Power Electronics: Key-Enabling Technology for Grid Integration of Wind Power

Florin Iov, Mihai Ciobotaru, Frede Blaabjerg, Nicolaos A. Cutululis

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Abstract

The global electrical energy consumption is still rising and there is an urgent demand to increase the power capacity. It is expected that the power capacity has to be doubled within 20 years. The production, distribution and use of energy should be as efficient as possible and incentives to save energy at the end-user should also be set up. Deregulation of energy has in the past lowered the investment in larger power plants, which means the need for new electrical power sources will be high in the near future. Two major technologies will play important roles to solve the future problems. One is to change the electrical power production sources from the conventional, fossil (and short term) based energy sources to renewable energy resources. The other is to use high efficient power electronics in power generation, power transmission/distribution and end-user application. This paper discuss the most emerging renewable energy sources, wind energy, which by means of power electronics are changing from being a minor energy source to be acting as an important power source in the energy system. Power electronics is the enabling technology and the presentation will cover the development in wind turbine technology from kW to MW, discuss which power electronic solutions are most feasible and used today.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The Second International Symposium on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ISEEE08
Number of pages16
PublisherUniversity of Galati, Romania
Publication date2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Symposium on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ISEEE08 - Galati, Romania
Duration: 12 Sep 200813 Sep 2008
Conference number: 2

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ISEEE08
Number2
CountryRomania
CityGalati
Period12/09/200813/09/2008

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Power electronics
Wind power
Renewable energy resources
Deregulation
Power transmission
Wind turbines
Power generation
Power plants
Energy utilization

Keywords

  • Wind Power
  • Grid Integration
  • Power Electronics

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Iov, F., Ciobotaru, M., Blaabjerg, F., & Cutululis, N. A. (2008). Power Electronics: Key-Enabling Technology for Grid Integration of Wind Power. In Proceedings of The Second International Symposium on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ISEEE08 University of Galati, Romania.
Iov, Florin ; Ciobotaru, Mihai ; Blaabjerg, Frede ; Cutululis, Nicolaos A. / Power Electronics : Key-Enabling Technology for Grid Integration of Wind Power. Proceedings of The Second International Symposium on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ISEEE08. University of Galati, Romania, 2008.
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Power Electronics : Key-Enabling Technology for Grid Integration of Wind Power. / Iov, Florin; Ciobotaru, Mihai; Blaabjerg, Frede; Cutululis, Nicolaos A.

Proceedings of The Second International Symposium on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ISEEE08. University of Galati, Romania, 2008.

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Iov F, Ciobotaru M, Blaabjerg F, Cutululis NA. Power Electronics: Key-Enabling Technology for Grid Integration of Wind Power. In Proceedings of The Second International Symposium on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, ISEEE08. University of Galati, Romania. 2008