Flicker Study on Variable Speed Wind Turbines with Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator

Weihao Hu, Zhe Chen, Yue Wang, Zhaoan Wang

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Grid connected wind turbines are fluctuating power sources that may produce flicker during continuous operation. This paper presents a simulation model of a MW-level variable speed wind turbines with a permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) and a full-scale converter developed in the simulation tool of PSCAD/EMTDC. Flicker emission of this system is investigated during continuous operation. The dependence of flicker emission on wind characteristics (mean speed, turbulence intensity), 3p torque oscillations due to wind shear and tower shadow effects and grid conditions (short circuit capacity, grid impedance angle) are analyzed. Flicker mitigation is realized by output reactive power control of the variable speed wind turbines with PMSG. Simulation results show the output reactive power control is an effective measure to mitigate the flicker during continuous operation of grid connected wind turbines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 13th Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2008.
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2008
Pages2325-2330
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1741-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventPower Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2008. - Poznan, Poland
Duration: 1 Sep 20083 Sep 2008
Conference number: 13

Conference

ConferencePower Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2008.
Number13
CountryPoland
CityPoznan
Period01/09/200803/09/2008

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Synchronous generators
Wind turbines
Permanent magnets
Reactive power
Power control
Short circuit currents
Towers
Turbulence
Torque

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Hu, W., Chen, Z., Wang, Y., & Wang, Z. (2008). Flicker Study on Variable Speed Wind Turbines with Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator. In Proceedings of 13th Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2008. (pp. 2325-2330). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EPEPEMC.2008.4635610
Hu, Weihao ; Chen, Zhe ; Wang, Yue ; Wang, Zhaoan. / Flicker Study on Variable Speed Wind Turbines with Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator. Proceedings of 13th Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2008.. IEEE, 2008. pp. 2325-2330
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Flicker Study on Variable Speed Wind Turbines with Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator. / Hu, Weihao; Chen, Zhe; Wang, Yue; Wang, Zhaoan.

Proceedings of 13th Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2008.. IEEE, 2008. p. 2325-2330.

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Hu W, Chen Z, Wang Y, Wang Z. Flicker Study on Variable Speed Wind Turbines with Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator. In Proceedings of 13th Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2008.. IEEE. 2008. p. 2325-2330 https://doi.org/10.1109/EPEPEMC.2008.4635610