• Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri


This chapter gives a brief background of the context and scope of this monograph. To that end, the relevance of performing research on integration of wind energy in a weak grid scenario using high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology is presented. Different wind energy conversion technologies are introduced followed by line-commutated converter (LCC) and voltage source converter (VSC) technologies. Next, the concept of multiterminal direct current (MTDC) grids is presented. Finally, the focus and scope of the monograph is elaborated. The first focus is on the challenge of regulating frequency in a weak grid interfacing LCC-HVDC and wind farms. The second problem is restoration of weak grids using wind farms and VSC-HVDC. The final problem deals with integration of wind farms through MTDC grids and provision of frequency support to weak asynchronous AC grids.


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  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri
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  1. 1.School of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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