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Title: Grid Simulator for Testing a Wind Turbine on Offshore Floating Platform

Abstract

An important aspect of such offshore testing of a wind turbine floating platform is electrical loading of the wind turbine generator. An option of interconnecting the floating wind turbine with the onshore grid via submarine power cable is limited by many factors such as costs and associated environmental aspects (i.e., an expensive and lengthy sea floor study is needed for cable routing, burial,etc). It appears to be a more cost effective solution to implement a standalone grid simulator on a floating platform itself for electrical loading of the test wind turbine. Such a grid simulator must create a stable fault-resilient voltage and frequency bus (a micro grid) for continuous operation of the test wind turbine. In this report, several electrical topologies for an offshore gridsimulator were analyzed and modeled.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1036049
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5500-53813
TRN: US201206%%69
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; CABLES; ROUTING; SEAS; SIMULATORS; TESTING; WIND TURBINES; OFFSHORE PLATFORMS; WIND POWER; offshore floating platform; offshore wind turbines; testing; grid simulator

Citation Formats

Gevorgian, Vahan. Grid Simulator for Testing a Wind Turbine on Offshore Floating Platform. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.2172/1036049.
Gevorgian, Vahan. Grid Simulator for Testing a Wind Turbine on Offshore Floating Platform. United States. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.2172/1036049.
Gevorgian, Vahan. Wed . "Grid Simulator for Testing a Wind Turbine on Offshore Floating Platform". United States. doi:https://dx.doi.org/10.2172/1036049. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1036049.
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abstractNote = {An important aspect of such offshore testing of a wind turbine floating platform is electrical loading of the wind turbine generator. An option of interconnecting the floating wind turbine with the onshore grid via submarine power cable is limited by many factors such as costs and associated environmental aspects (i.e., an expensive and lengthy sea floor study is needed for cable routing, burial,etc). It appears to be a more cost effective solution to implement a standalone grid simulator on a floating platform itself for electrical loading of the test wind turbine. Such a grid simulator must create a stable fault-resilient voltage and frequency bus (a micro grid) for continuous operation of the test wind turbine. In this report, several electrical topologies for an offshore gridsimulator were analyzed and modeled.},
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