Application of PMUs to Coordinate Hydroelectric and Wind Power Plant Operation

Qiyu Chen, Timothy Littler, Haifeng Wang

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It is acknowledged that wind power is a stochastic energy source compared to hydroelectric generation which is easily scheduled. In this paper a scheme for coordinating wind power plant and hydroelectric power plant is presented by using PMUs to measure and control the state of wind and hydro power plants. Hydroelectric generation is proposed as a method of energy reserve and compensation in the context of wind power fluctuation in order to avoid full or partial curtailment of wind generation to benefit wind providers. The feasibility of this proposed scheme is investigated by power flow calculation and stability analysis using the IEEE 30-bus power system model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Power Generation (SUPERGEN 2012)
Edition611 CP
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84919-673-4
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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