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Title: A Generic Modeling and Development Approach for WECC Composite Load Model

Abstract

The composite load model (CLM) proposed by Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) gains increasing traction in the industry, particularly in North America. At the same time, it is recognized that further improvements in the structure, initialization and aggregation methods are needed. However, lack of an open implementation of WECC CLM becomes a roadblock for many researchers to work on improving it. This paper presents the first open reference implementation of WECC CLM. Individual load components and the CLM are first developed and tested in Matlab, then translated to the high performance computing (HPC), parallel simulation platform GridPACK. Main contributions of the paper include: 1) presenting some important yet undocumented details of modeling and initializing the CLM, particularly for a parallel simulation platform like GridPACK; 2) implementation details of the load components such as the single-phase air conditioner motor; 3) implementing the CLM in a modular and extensible manner. The implementation has been tested at both the component as well as system levels and bench-marked against commercial simulation programs.

Authors:
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  1. BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1530832
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-125265
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Electric Power Systems Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 172
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Huang, Qiuhua, Huang, Renke, Palmer, Bruce J., Liu, Yuan, Jin, Shuangshuang, Diao, Ruisheng, Chen, Yousu, and Zhang, Yu. A Generic Modeling and Development Approach for WECC Composite Load Model. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.epsr.2019.02.027.
Huang, Qiuhua, Huang, Renke, Palmer, Bruce J., Liu, Yuan, Jin, Shuangshuang, Diao, Ruisheng, Chen, Yousu, & Zhang, Yu. A Generic Modeling and Development Approach for WECC Composite Load Model. United States. doi:10.1016/j.epsr.2019.02.027.
Huang, Qiuhua, Huang, Renke, Palmer, Bruce J., Liu, Yuan, Jin, Shuangshuang, Diao, Ruisheng, Chen, Yousu, and Zhang, Yu. Mon . "A Generic Modeling and Development Approach for WECC Composite Load Model". United States. doi:10.1016/j.epsr.2019.02.027.
@article{osti_1530832,
title = {A Generic Modeling and Development Approach for WECC Composite Load Model},
author = {Huang, Qiuhua and Huang, Renke and Palmer, Bruce J. and Liu, Yuan and Jin, Shuangshuang and Diao, Ruisheng and Chen, Yousu and Zhang, Yu},
abstractNote = {The composite load model (CLM) proposed by Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) gains increasing traction in the industry, particularly in North America. At the same time, it is recognized that further improvements in the structure, initialization and aggregation methods are needed. However, lack of an open implementation of WECC CLM becomes a roadblock for many researchers to work on improving it. This paper presents the first open reference implementation of WECC CLM. Individual load components and the CLM are first developed and tested in Matlab, then translated to the high performance computing (HPC), parallel simulation platform GridPACK. Main contributions of the paper include: 1) presenting some important yet undocumented details of modeling and initializing the CLM, particularly for a parallel simulation platform like GridPACK; 2) implementation details of the load components such as the single-phase air conditioner motor; 3) implementing the CLM in a modular and extensible manner. The implementation has been tested at both the component as well as system levels and bench-marked against commercial simulation programs.},
doi = {10.1016/j.epsr.2019.02.027},
journal = {Electric Power Systems Research},
number = ,
volume = 172,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}