Review on engineering and regulatory aspects associated with frequency control capabilities of wind power plants

Venkatesh Yadav Singarao, Vittal Rao, Mark A. Harral

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Abstract

With the increasing grid penetration levels of wind power, there is an increasing need to study both the power control systems and the regulatory aspects associated with frequency control capabilities of wind power plants at various levels (turbine, wind farm and power system levels). This is especially very important in the United States with a goal of achieving 20% nation's electricity from wind energy by 2030. This paper provides observations and challenges identified with wind energy integration with respect to active power control strategies used in implementing frequency regulation at various levels. This paper also discusses the current and future aspects of market regulation of frequency responsive services offered by converter based variable generation technologies and the need for an appropriate utility market structure in order to provide settlements for these capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781467344449
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2013 - Cleveland, OH, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 23 2013

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2013
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland, OH
Period07/21/1307/23/13

Keywords

  • Ancillary Service Markets
  • Frequency Regulation Standards
  • Inertial and Primary Frequency Response
  • Wind Power Plants

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    Singarao, V. Y., Rao, V., & Harral, M. A. (2013). Review on engineering and regulatory aspects associated with frequency control capabilities of wind power plants. In 2013 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2013 [6645348] (2013 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EnergyTech.2013.6645348