Elements of Power Systems Control

  • Harry G. Kwatny
  • Karen Miu-Miller
Part of the Control Engineering book series (CONTRENGIN)


Control of voltage, frequency, and load is central to power network operation. The following sections review the basics of these systems. Each generator has two basic controllers, a frequency (or load frequency) controller and a voltage controller. The two are generally analyzed independently. The primary voltage control system involves using the generator excitation system to change the field voltage in order to regulate the generator terminal bus voltage.


Turbine Generator Economic Dispatch Voltage Controller Load Frequency Control AGCAutomatic Generation Control 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and MechanicsDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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