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.

Meeting Name

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

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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© 2008 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jul 2008