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Title: Harmonics in a Wind Power Plant: Preprint

Wind power generation has been growing at a very fast pace for the past decade, and its influence and impact on the electric power grid is significant. As in a conventional power plant, a wind power plant (WPP) must ensure that the quality of the power being delivered to the grid is excellent. At the same time, the wind turbine should be able to operate immune to small disturbances coming from the grid. Harmonics are one of the more common power quality issues presented by large WPPs because of the high switching frequency of the power converters and the possible nonlinear behavior from electric machines (generator, transformer, reactors) within a power plant. This paper presents a summary of the most important issues related to harmonics in WPPs and discusses practical experiences with actual Type 1 and Type 3 wind turbines in two WPPs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1215108
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-63588
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 26-30 July 2015, Denver, Colorado
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Contributing Orgs:
Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia, Morelia, Mexico
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY HARMONICS; RESONANCE; WIND POWER PLANTS; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; NREL