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Title: Impacts of Providing Inertial Response on Dynamic Loads of Wind Turbine Drivetrains: Preprint

There has been growing demand from the power industry for wind power plants to support power system operations. One such requirement is for wind turbines to provide ancillary services in the form of inertial response. When the grid frequency drops, it is essential for wind turbine generators (WTGs) to inject kinetic energy stored in their inertia into the grid to help arrest the frequency decline. However, the impacts of inertial response on the structural loads of the wind turbine have not been given much attention. To bridge this gap, this paper utilizes a holistic model for both fixed-speed and variable-speed WTGs by integrating the aeroelastic wind turbine model in FAST, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, with the electromechanical drivetrain model in SimDriveline and SimPowerSystems.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1158451
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-62310
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: To be presented at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, 14-18 September 2014, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind Power Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; WIND POWER PLANTS; FREQUENCY; INERTIAL RESPONSE; FAST; SIMDRIVELINE; SIMPOWERSYSTEMS; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; NREL; Wind Energy