Synchronous machine governor with droop
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The SM Governor with Droop block implements a synchronous machine (SM) governor with a droop characteristic. Use this block to regulate or control the throttle input to a prime mover driving a synchronous generator.
The block uses the error between the measured and desired generator speeds to set the prime mover throttle position. For example, when the prime mover is rotating too slowly, the throttle is opened to increase the energy input to the generator and increase its speed.
When multiple governor-driven generators are connected in parallel, droop characteristics ensure overall stability of the grid. Droop is defined as percent change in speed from no load to full load of the generator. This figure shows the speed-load relationship for a governor with 5% droop.
ωref is the reference speed of the governor. Set this value as a per-unit quantity using the speed_ref port.
Pref is the reference load of the governor. Set this value as a per-unit quantity using the P_ref port.
droop is the droop percentage of the governor. Set
this value as a percentage using the Percentage droop,
The block calculates the reference throttle position, expressed as a per-unit quantity, as:
where ω is the actual, per-unit generator speed.
The inertia of the valve introduces a delay between this reference throttle position and the actual throttle position, which is modeled as a first-order lag:
Here, Ts is the time constant. Set this value using the Time constant of governor, (s) parameter.
P_ref— Desired per-unit generator load
Reference generator load expressed as a per-unit quantity. The steady-state output of the governor running at its reference speed is equivalent to this value.
speed_ref— Desired per-unit generator speed
Reference generator speed expressed as a per-unit quantity.
speed— Actual per-unit generator speed
Measured generator speed expressed as a per-unit quantity.
throttle— Throttle position
Throttle position of the governor, expressed as a per-unit quantity.
Percentage droop, (%)— Droop
Percent change in governor speed from
load. If multiple governor-driven generators are connected in parallel,
those with lower droop percentages are more sensitive to load
Time constant of governor, (s)— First-order lag time constant
Time constant of the governor first-order lag representing the throttle inertia dynamics.
Initial throttle position, (pu)— Initial throttle output
Initial state of the throttle.