Minimising transmission reactive support required by high penetration of distributed wind power generation

Title: Minimising transmission reactive support required by high penetration of distributed wind power generation
Authors: Ochoa, Luis
Keane, Andrew
Dent, Chris
Harrison, Gareth
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3272
Date: Oct-2009
Abstract: Wind power generation is the fastest growing renewable technology worldwide with large on- and off-shore wind farms being connected to the transmission networks. A significant share of it is, however, still being deployed at distribution levels. While distributed wind generation presents traditionally passive distribution networks with well-established technical challenges, reactive support needed by high penetrations of such new generation capacity might also have an impact on the weak areas of the transmission grid. In this work, a multi-period AC optimal power flow-based technique is proposed to find power factor and substation settings that minimise the transmission reactive support required by variable distributed generation while also considering N-1 contingencies. A section of Irish distribution network is analysed. Results show the significant benefits that a passive approach such as the use of optimal power factor and substation settings can achieve.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Energynautics
Keywords: Distributed generationOptimal power flowDistribution networksN-1 contingencies
Subject LCSH: Distributed generation of electric power
Electric power distribution
Wind power
Electric power systems--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Eighth International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Farms, Bremen, Germany, 14-15 October 2009 [proceedings]
Conference Details: Paper presented at the 8th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems, 14-15 October 2009, Bremen, Germany
ISBN: 978-3-9813870-1-8
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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