Wind Power Plant Voltage Control Optimization with Embedded Application of Wind Turbines and Statcom

Qiuwei Wu, Jose Ignacio Busca Solanas, Haoran Zhao, Lukasz Hubert Kocewiak

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Abstract

Increasing wind power penetration and the size of wind power plants (WPPs) brings challenges to the operation and control of power systems. Most of WPPs are located far from load centers and the short circuit ratio at the point of common coupling (PCC) is low. The fluctuations of wind power will cause voltage variations. An optimal voltage control scheme for WPPs with STATCOMs is presented in the paper. It ensures that the voltages within the WPPs and at the high voltage side of the WPPs are within the limits and maximizes the dynamic Var reserve of the WPPs. Case studies were conducted with the simplified Anholt offshore WPP and the case study results demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed optimal voltage control
scheme.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification
Number of pages4
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-6173- 0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2016 Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification - Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 25 Oct 201627 Oct 2016

Conference

Conference2016 Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification
LocationSands Expo and Convention Centre
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period25/10/201627/10/2016

Keywords

  • Full scale converter (FSC)
  • Optimal voltage control
  • STATCOM
  • Wind power plant (WPP)
  • Wind turbine (WT)

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