The impact of power fluctuations arising from fixed-speed wind turbines on the magnitude and frequency of inter-area oscillations has been investigated. The authors introduced data acquisition equipment to record the power flow on the interconnector between the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland systems. Through monitoring the interconnector oscillation using a fast Fourier transform, it was possible to determine the magnitude and frequency of the inter-area oscillation between the two systems. The impact of tower shadow on the output power from a wind farm was analysed using data recorded on site. A case study investigates the effect on the system of the removal of a large fixed-speed wind farm. Conclusions are drawn on the impact that conventional generation and the output from fixed-speed wind farms have on the stability of the Irish power system.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the IEEE PowerTech Conference 2007|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2007|
|Event||IEEE Power Tech 2007 - Lausanne, Switzerland|
Duration: 01 Jul 2007 → 01 Jul 2007
|Conference||IEEE Power Tech 2007|
|Period||01/07/2007 → 01/07/2007|