Energies 2010, 3(6), 1290-1302; doi:10.3390/en3061290
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Illustration of Modern Wind Turbine Ancillary Services

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Received: 6 May 2010; Accepted: 12 June 2010 / Published: 21 June 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wind Energy)
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Abstract: Increasing levels of wind power penetration in modern power systems has set intensively high standards with respect to wind turbine technology during the last years. Security issues have become rather critical and operation of wind farms as conventional power plants is becoming a necessity as wind turbines replace conventional units on the production side. This article includes a review of the basic control issues regarding the capability of the Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) wind turbine configuration to fulfill the basic technical requirements set by the system operators and contribute to power system security. An overview of ancillary services provided by wind turbine technology nowadays is provided, i.e., fault ride-through capability, reactive power supply and frequency-active power control.
Keywords: wind turbine; fault ride-through; power control; reactive power; frequency control
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Margaris, I.D.; Hansen, A.D.; Sørensen, P.; Hatziargyriou, N.D. Illustration of Modern Wind Turbine Ancillary Services. Energies 2010, 3, 1290-1302.

AMA Style

Margaris ID, Hansen AD, Sørensen P, Hatziargyriou ND. Illustration of Modern Wind Turbine Ancillary Services. Energies. 2010; 3(6):1290-1302.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Margaris, Ioannis D.; Hansen, Anca D.; Sørensen, Poul; Hatziargyriou, Nikolaos D. 2010. "Illustration of Modern Wind Turbine Ancillary Services." Energies 3, no. 6: 1290-1302.


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