The Impact of the Offshore Wind Farm Switching Transient Operation on Power System

Abstract

In this paper, a practical method to establish Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) based wind farm equivalent model for switching transient analysis is demonstrated. In order to verify this method, a 3.6MW equivalent wind farm model is built. The steady state results and load switching results are verified with those of detailed models of four 0.9MW generators. Using this method, a model of 40MW wind farm, representing the capacity for a proposed South Carolina offshore wind farm is established. To study large wind farm switching transient impacts on a system, different switching operations such as cable energizing and three phase faults at different locations in wind farm are investigated and their impact on system are analysed. Finally, conclusions based on the switching cases are presented.

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Wang, T. , Makram, E. , Hadidi, R. and Xu, X. (2014) The Impact of the Offshore Wind Farm Switching Transient Operation on Power System. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 2, 14-24. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2014.28002.

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