Transient stability impacts from distribution connected wind farms

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Title: Transient stability impacts from distribution connected wind farms
Authors: Vittal, Eknath
Cuffe, Paul
Keane, Andrew
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4720
Date: Jul-2012
Abstract: Wind generation penetration levels are increasing in power systems across the world. Along with transmission connected wind farms, distribution connected wind farms are becoming more prevalent in power systems. How these distribution connected farms control reactive power is of concern to the transmission system operator. This paper examines a hybrid system, where the transmission system is modeled with a significant penetration level of radial distribution feeders connected to a collection of small wind farms. By varying control strategies at the distribution farms the impacts of the reactive power control strategy implemented by the wind farms are observed. It aims to show that the additional impedance of the distribution system will have unintended consequences on the transmission system and the application of voltage control is less critical.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Copyright (published version): 2012 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Keywords: reactive power;reactive power control;synchronous generators;transient analysis;wind power generation
DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345569
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting. New Energy Horizons - Opportunities and Challenges, , San Diego, CA
Appears in Collections:ERC Research Collection
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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