On Low Voltage Ride-Through and Stability of Wind Energy Conversion Systems with FACTS Devices

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Shi, Juan ORCID: 0000-0002-5057-1093, Furness, Ian, Kalam, Akhtar ORCID: 0000-0002-5933-6380 and Shi, Peng (2013) On Low Voltage Ride-Through and Stability of Wind Energy Conversion Systems with FACTS Devices. In: Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) 2013. IEEE, Piscataway, New Jersey.


This paper provides a comparative study on the low voltage ride-through (LVRT) capacity of wind energy conversion systems (WECSs) under Fixed Speed Induction Generator (FSIG), FSIG with FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission) devices such as Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) or Static Var Compensator (SVC), and Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG). The dynamic operations of the WECSs during grid side voltage sag and various balanced and unbalanced faults are investigated. The simulation results in MATLAB/SimPowerSystems show that a FSIG based wind farm does not have the LVRT capacity due to insufficient reactive power support during disturbances. FACTS devices such as STATCOM or SVC can improve the LVRT capacity of FSIG based WECSs, with STATCOM providing better Var compensating capacity than SVC. DFIG based WECSs has better LVRT capacity and voltage stability due to its real and reactive power control ability. As a result, DFIG based WECS can provide better stability performance to enable the WECS to ride-through severe balanced and unbalanced faults. --Conference held: Hobart, 29 Sept-3 Oct, 2013

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Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/25377
DOI 10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725402
Official URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumbe...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Current > Division/Research > College of Science and Engineering
Keywords generators, flexible AC transmission systems, power generation faults, power grids, power supply quality, power system stability, reactive power control, wind power plants, grid side voltage sag, low voltage ride-through, reactive power support, wind energy conversion systems, low voltage ride-through, LVRT, static synchronous compensator, automatic voltage control, voltage fluctuations, wind power generation, controls
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