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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 41st International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC '06)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2006|
|Event||41st International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC '06) - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom|
Duration: 01 Sep 2006 → 01 Sep 2006
|Conference||41st International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC '06)|
|Period||01/09/2006 → 01/09/2006|