Grid connection of large offshore wind farms using HVDC
Article first published online: 1 DEC 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 9, Issue 4, pages 371–382, July/August 2006
How to Cite
Xu, L. and Andersen, B. R. (2006), Grid connection of large offshore wind farms using HVDC. Wind Energ., 9: 371–382. doi: 10.1002/we.185
- Issue published online: 21 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 1 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Revised: 20 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Received: 17 JUL 2005
- doubly fed induction generator;
- offshore wind farm;
- VSC transmission
This article describes the use of high-voltage DC (HVDC) transmission systems for connection of large offshore wind farms using doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs) to the main grid. HVDC systems based on voltage source converters (VSC transmission) and on line-commutated converters (LCC HVDC) are discussed. The article describes proposed system configurations, operating principles and controls for the two technologies. PSCAD/EMTDC simulations are presented to demonstrate the robust performance of the proposed systems during variation of generation and onshore AC fault conditions. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.