Operation Design of Wind Turbines in Strong Wind Conditions

Wen Zhong Shen, Melissa Barroso Montes, Peter Fogh Odgaard, Niels Kjølstad Poulsen, Hans Henrik Niemann

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Abstract

In order to reduce the impact on the electrical grid from the shutdown of MW wind turbines at wind speeds higher than the cut-out wind speed of 25 m/s, we propose in this paper to run the turbines at high wind speeds up to 40 m/s. Two different operation designs are made for both constant speed and variable speed pitch regulated wind turbines. The variable speed design is more suitable for wind turbines to run at very high wind speeds which can help the turbine braking system to stop the turbine at the new "cut-out" wind speed. Reference power, rotational speed and pitch angle have been designed optimally. In order to reduce the possible increased loading, fatigue due to the wind gusts, control strategies have been considered for both constant sped and variable speed pitch regulated wind turbines. The control study shows that the designed controllers can reduce the standard deviations efficiently for wind turbines at some selected wind high speeds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EWEA 2012
Number of pages10
PublisherEuropean Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEWEA 2012 - European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 16 Apr 201219 Apr 2012
http://events.ewea.org/annual2012/

Conference

ConferenceEWEA 2012 - European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period16/04/201219/04/2012
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Shen, W. Z., Montes, M. B., Odgaard, P. F., Poulsen, N. K., & Niemann, H. H. (2012). Operation Design of Wind Turbines in Strong Wind Conditions. In Proceedings of EWEA 2012 European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).