Impact of wind turbine penetration on the dynamic performance of interconnected power systems

M. J. Hossain, H. R. Pota, R. A. Ramos

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The complexity of power systems has increased in recent years due to the operation of existing transmission lines closer to their limits using flexible AC transmission system devices (FACTS), and also due to the increased penetration of new types of generators that have more intermittent characteristics and lower inertial response, such as wind generators. This changing nature of power systems has considerable effect on its dynamic behaviour resulting in power swings, dynamic interactions between different power system devices and less synchronized coupling. This paper analyses this changing nature of power systems and their dynamic behaviours to identify critical issues that limit the large-scale integration of wind generators and FACTS devices. The studies in this paper are conducted on the New England and New York power system model. Modal analysis, PV analysis, eigenvalue tracking and dynamic simulations are used to investigate the dynamic behaviour of a complex power system under both small and large disturbances. From the analyses, it can be concluded that the modes related to operating slip and shaft stiffness are critical as they may limit the large-scale integration of wind generation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAUPEC 2010 - 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference: "Power Quality for the 21st Century"
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780473182366
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (20th : 2010): Power Quality for the 21st Century - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 5 Dec 20108 Dec 2010
Conference number: 20th


OtherAustralasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (20th : 2010)
CountryNew Zealand

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