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Title: Equivalencing the Collector System of a Large Wind Power Plant

Abstract

As the size and number of wind power plants (also called wind farms) increases, power system planners will need to study their impact on the power system in more detail. As the level of wind power penetration into the grid increases, the transmission system integration requirements will become more critical [1-2]. A very large wind power plant may contain hundreds of megawatt-size wind turbines. These turbines are interconnected by an intricate collector system. While the impact of individual turbines on the larger power system network is minimal, collectively, wind turbines can have a significant impact on the power systems during a severe disturbance such as a nearby fault. Since it is not practical to represent all individual wind turbines to conduct simulations, a simplified equivalent representation is required. This paper focuses on our effort to develop an equivalent representation of a wind power plant collector system for power system planning studies. The layout of the wind power plant, the size and type of conductors used, and the method of delivery (overhead or buried cables) all influence the performance of the collector system inside the wind power plant. Our effort to develop an equivalent representation of the collector system for windmore » power plants is an attempt to simplify power system modeling for future developments or planned expansions of wind power plants. Although we use a specific large wind power plant as a case study, the concept is applicable for any type of wind power plant.« less

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
942082
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IEEE 2006 Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 18-22 June 2006, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Related Information: For preprint version see NREL/CP-500-38940
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; CABLES; DISTURBANCES; PERFORMANCE; PLANNING; POWER SYSTEMS; SIMULATION; TURBINES; WIND POWER; WIND POWER PLANTS; WIND TURBINE ARRAYS; WIND TURBINES; Wind Energy

Citation Formats

Muljadi, E., Butterfield, C. P., Ellis, A., Mechenbier, J., Hocheimer, J., Young, R., Miller, N., Delmerico, R., Zavadil, R., and Smith, J. C. Equivalencing the Collector System of a Large Wind Power Plant. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Muljadi, E., Butterfield, C. P., Ellis, A., Mechenbier, J., Hocheimer, J., Young, R., Miller, N., Delmerico, R., Zavadil, R., & Smith, J. C. Equivalencing the Collector System of a Large Wind Power Plant. United States.
Muljadi, E., Butterfield, C. P., Ellis, A., Mechenbier, J., Hocheimer, J., Young, R., Miller, N., Delmerico, R., Zavadil, R., and Smith, J. C. Sun . "Equivalencing the Collector System of a Large Wind Power Plant". United States. doi:.
@article{osti_942082,
title = {Equivalencing the Collector System of a Large Wind Power Plant},
author = {Muljadi, E. and Butterfield, C. P. and Ellis, A. and Mechenbier, J. and Hocheimer, J. and Young, R. and Miller, N. and Delmerico, R. and Zavadil, R. and Smith, J. C.},
abstractNote = {As the size and number of wind power plants (also called wind farms) increases, power system planners will need to study their impact on the power system in more detail. As the level of wind power penetration into the grid increases, the transmission system integration requirements will become more critical [1-2]. A very large wind power plant may contain hundreds of megawatt-size wind turbines. These turbines are interconnected by an intricate collector system. While the impact of individual turbines on the larger power system network is minimal, collectively, wind turbines can have a significant impact on the power systems during a severe disturbance such as a nearby fault. Since it is not practical to represent all individual wind turbines to conduct simulations, a simplified equivalent representation is required. This paper focuses on our effort to develop an equivalent representation of a wind power plant collector system for power system planning studies. The layout of the wind power plant, the size and type of conductors used, and the method of delivery (overhead or buried cables) all influence the performance of the collector system inside the wind power plant. Our effort to develop an equivalent representation of the collector system for wind power plants is an attempt to simplify power system modeling for future developments or planned expansions of wind power plants. Although we use a specific large wind power plant as a case study, the concept is applicable for any type of wind power plant.},
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year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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