Wind Power in Power Systems, Second Edition

Wind Power in Power Systems, Second Edition

Editor(s): Thomas Ackermann

Published Online: 24 APR 2012 07:29PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470974162

Online ISBN: 9781119941842

DOI: 10.1002/9781119941842

About this Book

The second edition of the highly acclaimed Wind Power in Power Systems has been thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the latest challenges associated with increasing wind power penetration levels. Since its first release, practical experiences with high wind power penetration levels have significantly increased. This book presents an overview of the lessons learned in integrating wind power into power systems and provides an outlook of the relevant issues and solutions to allow even higher wind power penetration levels. This includes the development of standard wind turbine simulation models. This extensive update has 23 brand new chapters in cutting-edge areas including offshore wind farms and storage options, performance validation and certification for grid codes, and the provision of reactive power and voltage control from wind power plants. 

Key features:

  • Offers an international perspective on integrating a high penetration of wind power into the power system, from basic network interconnection to industry deregulation;
  • Outlines the methodology and results of European and North American large-scale grid integration studies;
  • Extensive practical experience from wind power and power system experts and transmission systems operators in Germany, Denmark, Spain, UK, Ireland, USA, China and New Zealand;
  • Presents various wind turbine designs from the electrical perspective and models for their simulation, and discusses industry standards and world-wide grid codes, along with power quality issues;
  • Considers concepts to increase penetration of wind power in power systems, from wind turbine, power plant and power system redesign to smart grid and storage solutions.

Carefully edited for a highly coherent structure, this work remains an essential reference for power system engineers, transmission and distribution network operator and planner, wind turbine designers, wind project developers and wind energy consultants dealing with the integration of wind power into the distribution or transmission network. Up-to-date and comprehensive, it is also useful for graduate students, researchers, regulation authorities, and policy makers who work in the area of wind power and need to understand the relevant power system integration issues.

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter 2

      Preface: Wind Power Myths Debunked (pages 7–20)

      Michael Milligan, Kevin Porter, Edgar DeMeo, Paul Denholm, Hannele Holttinen, Brendan Kirby, Nicholas Miller, Andrew Mills, Mark O'Malley, Matthew Schuerger and Lennart Söder

  1. Part A: Theoretical Background

  2. Part B: Technical Regulations and Grid Code Validation

  3. Part C: Wind Power Plant and Transmission Issues

  4. Part D: International Studies

    1. Chapter 19

      Transmission Planning for Wind Energy in the USA: Status and Prospects (pages 413–437)

      J. Charles Smith, Dale Osborn, Richard Piwko, Robert Zavadil, Brian Parsons, Lynn Coles, David Hawkins, Warren Lasher and Bradley Nickell

  5. Part E: Power System Integration Experience

    1. Chapter 26

      Wind Power Integration Experience in Spain (pages 595–622)

      Juan Ma. Rodríguez García, Olivia Alonso García and Miguel de la Torre Rodríguez

  6. Part F: Dynamic Modelling of Wind Turbines for Power System Studies

    1. Chapter 35

      A Generic Wind Power Plant Model (pages 799–820)

      Abraham Ellis, Yuriy Kazachkov, Juan Sanchez-Gasca, Pouyan Pourbeik, Eduard Muljadi, Michael Behnke, Jens Fortmann and Slavomir Seman

    2. Chapter 36

      Reduced-Order Modelling of Wind Turbines (pages 821–847)

      Katherine Elkington, J. G. (Han) Slootweg, Mehrdad Ghandhari and Wil L. Kling

  7. Part G: Future Issues

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