Dynamic Models for Wind Turbines and Wind Power Plants
The primary objective of this report was to develop universal manufacturer-independent wind turbine and wind power plant models that can be shared, used, and improved without any restrictions by project developers, manufacturers, and engineers. Manufacturer-specific models of wind turbines are favored for use in wind power interconnection studies. While they are detailed and accurate, their usages are limited to the terms of the non-disclosure agreement, thus stifling model sharing. The primary objective of the work proposed is to develop universal manufacturer-independent wind power plant models that can be shared, used, and improved without any restrictions by project developers, manufacturers, and engineers. Each of these models includes representations of general turbine aerodynamics, the mechanical drive-train, and the electrical characteristics of the generator and converter, as well as the control systems typically used. To determine how realistic model performance is, the performance of one of the models (doubly-fed induction generator model) has been validated using real-world wind power plant data. This work also documents selected applications of these models.
- Publication Date:
- OSTI Identifier:
- Report Number(s):
XEE-8-77567-01; TRN: US201124%%377
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Resource Relation:
- Related Information: Work performed by the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Wind and Water Power Program
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 17 WIND ENERGY; AERODYNAMICS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; ENGINEERS; INDUCTION GENERATORS; MANUFACTURERS; PERFORMANCE; TURBINES; WIND POWER; WIND POWER PLANTS; WIND TURBINES WECC; VARIABLE GENERATION; GRID INTEGRATION; GENERATOR; CONVERTER; UTILITY-SCALE; Wind Energy
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