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International Journal of Electrical and Power Engineering

Year: 2009  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 112 - 118

Fuzzy Logic Based Load Frequency Control of Hydro-Thermal System with Non-Linearities

B. Anand and A. Ebenezer Jeyakumar

Abstract

This study presents, a solution procedure using Fuzzy Logic Controller (FLC) to load frequency control of an interconnected hydro-thermal system. Thermal system comprises of governor dead band and generation rate constraint non-linearities and boiler dynamics. Hydro area incorporates both non-linearities. For conventional control strategies, proportional-integral controller is used. Integral square error technique is used to find optimum conventional controller gains. This controller does not provide adequate control performance with the consideration of non-linearities and boiler dynamics, when external disturbance occurs. The proposed FLC is used to control the dynamic performance of the two area system. Seven membership function is used to design the proposed controller. Time domain simulation is utilized to study the system performance. One percent step load disturbance is in given either area of the system. Finally, simulation results conclude that the proposed controller has better control performance than conventional PI controller.

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