The Wind Farm System: Literature Survey

  • Dr. D P Kadam


With increased wind power capacity, transmission system operators have become more concerned about the power quality; reliability and reactive power management of Grid connected wind farms and have issued grid codes. The major concerns and issues highlighted in grid code are active, reactive power control and power quality. In India the majority of wind farms are in rural area. Increasing size of wind farm connected to grid will lead to various challenges such as power quality, security and reactive power control during normal operation, and fault ride through capability during fault conditions. Considering the challenges to be faced related to interfacing of large wind farms using Induction and Synchronous generators, it is necessary to study the various power quality, stability and reactive power requirement of large-scale wind farm connected to grid and provide cost effective solution for management of power quality and reactive power. Overviews of literature survey on Power Quality and Reactive Power Management Of Grid Connected Wind Farm are discussed.

Keywords: Wind Farm, Wind Generator, Power Quality issues, Power Quality and Reactive Power Management.


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[2] N. H. Malik and A. A. Mazi, “Capacitance Requirements for Isolated Self Excited Induction Generators” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. EC-2 No.1, PP. 62-69, March 1987.
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[4] S. S. Murthy, C. S. Jha and P. S. Nagendra Rao, “Analysis of Grid Connected Induction Generators Driven by hydro/wind Turbines under Realistic System Constraints” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 5, No. 1, PP. 1-7, March 1990.
[5] C. S. Demoulias and P. S. Dokopoulos, “Transient Behavior and Self-Excitation of Wind-driven Induction generator after its Disconnection from the Power Grid” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 5, No. 2, PP. 272-278, June 1990.
[6] Z. Saad-Saoud, M. L. Lisboa, J. B. Ekanayake, N. Jenkins and G. Strbac, “Application of STATCOM to Wind Farms”, IEEE Proceedings Generation Transmission Distribution, Vol. 145, No. 5 PP. 511-516, September 1998.
[7] J. G. Slootweg and W. L. Kling, “Modeling of Large Wind Farms in Power System Simulations”, Paper published in IEEE Conference, PP. 503-508, and 2002.
[8] J. Bhagwan Reddy, D. N. Reddy, “Reliability Evaluation of a Grid Connected Wind Farm-A case Study of Ramgiri Wind farm in Andhra Pradesh, India”, Paper published in IEEE Conference, PP. 659-662, 2004.
[9] R. Grunbaum, P. Halvarsson, D. Larsson, P. R. Jones, “Conditioning of Power Grids serving Offshore Wind Farms based on Asynchronous Generators”, ABB Power Technologies, Swedan, PP. 34-39, 2004.
[10] Chai Chompoo-Inwai Chitra Yingvivatanapong K. Methaprayoon Wei-Jen Lee, “Reactive Compensation Techniques to Improve the Ride-Through of Induction Generators during Disturbance”, IEEE Conference IAS 2004, PP. 2044-2050, 2004.
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Kadam, D. D. (2018). The Wind Farm System: Literature Survey. Asian Journal For Convergence In Technology (Founded by ISB &M School of Technology )), 4(I). journals.v4iI.403
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