Power system stabilization by direct load control based on strategy-proofness and individual rationality

Ryutaro Sato, Toru Namerikawa

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This paper proposes a novel direct load control method to stabilize the system frequency. The proposed method utilizes the consumers' controllable loads for load frequency control. By solving an optimization problem to maximize the social welfare function, the input required for the frequency control is allocated among the controllable loads and the load frequency control generator in an economically rational manner. To introduce the direct control program for smooth operation of the power system, preventing consumers from cheating and guaranteeing their benefits are required. Thus, strategy-proofness and individual rationality based on the Groves and Clarke mechanism were used to design the electricity charge. Each consumer bids on the utility functions truthfully to the independent system operator and gains from participating in the proposed direct load control program. The effectiveness of the proposed method was demonstrated through numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACC 2015 - 2015 American Control Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479986842
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 28
Event2015 American Control Conference, ACC 2015 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 2015 Jul 12015 Jul 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2015 American Control Conference, ACC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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