Encyclopedia of Systems and Control

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Active Power Control of Wind Power Plants for Grid Integration

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5102-9_272-1

Abstract

Increasing penetrations of intermittent renewable energy sources, such as wind, on the utility grid have led to concerns over the reliability of the grid. One approach for improving grid reliability with increasing wind penetrations is to actively control the real power output of wind turbines and wind power plants. Providing a full range of responses requires derating wind power plants so that there is headroom to both increase and decrease power to provide grid balancing services and stabilizing responses. Initial results indicate that wind turbines may be able to provide primary frequency control and frequency regulation services more rapidly than conventional power plants.

Keywords

Active power control Wind energy Primary frequency control Automatic generation control Frequency regulation Grid balancing Grid integration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA