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Modeling Wind Power Grid Integration

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Graham Dudgeon, MathWorks

With wind turbine technology dominating the renewable energy installation base across the world, methods to effectively investigate the operation and management of assets within a wind farm, to ensure both economic operation and quality of supply, are of increasing importance.

In this webinar, MathWorks engineers will demonstrate how modeling and simulation allows effective investigation of reactive power management within the context of a mixed-technology wind farm. The technologies considered are a mix of squirrel-cage and DFIG wind turbines, with reactive power capability provided through the DFIG rotor-side converters and a STATCOM. The aim of the reactive power management system is to regulate reactive power at the grid point-of-connection (POC) to zero, reduce voltage flicker, and suitably manage the available capacity on the sources of reactive power.

The demonstration will consider model abstraction techniques to improve simulation speed, including the use of average-value power-electronic converters and aggregated wind turbine representations. Further speed advantage is realized through the use of parallel computing, allowing the results of multiple scenarios to be returned in a time-effective manner.

Presenter: Graham Dudgeon, Energy Production Industry Manager

Product Focus

  • Simscape Power Systems
  • Simulink
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox

Recorded: 27 Oct 2010