Improved Frequency Control from Wind Power Plants Considering Wind Speed Variation

Jayachandra N. Sakamuri, Kaushik Das, Müfit Altin, Nicolaos Antonio Cutululis, Anca Daniela Hansen, Pieter Tielens, Dirk Van Hertem

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A fast frequency controller (FFC) for wind power plants (WPPs), which produces a temporary overloading power reference based on frequency deviation and rate of change of frequency, is proposed in this paper. Contrary to standard controllers proposed in the literature, the gains of the FFC are optimized for different wind speeds ensuring an improved frequency control from WPPs over the whole wind speed range. Two options for temporary frequency control implementations from WPPs are analyzed and compared. Moreover, the impact of mechanical, electrical and control limitations at different wind speeds and its effect on frequency control is discussed in the paper. Results show that by optimizing the gains, an improved frequency control can be obtained compared to standard controllers which apply a fixed gain over whole the wind speed range.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 19th Power Systems Computation Conference
Number of pages7
Publication date2016
Article number7540914
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-8151-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-941051-2-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event19th Power Systems Computation Conference - Genoa, Italy
Duration: 20 Jun 201624 Jun 2016


Conference19th Power Systems Computation Conference
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  • Frequency Control
  • Inertial Response
  • Temporary Overloading
  • Wind Power Plants


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