Publication Details

Y. Tan & K. M. Muttaqi, "Enhanced frequency response strategy for PMSG based wind energy conversion system using ultracapacitor in remote area power supply systems," in ndustry Applications Society Annual Meeting, 2015 IEEE, 2015, pp. 1-8.


The high penetration level of wind energy, and non-responsive nature of power electronic interfaced wind energy conversion system (WECS) during frequency variations may create significant stress on conventional generators in a wind-diesel hybrid remote area power supply (RAPS) system. Hence, it is a necessity for WECS to provide frequency support. However, conventional frequency control strategies being used for WECS may impose a severe stress to wind turbines. In this paper, an enhanced frequency response strategy is proposed for the permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) based WECS to regulate RAPS system frequency jointly with its integrated ultracapacitors. The proposed frequency response strategy utilizes the droop control and virtual inertial techniques while suboptimal power point tracking (SOPPT) is implemented in WECS. It can effectively regulate RAPS system frequency while alleviating high rate of change of power (ROCOP) and thus torque stress on both the conventional generators and wind turbines under frequency disturbances.



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