Real-time Frequency-based Corrective Control of Future Networks - FreCon

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Electrical and Electronic Engineering


The ultimate objective of the proposed research is to create a wide-area intelligent system, that empowers the future power grids by providing critical and extensive synchronised information in real-time, assessing system vulnerability quickly, and performing timely corrective control actions based on system-wide considerations. The focus of this project will be on one of the most complex, and as yet unsolved, challenges incorporating measurement, control and protection aspects: the design of a new closed-loop coordinated corrective control scheme, which can be applied to eliminating frequency instabilities, cascading outages and catastrophic blackouts in networks.


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Description It has been discovered that using GPS synchronization of different devices installed across a power system new solutions for power system blackout prevention and restoration can be developed.
Exploitation Route For development of new approaches for operation of future power systems.
Sectors Education,Energy

Description The findings were a base for creation of new approaches for power system monitoring, protection and control, using GPS synchronized technology (the so called Synchronized Measurement Technology). New approaches for prevention of power system blackouts and restoration were developed.
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Education,Energy
Impact Types Economic