operator control signals. While this is a valid simulation assumption, generators may not always accurately follow control signals. This imperfect response of generators could impact cost and reliability metrics. This paper proposes a generator model that capture this imperfect behavior and examines its impact on production costs and reliability metrics using a steady-state power system operations model. Preliminary analysis shows that while costs remain relatively unchanged, there could be significant impacts on reliability metrics.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2018
Event2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting - Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 16 Jul 201720 Jul 2017


Conference2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
CityChicago, Illinois

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-67813


  • generator behavior
  • production cost modeling
  • security-constrained economic dispatch
  • security-constrained unit commitment


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