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Dynamic Frequency Control in Power Networks

United States Patent Application

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Node controllers in power distribution networks in accordance with embodiments of the invention enable dynamic frequency control. One embodiment includes a node controller comprising a network interface a processor; and a memory containing a frequency control application; and a plurality of node operating parameters describing the operating parameters of a node, where the node is selected from a group consisting of at least one generator node in a power distribution network wherein the processor is configured by the frequency control application to calculate a plurality of updated node operating parameters using a distributed process to determine the updated node operating parameter using the node operating parameters, where the distributed process controls network frequency in the power distribution network; and adjust the node operating parameters.
Zhao, Changhong (Pasadena, CA), Mallada Garcia, Enrique (Pasadena, CA), Low, Steven H. (La Canada, CA)
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena CA)
14/ 796,869
July 10, 2015
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-AR0000226 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and CNS0911041 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.