Introduction to the Special Section on Control and Grid Integration of Wind Energy Systems - Part II

Abstract

W IND ENERGY systems have attracted considerable attention due to growing environmental concerns, increasing cost of fossil fuel, and concern about the long-term supply of oil and natural gas. The increasing penetration of wind energy into the power system has, however, produced stringent modifications in grid codes worldwide. Nowadays, it is expected that wind energy conversion systems (WECSs) remain temporarily connected during typical grid faults, e.g., voltage sags. Additionally, it is expected that WECSs could be operated as conventional power plants and provide frequency and voltage support to the power system, for instance, using droop-based controllers. The connection of relatively large wind farms located in remote or offshore locations has also become an active research field. New high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems have been proposed to transfer the energy from offshore to the mainland power system. Equally important are grid issues, related to the impact on the grid of WEC control systems, synchronization and operation of WECSs in distorted and unbalanced grids, multilevel converter topologies in the operation of wind energy systems in medium/high-voltage grids, to name a few. This “Special Section on Control and Grid Integration of Wind Energy Systems—Part I” of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS

DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2013.2239176

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@article{Crdenas2013IntroductionTT, title={Introduction to the Special Section on Control and Grid Integration of Wind Energy Systems - Part II}, author={Roberto C{\'a}rdenas and Marta Molinas and Jan T. Bialasiewicz}, journal={IEEE Trans. Industrial Electronics}, year={2013}, volume={60}, pages={2358-2359} }