Automatic Generation Control

Learning objectives

  • Recall the difference between primary and secondary controls
  • Recall how Automatic Generation Control (AGC) systems operate in an isolated power system setting
  • Identify the three AGC system control modes
  • Identify the role of AGC systems in Balancing Authority operations
  • Recall the requirements of NERCs Balancing Authority Control standard

Course overview

When you complete this lesson you will understand the requirements necessary for a Balancing Authority to be able to calculate Area Control Error and to have Automatic Generation Control that will be able to dispatch Regulating Reserves as needed.

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