Impact of Fuel Cell System on Under Frequency Load Shedding Scheme Design

Authors

  • Rajeev Jha Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Allenhouse institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
  • Baseem Khan Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13052/dgaej2156-3306.3752

Keywords:

Critical frequency, critical load, fuel cell system (FCS), proportional integral (PI) controller, under frequency load shedding (UFLS)

Abstract

The drop in frequency is a direct consequence of generation deficiency, either due to loss of generation or an increase in load. Therefore, in this work, to compensate for this generation deficiency following large disturbances, a fuel cell system (FCS) could be the most effective counter-measure. With the introduction of a proportional-integral (PI) controller to the FCS, the power output of the FCS can be further modified. In the present work, a two-area hydro-thermal interconnected system is being considered and simulated in MATLAB with and without FCS. From the simulation results, it is found that by using a FCS (with and without PI), the load shedding amount is reduced and the under-frequency load shedding (UFLS) scheme is made more effective.

Author Biographies

Rajeev Jha, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Allenhouse institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Rajeev Jha is currently an Assistant Professor in Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department at Allenhouse Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He has more than 8 years of experience in academics. He received his graduation degrees (Bachelor of Engineering) from Rajiv Gandhi Technical University in 2011 & his Master degree (Masters of Technology) from School of Energy & Environment Management, UTD, RGPV, Bhopal in 2013. His area of interest is on Renewable energy, Power electronics converters, Smart grid technology & optimization techniques.

Baseem Khan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia

Baseem Khan (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, Bhopal, India, in 2008, and the M.Tech. and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, in 2010 and 2014, respectively. He is currently working as a Faculty Member at Hawassa University, Ethiopia. His research interests include power system restructuring, power system planning, smart grid technologies, meta-heuristic optimization techniques, reliability analysis of renewable energy systems, power quality analysis, and renewable energy integration.

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Published

2022-05-25

How to Cite

Jha, R. ., & Khan, B. . (2022). Impact of Fuel Cell System on Under Frequency Load Shedding Scheme Design. Distributed Generation &Amp; Alternative Energy Journal, 37(05), 1329–1348. https://doi.org/10.13052/dgaej2156-3306.3752

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