Use of Polytopic Convexity in Developing an Adaptive Interarea Oscillation Damping Scheme

Tong Wang, Anamitra Pal, James S. Thorp, Yuan Yang

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An adaptive control scheme based on the convexity property of polytopes for damping interarea oscillations is developed here. A polytopic control guarantees requisite damping when the current operating point lies inside it. Multiple polytopes increase the robustness of the control provided the polytope inside which the operating point lies after a disturbance is correctly identified. In this paper, the identification of the correct polytope is performed using Kalman-filters and the mean-chi square variable. A 29-machine 127-bus model of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) system is used as the test system for this analysis. The simulation results demonstrate that the proposed adaptive control is able to provide adequate damping to the interarea modes of oscillation under changing operating conditions without any prior knowledge of the postdisturbance operating state. It is also found to be more robust than some of the modern controllers proposed previously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7592414
Pages (from-to)2509-2520
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2017


  • Adaptive control
  • Kalman filter
  • inter-area oscillation
  • linear matrix inequality (LMI)
  • mean chi-square variable
  • phasor measurement unit (PMU)
  • polytopic convexity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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