Smoothing Output Power of a Doubly Fed Wind Turbine with an Energy Storage System

Aktarujjaman, M. D., Kashem, Mohammad A., Negnevitsky, Michael, & Ledwich, Gerard F. (2006) Smoothing Output Power of a Doubly Fed Wind Turbine with an Energy Storage System. In Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2006, 10th-13th December 2006, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


Wind energy sources are characterized by irregularity and unpredictability. In normal operation, random properties of wind and blade rotational turbulence can produce unwanted fluctuation on the voltage and power supplied into the system. Power output of a wind turbine is a function of wind speed. Wind turbine is a source of power fluctuations due to the nature of wind speed. This fluctuating power will have its impact on power balance and voltage at the point of common coupling. Small variation of wind speed could cause a large variation in the extracted power. As a result, large voltage fluctuation may result in voltage variations outside the regulation limit at connection point. In this paper, a method has been developed to reduce output power fluctuations of a wind turbine with an energy storage system using stator side converter. The developed method has been tested through modelling a doubly fed wind turbine and a battery storage system, using SimPowerSystems tools of MATLAB and simulated for operation as a grid connected system.

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ID Code: 4979
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: BFIG Wind Turbine, Speed curve, Power characteristics
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 12 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:17

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