Effect of full converter wind turbines on inter-area oscillation of power systems

Hanieh Hajizadeh Askari, Seyedmostafa Hashemi Toghroljerdi, Robert Eriksson, Qiuwei Wu

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By increasing in the penetration level of wind turbines, the influence of these new added generation units on the power system oscillations specifically inter-area oscillations has to be thoroughly investigated. In this paper, the impact of increasing in the penetration of full rate converter wind turbines (FRC-WTs) on the inter-area oscillations of power system is examined. In order to have a comprehensive evaluation of the effects of FRC-WT on the inter-area oscillations, different scenarios associated with the wind power penetration levels, wind farm locations, strength of interconnection line, and different operating conditions of synchronous generators are investigated. The synchronous generators, exciter systems and power system stabilizers (PSSs) as well as the FRC-WT grid-side converter and its related controllers are modelled in detail in Matlab in order to evaluate the effects of FRC-WTs on the inter-area mode oscillations precisely. The results show that FRC-WTs can affect the inter-area oscillations considerably in some simulation scenarios
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 International Conference on Clean Electrical Power.
Publication date2015
Pages270 - 276
ISBN (Print)9781479987047
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 International Conference on Clean Electrical Power - Taormina, Italy
Duration: 16 Jun 201518 Jun 2015


Conference2015 International Conference on Clean Electrical Power


  • Wind turbine
  • Full rate converter
  • Interarea oscillations
  • Power system

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