Grid support capabilities of wind turbines

Gabriele Michalke, Anca Daniela Hansen

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Wind power has gained a significant penetration level in several power systems all over the world. Due to this reason modern wind turbines are requested to contribute to power system support. Power system operators have thus introduced grid codes, which specify a set of requirements for wind turbines, such as fault ride-through and reactive power supply during voltage sags. To date different wind turbine concepts exist on the market comprising different control features in order to provide ancillary services to the power system. In the first place the present chapter emphasizes the most important issues related to wind power grid integration. Then different wind turbine concepts are characterized and their grid support capabilities are analysed and compared. Simulation cases are presented in
which the respective wind turbine concepts are subjected to a voltage dip specified in a grid code.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Wind Power Systems
EditorsP. Pardalos, S. Rebennack, M.V.F. Pereira, N.A. Iliadis, V. Pappu
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-41079-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
SeriesEnergy Systems

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