Contribution of small-scale wind generation to primary frequency control
Version of Record online: 17 DEC 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields
Volume 26, Issue 3, pages 287–294, May/June 2013
How to Cite
Nafeh, A. A. and Rafa, A. H. (2013), Contribution of small-scale wind generation to primary frequency control. Int. J. Numer. Model., 26: 287–294. doi: 10.1002/jnm.1874
- Issue online: 8 APR 2013
- Version of Record online: 17 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 22 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 12 APR 2012
- small-scale wind turbines;
- load-frequency control;
- primary frequency control
The connection of small-scale embedded generation to the grid may influence the frequency and voltage stability of the power system. A load-frequency control technique for systems with high penetration of small-scale wind generation is proposed. The proposed controller has been successfully implemented and tested using PSCAD/EMTDC (PSCAD Power System Simulation, HVDC Research Centre, Manitoba, Canada). In this study, the impact of small-scale wind turbines on frequency stability of the system is studied in detail. This study shows that large penetration of small-scale wind turbines with load and frequency has a significant impact on the stability and security level of electrical network. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.