Wind Farm Induced Oscillations

S. Brownlees, Brendan Fox, Damian Flynn, Timothy Littler

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The impact of power fluctuations arising from fixed-speed wind turbines on the magnitude and frequency of inter-area oscillations was investigated. The authors used data acquisition equipment to record the power flow on the interconnector between the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland systems. By 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 Northern Ireland electricity system and that of the electricity supply board. Analysis was preformed to determine the relationship (if any) between the inter-area oscillation and the observed wind power generation at the corresponding time. Subsequently, regression analysis was introduced to model this relationship between the FFT output and the wind power generation. The effect of conventional generators on the magnitude and frequency of the inter-area oscillation was also considered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 41st International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC '06)
Pages118-122
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006
Event41st International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC '06) - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 01 Sep 200601 Sep 2006

Conference

Conference41st International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC '06)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle-upon-Tyne
Period01/09/200601/09/2006

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Wind Farm Induced Oscillations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this