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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 468168, 10 pages
Research Article

Robust Distributed Model Predictive Load Frequency Control of Interconnected Power System

1State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical Power System with Renewable Energy Sources, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China
2Department of Automation, North China Electric Power University, Baoding 071003, China

Received 10 August 2013; Accepted 20 September 2013

Academic Editor: Zhiguang Feng

Copyright © 2013 Xiangjie Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Considering the load frequency control (LFC) of large-scale power system, a robust distributed model predictive control (RDMPC) is presented. The system uncertainty according to power system parameter variation alone with the generation rate constraints (GRC) is included in the synthesis procedure. The entire power system is composed of several control areas, and the problem is formulated as convex optimization problem with linear matrix inequalities (LMI) that can be solved efficiently. It minimizes an upper bound on a robust performance objective for each subsystem. Simulation results show good dynamic response and robustness in the presence of power system dynamic uncertainties.