TITLE

Assuring Wind Flows Smoothly Into the Grid

AUTHOR(S)
Wojszczyk, Bartosz; Herbst, David; Bradt, Mitchell
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Power Engineering;Jan2009, Vol. 113 Issue 1, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the need to ensure that interconnection schemes are designed to maintain grid safety and reliability, as wind turbine generation capacity increases. According to the authors, the principle of a wind turbine is based on two well-known processed, the first involves the conversion of kinetic energy from the power of air moving to mechanical energy, and the second process include mechanical energy conversion through a generator into electricity that is transmitted to the electric grid. The authors discuss the design, control and operation challenges of wind turbine power grid operation.
ACCESSION #
36238173

 

Related Articles

  • A Direct-Drive Wind Turbine Control for a Wind Power Plant with an Internal DC Distribution System. Damiano, A.; Gatto, G.; Marongiu, I.; Meo, S.; Perfetto, A.; Serpi, A. // International Review of Electrical Engineering;Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p4845 

    In this paper, a torque control algorithm of a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator (PMSG) for Direct Drive Wind Turbines (DDWTs) is proposed. In particular, a twelve- phase PMSG with four independent three-phase output subsystems has been considered with the aim of improving the DDWT torque...

  • Gone with the wind. Jason, Gary // Liberty (08941408);Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p50 

    The author reflects on wind power as a safe source of energy. He offers an overview of the dangers of using wind turbines. He believes that an article in Der Spiegel which tells about the risks of wind power technology does not explore two other problems with wind power, such as wind turbines...

  • Blown out of proportion. Hawkins, Nigel // Utility Week;6/13/2003, Vol. 19 Issue 24, p22 

    Focuses on the efforts of Great Britain to attain renewable energy sources through wind turbines by 2020. Definition of wind turbines; Renewable capacity of the country in 1992; Several renewable energy sources used in Great Britain; Advantages of offshore windfarms.

  • Universal power line manager for wind turbine generator connected to microgrid. JenoPaul, P; Raglend, I Jacob; Prakash, T Ruban Deva // Transactions of the Institute of Measurement & Control;Apr2013, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p138 

    A wind power plant meets so many power quality issues when it is connected to a microgrid. This paper envisages a new power quality conditioner to regulate the supply frequency, to control the power flow, to minimize the current harmonics and to regulate the voltage for a fixed-speed...

  • Changing the power landscape. Bower, Andrew; Cousins, David // Farmers Weekly;7/16/2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p72 

    Focuses on the increasing number of wind turbines in Great Britain. Policy of the British government on renewable energy; Process of applying for planning permission to build a wind farm; Physical and geographic criteria of a potential wind farm site.

  • Blown out. Bowen, Richard // Utility Week;10/26/2012, p22 

    The author looks at the conflict between local authorities in England, which include Wiltshire Council (WC) and Lincolnshire County Council (LCC), and the central government the latter's national planning guidance on windfarms. He offers a background on the separate efforts by the WC and LCC to...

  • A change of air. Lieshout, Paul van; Waegter, John; Court, Richard // Utility Week;10/1/2004, Vol. 22 Issue 11, p24 

    Addresses several issues associated with installing large-scale offshore windfarms in Great Britain. Way to make offshore wind power more competitive; Efforts of the New and Renewable Energy Centre in the development of wind turbines; Coverage of the blade developments; Information on the...

  • Winds of change?: Wind power comes of age. Blair, Jim // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Nov2006, Issue 289, p120 

    The article discusses the importance of wind power energy in Canada. Wind powers produces practical, clean and supports energy options, it requires an abundant supply of wind. According to Canadian Renewable Energy Network, each megawatt hour of electricity created help lessens the 0.8 to 0.9...

  • Big Renewables Need Big Transmission. Wolf, Gene // Transmission & Distribution World Exclusive Insight;8/ 1/2014, p1 

    The author discusses tremendous growth in the renewable energy and power generation sector but poor transmission infrastructure that can connect renewables with the power grid and expands on challenges related to the construction of wind farms and construction of associated transmission lines,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics