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Traditional generator models, most commonly representing large thermal plants, are simplified on the basis that they are not subjected to large fast-acting electrical transients. Typically these models use a fifth-order synchronous machine and a lower order prime mover model. Although these models are generally suitable for large power system analysis with relatively small-scale disturbances, when these models are used within small networks they cannot be expected to remain representative. When diesel gen-sets are used as a backup supply, they may be expected to supply full rating in a single step from no-load. In this application a gen-set will experience much larger speed and voltage transients than a large thermal plant and a high degree of modelling must take place.
Date of Conference: 1-4 Sept. 2009