Author Archives: Bruce Miller

Power System Frequency – What is it doing? – Why does it matter?

The East Coast power system of Australia has the worst frequency regulation in the developed world. This puts the system at risk whenever an event occurs which requires the generators to respond quickly – they can’t respond quickly if they have to wait for the system frequency to go outside its control system dead band.

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How does frequency regulation help avoid Blackouts?

What are the lessons about frequency regulation that can be learned from the SA blackout?

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Using this train analogy to critique some recent developments with Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS)

[PART 2 of] a post by guest author, Bruce Miller – which was initially posted on LinkedIn as one piece, but which has been broken into two on WattClarity as each part serves different purposes.

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Introducing a train analogy to explain Power Systems 101

[PART 1 of] a post by guest author, Bruce Miller – which was initially posted on LinkedIn as one piece, but which has been broken into two on WattClarity as each part serves different purposes.

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Adding a Slice of Cheese

The South Australian Blackout of 28th September 2016 is not as simple as it looks.

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