With the increasing integration into power grids, wind power plants play an important role in the power system. Many requirements for the wind power plants have been proposed in the grid codes. According to these grid codes, wind power plants should have the ability to perform voltage control and reactive power compensation at the point of common coupling (PCC). Besides the shunt flexible alternating current transmission system (FACTS) devices such as the static var compensator (SVC) and the static synchronous compensator (STATCOM), the wind turbine itself can also provide a certain amount of reactive power compensation, depending on the wind speed and the active power control strategy. This paper analyzes the reactive power capability of Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) based wind turbine, considering the rated stator current limit, the rated rotor current limit, the rated rotor voltage limit, and the reactive power capability of the grid side convertor (GSC). The boundaries of reactive power capability of DFIG based wind turbine are derived. The result was obtained using the software MATLAB.
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Ieee Industrial Electronics Society, 2013
DFIG; Grid codes; Reactive power curves; Voltage control; Wind turbine
39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2013