A dynamic state estimator based control for power system damping

Isaac L. Ortega-rivera, Vijay Vittal, Gerald T. Heydt, Claudio R. Fuerte-Esquivel, Cesar Angeles-Camacho

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Interarea power oscillation damping enhancement in large interconnected power systems is often accomplished using supplementary controls at the synchronous machines involved and with the use of flexible ac transmission system devices. The power system literature has demonstrated that wide area signals could be more effective than the local signals for these controllers. In some cases where phasor measurement units are used, all the required control signals may not be available. To alleviate these cases, control signals are obtained using estimated signals from a 'dynamic state estimator,' and a robust supplementary controller is deployed. In this paper, the cited strategy is illustrated using a static var compensator. The feasibility of the proposed method has been demonstrated on the IEEE 50-generator test system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8334641
Pages (from-to)6839-6848
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2018


  • Kalman filter
  • Stability
  • dynamic state estimator
  • power system control
  • power system damping
  • state estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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