Larger wind farms when integrated to the power system pose stability and control issues. This paper investigates the use of a static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) with wind farms for the purpose of stabilizing the grid voltage after a grid-side disturbance viz., a three phase short circuit fault and load changes. The strategy focuses on a fundamental grid operational requirement to maintain proper voltages at the point of common coupling by regulating the voltage at the collector bus of a wind farm. The DC voltage at individual wind turbine (WT) inverters is also stabilized which facilitates the continuous operation of each WT during disturbances.
A. P. Jayam et al., "Application of STATCOM for Improved Reliability of Power Grid Containing a Wind Turbine," Proceedings of the Power and 2008 IEEE Energy Society General Meeting - Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, 2008, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jul 2008.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PES.2008.4596907
Power and 2008 IEEE Energy Society General Meeting - Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, 2008
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla. Intelligent Systems Center
Keywords and Phrases
STATCOM; Doubly-Fed Induction Generator; Reactive Power Support; Three Phase Faults; Wind turbines
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