Chair of Power Electronics

Wind Farm Control Strategies to Increase the Wind Energy Penetration with Low Effects on the Electric Grid

In the recent years the structure of electrical grid has changed. Many Distributed Generation units are connected to distribution grid. As a higher share of DGs should be integrated with the grid, technical problems arise in different areas such as power quality, voltage stability, harmonics, reliability, protection and control.

The main goal of this project is to facilitate the grid integration of wind energy by addressing the control issues. [read more].

A decentralized control solution based on impedance compensation method can be implemented enabling the Wind parks to meet the grid code requirements and minimize the caused network disturbances. It is also cheaper, faster and more reliable than conventional solutions. Implementing this concept can also improve the performance of centralized control in the case of noticeable communication delays and data loss. This solution can also be extended to distribution grids controlling a remote feeder in a decentralized manner.

The first milestone after modeling and simulating a wind farm is to design, and implement a decentralized controller for the wind turbines. Next step is experimental verification of the controller and finally the controller will be evaluated and compared to other exiting control methods.

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Title Wind Farm Control Strategies to Increase the Wind Energy Penetration with Low effects on the Electric Grid
Coordinator Prof. Marco Liserre
Contact Person Mr. M.Sc. Shahab Asadollah
Type Doctoral Studies grant
Funding 55.000 Euro
Partners Gesellschaft für Energie- und Klimaschutz Schleswig-Holstein (EKSH)
Duration 01.06.2016 - 31.05.2019
Keywords Wind Park Control strategies, Wind Energy Penetration, Ancillary Services, Reactive power control, Fault ride through, Stability

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