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Dynamic Frequency Control in Power Networks

Zhao, Changhong and Mallada Garcia, Enrique and Low, Steven H. (2016) Dynamic Frequency Control in Power Networks. Patent number: US20160036225A1.

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Node controllers in power distribution networks in accordance with embodiments of the invention enable dynamic frequency control. One embodiment includes a node controller comprising a network interface a processor; and a memory containing a frequency control application; and a plurality of node operating parameters describing the operating parameters of a node, where the node is selected from a group consisting of at least one generator node in a power distribution network wherein the processor is configured by the frequency control application to calculate a plurality of updated node operating parameters using a distributed process to determine the updated node operating parameter using the node operating parameters, where the distributed process controls network frequency in the power distribution network; and adjust the node operating parameters.

Item Type:Patent
Patent Classification:Current U.S. Class: 700/286. Current CPC Class: H02J 3/04 20130101; H02J 3/00 20130101. International Class: H02J 3/00 20060101 H02J003/00; G05B 13/04 20060101 G05B013/04.
Patent Assignee:California Institute of Technology
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Zhao, Changhong0000-0003-0539-8591
Mallada Garcia, Enrique0000-0003-1568-1833
Low, Steven H.0000-0001-6476-3048
Additional Information:US Patent App. 14/796,869. Application Number: 62022861. Filing Date: Jul 10, 2014. Publication number US20160036225A1. Publication type PENDING. Publication date February 4, 2016. Application number US14796869. Filing date July 10, 2015. Priority date July 10, 2014. CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS: [0001] The present invention claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 62/022,861 entitled “Load-Side Frequency Control in Power Systems” to Zhao et al., filed Jul. 10, 2014. The disclosure of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 62/022,861 is herein incorporated by reference in its entirety. STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH: [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-AR0000226 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and CNS0911041 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.
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Department of Energy (DOE) ARPA-EDE-AR0000226
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