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Developing a Mathematical Model for Wind Power Plant Siting and Sizing in Distribution Networks

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College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Melbourne 3011, VIC, Australia
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Engineering Institute of Technology, Melbourne 3000, VIC, Australia
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Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, Victoria University, Melbourne 3011, VIC, Australia
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Energies 2020, 13(13), 3485; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13133485
Received: 22 May 2020 / Revised: 30 June 2020 / Accepted: 3 July 2020 / Published: 6 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Electrical Power and Energy System)
Wind Power Plants (WPPs) are generally located in remote areas with weak distribution connections. Hence, the value of Short Circuit Capacity (SCC), WPP size and the short circuit impedance angle ratio (X/R) are all very critical in the voltage stability of a distribution system connected WPP. This paper presents a new voltage stability model based on the mathematical relations between voltage, the level of wind power penetration, SCC and X/R at a given Point of Common Coupling (PCC) of a distribution network connected WPP. The proposed model introduces six equations based on the SCC and X/R values seen from a particular PCC point. The equations were developed for two common types of Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs), including: the Induction Generator (IG) and the Double Fed Induction Generator (DFIG). Taking advantage of the proposed equations, design engineers can predict how the steady-state PCC voltage will behave in response to different penetrations of IG- and DFIG-based WPPs. In addition, the proposed equations enable computing the maximum size of the WPP, ensuring grid code requirements at the given PCC without the need to carry out complex and time-consuming computational tasks or modelling of the system, which is a significant advantage over existing WPP sizing approaches. View Full-Text
Keywords: wind power plant; distribution network; X/R ratio; short circuit capacity wind power plant; distribution network; X/R ratio; short circuit capacity
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Alizadeh, S.M.; Sadeghipour, S.; Ozansoy, C.; Kalam, A. Developing a Mathematical Model for Wind Power Plant Siting and Sizing in Distribution Networks. Energies 2020, 13, 3485. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13133485

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Alizadeh SM, Sadeghipour S, Ozansoy C, Kalam A. Developing a Mathematical Model for Wind Power Plant Siting and Sizing in Distribution Networks. Energies. 2020; 13(13):3485. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13133485

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Alizadeh, Seyed M., Sakineh Sadeghipour, Cagil Ozansoy, and Akhtar Kalam. 2020. "Developing a Mathematical Model for Wind Power Plant Siting and Sizing in Distribution Networks" Energies 13, no. 13: 3485. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13133485

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