Comparison of Primary Frequency Support Methods for Wind Turbines
Paper in proceedings, 2013

This paper investigates and compares different methods of primary frequency control for wind power. The paper also identifies the models of hydro turbines and pitch regulated wind turbines. Short-term extra active power, inertia emulation and direct pitch angle regulation as a primary frequency control are evaluated when there is a power imbalance. In addition, the combinations of these three methods are evaluated. Simulation results show that the combination of temporary extra active power and inertia emulation method has the highest value of temporary minimum frequency. Although it is slower than other proposed methods and has second frequency drop. The advantage of using direct pitch angle regulation separately or in combining with the two other methods is that, the rotor speed does not decrease below the value that it has before the power imbalance happens.

primary frequency control

Hydro turbine

pitch controller

wind turbine modeling.

inertia emulation

Author

Bardia Motamed

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Peiyuan Chen

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Mattias Persson

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

IEEE POWERTECH 2013

Art. no. 6652357-

Areas of Advance

Energy

Subject Categories

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/PTC.2013.6652357

ISBN

978-1-4673-5669-5

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Created

10/8/2017