Special Issue "Flexible AC Transmission Systems Applications, Topologies and Control for Wind Energy Conversion Systems"

A special issue of Designs (ISSN 2411-9660).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Abu-Siada
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Guest Editor
Discipline of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6102, Australia
Interests: fault diagnosis; asset management; power system analysis; control and quality; power electronics
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Dr. Ahmed Abdou
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Guest Editor
School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, Canberra, BC 2612, Australia
Interests: power electronics; renewable energy; smart grids; distributed generation; electrical machines; voltage stability; FACTS devices and control applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the continuous reduction of resources and cost increase of conventional fossil fuel, along with the global trend of attempting to decrease the greenhouse effect, clean energy production from renewable sources has been given attention on a global scale. Among renewable energy sources, wind energy conversion systems have received a notable amount of worldwide attention. It is expected that more than 10% of the global electricity demand will be generated by wind energy conversion systems by the year 2020. During their early implementation stage, wind turbines were to be disconnected from the electricity grid during abnormal and conditions or cases of fault. Owing to the fact that current wind installations supply a significant portion of the load demand, disconnecting windfarms may lead to business interruption and discontinuity of power supply to the end user. As such, transmission line operators have developed strict grid codes that wind turbine generators must meet to maintain their connection to support the grid during various faulty conditions. To comply with these codes, flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) have been widely used with current wind energy conversion systems to modulate reactive and/or active power at the point of common coupling of the wind turbine generator and the grid.

This Special Issue is aimed at presenting the applications for various flexible AC transmission system devices to wind energy conversion systems. Devices such as unified power flow controllers, superconducting magnetic energy storage, and static synchronous compensators are among the scope of the topics of this Special Issue. Papers covering topologies, control systems, along with case studies of the various FACTS devices are encouraged for submission to this Special Issue.

Dr. Ahmed Abu-Siada
Dr. Ahmed Abdou
Guest Editors

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  • analysis and control techniques of FACTS for wind energy conversion systems (WECS);
  • modelling of the latest FACTS controllers for WECS applications;
  • modelling of FACTS for WECS FRT and power quality;
  • converter-based FACTS controllers

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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