A framework for reliability and performance assessment of wind energy conversion systems

Sebastian S. Smater, Alejandro D. Domínguez-García

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Abstract

This paper proposes a framework for reliability and dynamic performance assessment of wind energy conversion systems (WECS) in the face of internal component faults and external grid disturbances. The proposed framework facilitates a quantitative analysis of different WECS designs, control strategies, and fault ride-through mechanisms. The framework can also be used to identify key design parameters that influence overall WECS reliability and to compute WECS reliability for different grid codes and performance requirements. To illustrate the framework, a case study for a doubly-fed induction generator is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5740394
Pages (from-to)2235-2245
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • Doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG)
  • dynamic performance
  • low voltage ride-through (LVRT)
  • reliability
  • wind energy conversion system (WECS)
  • wind power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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