Wind power generation is globally recognized as the most universal and reliable form of renewable energy. Korea is currently depending mostly on coal and petroleum to generate electrical power and is now trying to replace them with renewable energy such as offshore wind power generation. To make this possible, Korea has announced the National offshore power roadmap and is now in pursuit. However, large scale offshore wind farms can incur many problems, such as power quality problems, when connecting to a power system. Thus, KEPCO is on the process of a research study to evaluate the effects that connecting offshore wind power generation to a power system has on the power system. This paper looks over offshore wind power planning in Korea and describes the development of impact assessment technology of offshore wind farms.
2013 15th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Epe 2013, 2012
Offshore wind power; Grid code; Power quality; Offshore substation; Wind farm control
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EPE Joint Wind Energy and T&D Chapters Seminar, 2012