Facing the challenges of distribution systems operation with high wind power penetration

Kaushik Das, Müfit Altin, Anca Daniela Hansen, Edgar Nuño Martinez, Poul E. Sørensen, Gitte Wad Thybo, Michael Rangård , Kasper Møller Skytte

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This paper addresses the challenges associated with the operation of a distribution system with high penetration of wind power. The paper presents some preliminary investigations of an ongoing Danish research work, which has as main objective to reduce the network losses by optimizing the reactive power flow in 60kV distribution networks through controlling the ability of wind power plants (WPPs) to generate or absorb reactive power. This paper aims to understand the characteristics of a distribution network with high penetration of distributed generation. A detailed analysis of the active and reactive power flows in a real distribution network under different wind and load conditions based on actual measurements is performed in order to understand the correlation between the consumption, wind power production, and the network losses. Conclusive remarks are presented, briefly expressing the track for the future work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings óf the 12th IEEE Power and Energy Society PowerTech Conference
Number of pages6
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event12th IEEE Power and Energy Society PowerTech Conference: Towards and Beyond Sustainable Energy Systems - University Place, University of Manchester., Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017


Conference12th IEEE Power and Energy Society PowerTech Conference
LocationUniversity Place, University of Manchester.
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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