A Review on Grid Codes and Reactive Power Management in Power Grids with WECS

  • K. V. Ramana Reddy
  • N. Ramesh Babu
  • P. Sanjeevikumar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 435)


Nowadays, electrical energy has become one of the important daily needs in human life. It is not only used in the household appliances but it is also used in the industrial applications such as transportation purposes, industries. Now, the total entire world power sale corporations look at the free cost of fuel power like wind energy which is available at all the times comparatively with all the remaining sources. The conversion of wind energy into electrical energy has instable voltage due to short distortions and long distortions in the availability of winds which addresses the increasing of the demand of reactive power to the power grid. This paper presents a Grid code that decides cheap cost of coordinated reactive power management scheme with TCR+FC-based excitation framework for doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) utilized as a part of wind energy. The grid converter (GSC), the rotor converter (RSC), the DC link capacitor and TCR+FC devices which can deal with the dynamic currents exchange with the rotor of DFIG and the voltage network freely. Using the normal for high-productive vitality stockpiling and speedy reaction of dynamic VAR devices can be used to level the wind power variance, mitigate the impact on voltage quality and enhance fault ride-through capability and current issues in the reactive power management.


Doubly fed induction generator Progressive energy management Fixed capacitor static VAR compensator WECS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. V. Ramana Reddy
    • 1
  • N. Ramesh Babu
    • 1
  • P. Sanjeevikumar
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringVIT UniversityVelloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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