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    A small - signal stability analysis of DFIG wind generation
    This paper examines the small-signal stability impacts of high penetrations of doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbines on power systems. It provides a basic overview of small-signal stability concepts and then examines the response of DFIG generation to two local contingency event. Using the New England 39 bus test system, this paper will demonstrate the stability implications of DFIG turbines utilizing terminal voltage control and fixed power factor control in response to reactive and active power loss events. By implementing terminal voltage control strategies in DFIG wind turbines, system stability is improved and allows for increased levels of wind penetration levels while maintaining a high level of system security.
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    A steady-state voltage stability analysis of power systems with high penetrations of wind
    As wind generation begins to contribute significantly to power systems, the need arises to assess the impact of this new source of variable generation on the stability of the system. This work provides a detailed methodology to assess the impact of wind generation on the voltage stability of a power system. It will also demonstrate the value of using time-series AC power flow analysis techniques in assessing the behavior of a power system. Traditional methods are insufficient in describing the nature of wind for steady-state analyses and as such a new methodology is presented to address this issue. Using this methodology, this paper will show how the voltage stability margin of the power system can be increased through the proper implementation of voltage control strategies in wind turbines.
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    Varying penetration ratios of wind turbine technologies for voltage and frequency stability
    This paper examines the ability of a power system to accommodate wind generation with varying ratios of doubly fed induction generator and fixed speed induction generator turbines from both static and dynamic aspects. By controlling the ratio between the two types of turbines, voltage stability is maintained for steady-state conditions for a large range of varying wind speeds. Using the ratio determined from the static analysis, the dynamic analysis explores the voltage and frequency characteristics of the system under contingency conditions. An initial analysis was carried out on the IEEE 30 bus test system. The results of this analysis are presented in this paper and detail how by varying the ratio of the turbine types the frequency stability and voltage stability can be improved.
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    Impact of wind turbine control strategies on voltage performance
    This study examines the 2013 Irish electricity network and its ability to accommodate large levels of wind generation while maintaining appropriate voltage levels across the system. The network provides a fully functional test system that is suitable for large scale power flow and dynamic simulations. In the next decade, wind generation is expected to constitute large percentage of the country’s new renewable generation portfolio due to the rich wind resource available in Ireland. As wind penetration grows, larger levels of conventional generation will be displaced and there will be an increased need to provide both voltage and frequency stability support. Many wind turbines have the capability to perform certain mitigation tasks such as reactive power support; in particular, this study will examine the wind turbine’s ability to provide terminal voltage control in order to improve the system’s voltage performance. This will be achieved using steady-state power flow analysis with historical loading patterns while taking into account the inherent variability of the wind resource. It will show that increased application of terminal voltage control strategies will allow for more robust voltages both locally and systemically.
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    Rotor angle stability with high penetrations of wind generation
    This paper explores the relationship between wind generation, particularly the control of reactive power from variable speed wind turbine generators, and the rotor angle stability of the conventional synchronous generators in the system. Rotor angle stability is a dynamic phenomenon generally associated with changes in active power flows that create angular separation between synchronous units in the system. With larger penetrations of wind generation being introduced into power systems, there will be large flows of active power from asynchronous generation in the system. These asynchronous active power flows can aid in maintaining the rotor angle stability of the system. However, the manner in which wind generation injects reactive power into the system can be critical in maintaining angular stability of the synchronous units. Utilizing wind generation to control voltage and reactive power in the system can ease the reactive power burden on synchronous generators, and minimize angular separation in the system following a contingency event and can provide a significant level of support which will become increasingly important in future power systems.
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