Optimization of Short-term Overproduction Response of Variable Speed Wind Turbines

Müfit Altin*, Anca Daniela Hansen, Athanasios Barlas, Kaushik Das, Jayachandra N. Sakamuri

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Emphasis in this article is on the optimization of the short-term overproduction response of variable speed wind turbines for synthetic inertia provision or fast frequency control. The short-term overproduction response of wind turbines plays a crucial role in the enhancement of the resilience of future power systems with low inertia especially during large frequency disturbances. Novel optimization approaches employing the genetic algorithm are proposed to maximize the released energy from the wind turbine during its overproduction period considering the electrical and mechanical constraints. Based on the optimization results, the article identifies and analyses a set of relevant aspects to be taken into account by power system operators and wind turbine developers in the process of designing the synthetic inertia provision or the fast frequency control. Additionally, the impact of the short-term over production response on the wind turbine structural loading is analyzed through a set of aeroelastic simulations to further investigate aerodynamic limitations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Sustainable Energy
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)1732-1739
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Wind energy integration
  • Heuristic optimization
  • Wind energy
  • Power generation control
  • Short-term overproduction
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Inertial response

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