Evaluation of a wind turbine generation system connected to distribution network from viewpoint of acceptable maximum output

Yuji Hanai, Yasuhiro Hayashi, Junya Matsuki, Naoki Kobayashi

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Abstract

Recently, the total number of Wind Turbine Generation System (WTGS) connected to distribution network has been increased drastically. Installation of WTGS can reduce the distribution loss and emission of CO 2. However, the distribution network with WTGS must be operated keeping reliability of power supply and power quality. The WTGS's effects to distribution network depend on its structure. In order to accomplish both the stable operation of distribution network and the progress of WTGS's prevalence, it is necessary to evaluate the acceptable output of WTGS quantitatively. In this paper, the authors evaluate several WTGSs connected to distribution network from viewpoint of Acceptable Maximum Output (AMO). The operational constrains to calculate the AMO of a WTGS are the following, (1) voltage limit, (2) line current capacity, (3) no reverse flow to distribution transformer, (4) short circuit capacity, and (5) voltage dip by inrush current. In order to evaluate the WTGS from viewpoint of AMO, numerical simulations are accomplished for a distribution system model. Furthermore, characteristics of AMO of a WTGS connected to distribution feeder are analyzed by several numerical examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1145-1152+4
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
Volume127
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Acceptable maximum output
  • Distribution system
  • Power quality
  • Wind turbine generation system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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