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Energies 2016, 9(6), 458; doi:10.3390/en9060458

Analysis and Solution for Operations of Overcurrent Relay in Wind Power System

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Research Institute, Power 21 Corporation, Daejeon 305-509, Korea
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School of Electrical Engineering, Chungbuk National University, Chungbuk 28644, Korea
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Received: 1 February 2016 / Revised: 2 June 2016 / Accepted: 7 June 2016 / Published: 16 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Wind Turbines)
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Wind power systems are being integrated increasingly into the power grid because of their large capacity and easy access to the transmission grid. The reliability of wind power plants is very important and the elimination of protective relay’s malfunctions is essential to the mitigation of power quality problems due to the frequent starts and stops of high capacity wind generators. In this study, the problem of frequent false operations of the protective relays are analyzed using real data as line voltages, line currents, and wind speed. A new re-coordination of the overcurrent relay (OCR) based on the wind speed is proposed to avoid frequent operations of relays and tested for a grid-connected wind farm. This study verifies that the false actions by the OCRs that are not accompanied by actual electrical faults in the power grid or wind power system can be solved by the appropriate re-coordination of the OCR. View Full-Text
Keywords: overcurrent relay; wind power system; malfunction of protection relay; wind speed; coordination of protection relay overcurrent relay; wind power system; malfunction of protection relay; wind speed; coordination of protection relay
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Ok, Y.; Lee, J.; Choi, J. Analysis and Solution for Operations of Overcurrent Relay in Wind Power System. Energies 2016, 9, 458.

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