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Power Quality Analysis in 6 MW Wind Turbine Using Static Synchronous Compensator

R. Valarmathi1 and A. Chilambuchelvan2
  • 1 Department of ECE, Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode, TamilNadu, India
  • 2 Department of E and I, RMD Engineering College, Chennai, TamilNadu, India

Abstract

Problem statement: An inherent problem with wind turbine power generation systems is the low power quality due to intermittent power generation in these systems. This not only affects the power generation but also the grid it is connected to. Approach: In this study a configuration consisting of a 6MW Wind Farm based on conventional Fixed Speed Induction Generator is analyzed. To improve the transient stability in the wind turbine generator a STATCOM is introduced in the system as an active voltage/var supporter. The impact of the introduced STATCOM and subsequent performance improvement in the power quality is studied. Results and Conclusion: The improved short-term voltage obtained when a STATCOM is introduced under various wind speed conditions is quantified. It is proved that STATCOM has a direct impact on reliability, however SVC needsto be studied due to their lower cost.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 1, 2012, 111-116

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2012.111.116

Published On: 23 November 2011

How to Cite: Valarmathi, R. & Chilambuchelvan, A. (2012). Power Quality Analysis in 6 MW Wind Turbine Using Static Synchronous Compensator. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(1), 111-116. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2012.111.116

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Keywords

  • Wind energy
  • STATCOM
  • induction generator
  • power quality
  • power generation systems
  • Flexible Ac Transmission Systems (FACTS)
  • Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC)
  • static synchronous compensator
  • electrical energy
  • wind turbine