Adapting the defensive islanding for arming the power system under changing operating conditions

Mahdi M., Genç V. M. İ.

2017 IEEE Manchester PowerTech, Powertech 2017, Manchester, United Kingdom, 18 - 22 June 2017 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ptc.2017.7980913
  • City: Manchester
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2017 IEEE.Defensive islanding is one of the corrective control methods for securing the power system from severe cascading contingencies. Since the power system is operating in continuously changing operating conditions, the defensive islanding scheme must be adapting to these changes to arm the system against any potential instability. In this paper, we explore the effectiveness of a defensive islanding method to adapt to these changes by periodically updating the islanding scheme based on wide-area measurements. The proposed method uses the bus voltage angles measured by phasor measurement units to determine the islands via clustering algorithms. Among them, K-means clustering algorithm is adopted and explored as its performance during the course of the islanding scheme is studied. The proposed method is demonstrated on a 16-generator 68-bus power system and its performance is discussed.