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asked 2022-04-12 19:47:23 -0500

snj gravatar image

Among the CON parameters in the REGCAU1 model, there is an ACCEL parameter that I have not found a specific description for its meaning and usage. Hope someone help

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answered 2022-04-21 14:39:21 -0500

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From PTI on model REGCAU1:

  • “To aid convergence we added a factor called Accel, which is a factor used only in that in the model to decide how much (fraction) of the newly calculated voltage is used in the calculation of current injection.”
  • “The default value of Accel should be set to 1.0. We have tested with other values of Accel and some of our users have also used other values such as 0.8 etc.”

From a dynamics expert (developer of WECC REGC_A model)

  • "I always set the acceleration factor to 0.7"

The Accelerator Factor of the REGCAU1 model is NOT an actual control setting or a physical parameter but a computational variable that users can modify to help the PSS/e convergence of the model REGCAU1 in a dynamic simulation. Based on our experience acceleration factor=0.7 is a reasonable value to use. Lower values can be used if it lead to better dynamic run performances.

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Very grateful for the answer !! In fact I had studied the REGC_A model of WECC before. There is an accel factor in the GE realization which is used in the process of numerical calculation and there is a block diagram. It will be more grateful if you can help to find a block diagram of PSSE version.

snj gravatar imagesnj ( 2022-04-21 19:11:24 -0500 )edit

No, I do not have it, but you can ask PTI support about it. I expect it to be very similar to WECC's.

jconto gravatar imagejconto ( 2022-04-22 11:53:18 -0500 )edit

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