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Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

Power

2015

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Characteristics Of Power Quality Disturbances In Australia: Voltage Dips At Low-Voltage Sites, Sean T. Elphick, Victor W. Smith, Victor J. Gosbell, Sarath Perera, Philip Ciufo, Gerrard M. Drury Jan 2015

Characteristics Of Power Quality Disturbances In Australia: Voltage Dips At Low-Voltage Sites, Sean T. Elphick, Victor W. Smith, Victor J. Gosbell, Sarath Perera, Philip Ciufo, Gerrard M. Drury

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Voltage dips are considered to be one of the costliest of all power quality disturbances due to their disruption of industrial and commercial operations. The ability to characterise the voltage dip performance of distribution networks has many benefits for industry. There is considerable potential for industry to make large economic gains if voltage dip behaviour can be better understood and planned for. To put strategies in place to deal with voltage dips, there is a need for extensive data collection and analysis so that correct planning decisions can be made. This study details the characteristics of voltage dip data which ...


On Using Wireless Power Transfer To Increase The Max Flow Of Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks, Tengjiao He, Kwan-Wu Chin, Sieteng Soh Jan 2015

On Using Wireless Power Transfer To Increase The Max Flow Of Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks, Tengjiao He, Kwan-Wu Chin, Sieteng Soh

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A key problem in Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is determining the maximum amount of data that can be collected by a sink over a given time period. This maximum is constrained by link capacity and critically, by the available energy at each node. In this paper, we consider a novel approach to increase the maximum flow rate by exploiting recent advances in Wireless Power Transfer (WPT). Specifically, we deploy a finite number of WPT capable rovers next to bottleneck sensor nodes with the aim to increase the max flow rate of a WSN. We formulate a Mixed Integer Linear ...


Summary Of The Economic Impacts Of Power Quality On Consumers, Sean T. Elphick, Philip Ciufo, Victor W. Smith, Sarath Perera Jan 2015

Summary Of The Economic Impacts Of Power Quality On Consumers, Sean T. Elphick, Philip Ciufo, Victor W. Smith, Sarath Perera

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The quality of the electrical supply has a direct impact on the correct function and operation of equipment connected to the public electricity supply network. There is an expectation that devices will operate as designed and that equipment lifetime should, statistically, be close to the designed value. The reliability of the network is generally assumed to be high enough so as to not cause unacceptable issues with regard to loss of production or loss of functionality. Quantifying the cost to the consumer when the supply power quality or reliability are not as expected is an important metric and can be ...


Direct Power Control Of Dfig Based Wind Turbine Based On Wind Speed Estimation And Particle Swarm Optimization, Mehrdad Tarafdar Hagh, S Roozbehani, F Najaty, S Ghaemi, Yingjie Tan, Kashem M. Muttaqi Jan 2015

Direct Power Control Of Dfig Based Wind Turbine Based On Wind Speed Estimation And Particle Swarm Optimization, Mehrdad Tarafdar Hagh, S Roozbehani, F Najaty, S Ghaemi, Yingjie Tan, Kashem M. Muttaqi

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This paper presents a direct power control (DPC) design of a grid connected doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) based wind turbine system in order to track maximum absorbable power in different wind speeds. A generalized regression neural network (GRNN) is used to estimate wind speed and thereby the maximum absorbable power is determined online as a function of wind speed. Finally the proposed DPC strategy employs a nonlinear robust sliding mode control (SMC) scheme to calculate the required rotor control voltage directly. The concept of sliding mode control is incorporated into particle swarm optimization (PSO) to determine inertial weights. The ...


A Decentralized Multiagent-Based Voltage Control For Catastrophic Disturbances In A Power System, Sk. Razibul Islam, Kashem M. Muttaqi, Danny Sutanto Jan 2015

A Decentralized Multiagent-Based Voltage Control For Catastrophic Disturbances In A Power System, Sk. Razibul Islam, Kashem M. Muttaqi, Danny Sutanto

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In this paper, a multiagent-based voltage and reactive power control in the case of a multiple contingency is presented. Incorporating the agent-based autonomous feature to the intelligence of the remote terminal units, the present power system control structure can be used to help in preventing system voltage collapse during catastrophic disturbances. The control algorithm is based on a decentralized architecture of intelligent agents and the determination of a local zone that can carry out quick countermeasures in a decentralized manner as a multiagent system (MAS) during an emergency situation. An adaptive determination of the local zones undergoing voltage collapse has ...


