Document Type : Research article


Electrical Engineering Faculty, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran.


Controlling the frequency and voltage of the power network with renewable energy resources is one of the ‎most important things in the integrity of the network. Therefore, after occurring any accident or fault in the ‎network, the frequency and voltage and in general all the basic parameters of the network must return to ‎their acceptable range within a certain period of time. Despite all the technical, economic and environmental ‎advantages that renewable energy resources have, the presence of these kind of sources may have negative ‎effects on voltage profiles and protection coordination in distribution networks, it is also possible that a part ‎of the network acts as an unwanted island, which complicates the operation and control of the network and ‎creates a risk of electrocution for the network personnel. Therefore, islanding detection is very important ‎and necessary in network protection and load shedding methods are usually used to eliminate this event. In ‎this paper, a multi-objective load shedding method in microgrids is proposed for the frequency stability and ‎reduction of power outages. Among the advantages of the proposed method can be mentioned its flexibility, ‎speed of operation and high accuracy. The proposed method is applied and simulated on a microgrid in the ‎DIgSILENT software environment, and the results of the simulation confirm the advantages of the proposed ‎method.‎

Graphical Abstract

Frequency Stabilizing and Reducing Power Outages of The Islanded Power ‎Network Using a ‎Load Shedding Method in The Presence of Renewable Energy ‎Resources



  • Introduction of a novel load shedding strategy for microgrids
  • Aiming to stabilize frequency and minimize power outages
  • Implementation of load shedding in islanded power networks with renewable energy sources
  • The proposed method's benefits include flexibility, rapid response, and precision