Models for Impact Assessment of Wind-Based Power Generation on Frequency Control

  • Alejandro D. Domínguez-García
Part of the Power Electronics and Power Systems book series (PEPS, volume 3)


This chapter develops a modeling framework for studying the impact of variability and uncertainty in wind-based electricity generation on power system frequency. The focus is on timescales involving governor response (primary frequency control) and automatic generation control (AGC) (secondary frequency control). The framework includes models of synchronous generators, wind-based electricity sources, the electrical network, and the AGC system. The framework can be used to study the impact of different renewable penetration scenarios on system frequency performance metrics. In order to illustrate the framework, a simplified model of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) system is developed.


Optimal Power Flow Synchronous Generator Synchronous Machine Ordinary Differential Equation Model Wind Power Plant 
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This work has been supported by the Global Climate and Energy Project. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Stanford University, the Sponsors of the Global Climate and Energy Project, or others involved with the Global Climate and Energy Project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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