Simple Structure For Reactive Power Control Of Ac Photovoltaic Modules, Viet Thang Tran, Danny Sutanto, Kashem M. Muttaqi Jan 2015

Simple Structure For Reactive Power Control Of Ac Photovoltaic Modules, Viet Thang Tran, Danny Sutanto, Kashem M. Muttaqi

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The objective of this paper is to propose a simple structure for reactive power control (RPC) of AC Photovoltaic (AC PV) modules. With the proposed structure, a cost-effective microcontroller can be adopted to achieve an effective reactive power control in order to support the grid voltage within acceptable bounds by absorbing or supplying reactive power. Moreover, the sliding mode control (SMC) is adopted to enhance the current control's dynamic response and reduce the current harmonic distortion. Comprehensive simulation of an AC PV module connected to grid using PSIM software with different operation modes are used to demonstrate the control ...


A New Approach To Reduce The Expected Energy Not Supplied In A Power Plant Located In A Non-Expandable Transmission System, Hadi Lomei, Danny Sutanto, Kashem M. Muttaqi, Mohsen Assili Jan 2015

A New Approach To Reduce The Expected Energy Not Supplied In A Power Plant Located In A Non-Expandable Transmission System, Hadi Lomei, Danny Sutanto, Kashem M. Muttaqi, Mohsen Assili

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The main objective of most of power plants is to inject power as much as possible into the grid from the power plants. However, the transmission system may restrain the output capability of the power plant, especially, if the power plant is located in an area of non-expandable transmission system. In this situation, any disturbance in the nearby transmission system may force the plant to generate lower than its rated value, which disables it from selling the remaining available generated power to the costumers and also increases the cost of energy not supplied. In this paper, an efficient method is ...


A New Approach To Reduce The Non-Linear Characteristics Of A Stressed Power System By Using The Normal Form Technique In The Control Design Of The Excitation System, Hadi Lomei, Danny Sutanto, Kashem M. Muttaqi, Mohsen Assili Jan 2015

A New Approach To Reduce The Non-Linear Characteristics Of A Stressed Power System By Using The Normal Form Technique In The Control Design Of The Excitation System, Hadi Lomei, Danny Sutanto, Kashem M. Muttaqi, Mohsen Assili

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In this paper, a new approach is presented to reduce the nonlinear characteristics of a stressed power system by reducing its second-order modal interaction through retuning some parameters of the generator excitation system. In order to determine the second-order modal interaction of the system, a new index on nonlinearity is developed using normal form theory. Using the proposed index of nonlinearity, a sensitivity function is formed to indicate the most effective excitation system parameters in the nonlinear behavior of the system. These dominant parameters are tuned to reduce the second-order modal interaction of the system and to reduce the index ...


Enhanced Frequency Response Strategy For Pmsg Based Wind Energy Conversion System Using Ultracapacitor In Remote Area Power Supply Systems, Yingjie Tan, Kashem M. Muttaqi Jan 2015

Enhanced Frequency Response Strategy For Pmsg Based Wind Energy Conversion System Using Ultracapacitor In Remote Area Power Supply Systems, Yingjie Tan, Kashem M. Muttaqi

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The high penetration level of wind energy, and non-responsive nature of power electronic interfaced wind energy conversion system (WECS) during frequency variations may create significant stress on conventional generators in a wind-diesel hybrid remote area power supply (RAPS) system. Hence, it is a necessity for WECS to provide frequency support. However, conventional frequency control strategies being used for WECS may impose a severe stress to wind turbines. In this paper, an enhanced frequency response strategy is proposed for the permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) based WECS to regulate RAPS system frequency jointly with its integrated ultracapacitors. The proposed frequency response ...


Power Generation Analysis Of Powerwindow, A Linear Wind Generator, Using Computational Fluid Dynamic Simulations, Seyed A. Jafari, Farzad Safaei, Buyung Kosasih, K C. Kwok Jan 2015

Power Generation Analysis Of Powerwindow, A Linear Wind Generator, Using Computational Fluid Dynamic Simulations, Seyed A. Jafari, Farzad Safaei, Buyung Kosasih, K C. Kwok

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A new linear wind generator (LWG), named PowerWindow, is introduced. The modular and scalable LWG is capable of generating power in low wind velocity condition, and hence can be an effective and safe power generator in built environments. The aerodynamic mechanism of the LWG power generation is elucidated using computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations, and the results are validated against the experimental data obtained from the prototype wind tunnel tests. The simulations provide important insights into the flow field in and around LWG particularly over the front and rear blades and how each one contributes to the power generation. This ...