The objective of IMPROVE is to develop a system to control the supply voltage of electricity generation and distribution systems at a number of different levels. These would be the generating plant itself (voltage regulation and reactive power control), the interaction between a number of generating plants, and the distribution from the group of generating plants to consumers.
The approach taken will be to demonstrate the implementation of a hierarchy of adaptive controllers as a geographically distributed multilevel control system. The adaptive controllers will minimise the instability caused by the problems of synchronisation between individual generators.
After the control techniques have been tested in the electricity generation control environment, the control components will be available for use in other applications (such as the control of large refineries) which share the same problems of load disturbance rejection and supervisory coordination.
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