Faculty Publications

Title

Grid connected wind turbines - a simulation study

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Renewable energy, Simulation, Wind turbine

Journal/Book/Conference Title

ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume

10

Issue

16

First Page

7097

Last Page

7102

Abstract

This paper investigates the grid-connection problems for wind turbines and offers appropriate solutions. This paper provides a simulation for the power system during the faults by using PSCAD and MATLAB. A comparison between using PSCAD and MATLAB in electrical circuits is investigated in this paper. The power system simulation used in this paper consists of an AC generator of a power rating 1 MVA and a wind turbine generator 2MVA. The grid frequency before and after the fault is also investigated in this paper. It investigates many case studies and the corresponding analysis for the waveforms and the data involved. The results of the simulation study show that the location of the fault is a very important factor in the power system analysis. Faults in the transmission lines have a dangerous effect in the wind turbines, which are connected to the electrical grid. The results of the simulation also show that the wind turbine, in this case study, supported the electrical grid to maintain the frequency in the same value.

Original Publication Date

11-18-2015

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