Status of Wind Power Technologies

Haoran Zhao, Qiuwei Wu

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With the development of wind turbine technology, wind power will become more controllable and grid‐friendly. It is desirable to make wind farms operate as conventional power plants. Wind turbine generators (WTGs) were mainly used in rural and remote areas for wind power generation. WTG‐based wind energy conversion systems (WECS) can be divided into the four main types (type 1‐4). Due to the inherent variability and uncertainty of the wind, the integration of wind power into the grid has brought challenges in several different areas, including power quality, system reliability, stability, and planning. The impact of each is largely dependent on the level of wind power penetration in the grid. In many countries, relatively high levels of wind power penetration have been achieved. This chapter shows the estimated wind power penetration in leading wind markets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModeling and Modern Control of Wind Power
PublisherWiley-IEEE press
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9781119236382
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Zhao, H., & Wu, Q. (2018). Status of Wind Power Technologies. In Modeling and Modern Control of Wind Power (pp. 1-10). Wiley-IEEE press.