Frequency support from doubly fed induction generator wind turbines

Frequency support from doubly fed induction generator wind turbines

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An assessment on the capability of a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbine for frequency regulation is presented. Detailed aerodynamic, structural and electrical dynamic models were used in this study. A control loop acting on the frequency deviation was added to the inertia contributing loop in order to enhance the inertia support from the DFIG wind turbine. The possibility of de-loading a wind turbine to provide primary and secondary frequency response was discussed. A frequency droop controller was examined where the droop is operating on the electronic torque set point below its maximum speed and is operating on the pitch demand at maximum speed. It is also shown that by reducing the generator torque set point the DFIG wind turbine can provide high frequency response.


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      • Introduction to the modelling of wind turbines, Wind power in power systems
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      • Wind turbines emulating inertia and supporting primary frequency control
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      • Power system frequency response from fixed speed and doubly fed induction generator-based wind turbines
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      • BLADED for Windows—user and theory manuals
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      • The Grid Code
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      • ESB National Grid
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      • Grid Connection Regulations for High and Extra High voltage
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      • ELTRA: ‘Wind turbines connected to grids with voltages above 100 kV’. Technical Regulations TF 3.2.5, Doc. No. 214493 v3
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      • Present status of aeroelasticity of wind turbines
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      • Wind energy handbook
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      • Wind turbine control for load reduction
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      • The design of closed loop controllers for wind turbines

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