Maximizing Wind Power Integration in Distribution System
Paper i proceeding, 2011

Due to the location of favorable wind sites and lower connection costs associated with installing wind power in a distribution system, there is a need to know the hosting capacity of a distribution system so that it can be used effectively for injecting wind power into the power system. Therefore this paper presents a methodology to investigate the wind power hosting capacity of a distribution system. Stochastic nature of wind power and customer loads is taken into account using copulas. Hence it is possible to investigate various levels of correlation among customer loads. A simple algorithm is proposed for selecting the connection points of wind power in the network. The effectiveness of active management strategies such as wind power curtailment and reactive power compensation are thoroughly investigated. The analysis shows that allowing a curtailment level of as low as 0.2% with power factor (PF) control of wind turbines could boost the hosting capacity by 118%.

active management strategy


multi period optimal power flow

Monte Carlo simulation


Shemsedin Nursebo

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Elkraftteknik

Ola Carlson

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Elkraftteknik

Peiyuan Chen

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Elkraftteknik

10th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants

978-3-9813870-3-2 (ISBN)


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Elektroteknik och elektronik

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