A unified framework for reliability assessment of wind energy conversion systems

Sebastian S. Smater, Alejandro D. Domínguez-García

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This paper proposes a framework for assessing wind energy conversion systems (WECS) reliability in the face of external disturbances, e.g. grid fault, and internal component faults. The proposed reliability assessment allows a quantitative analysis of WECS designs; analysis of WECS control schemes, e.g. fault ride-through mechanisms; identification of key design parameters that influence overall WECS reliability; and computation of WECS reliability with respect to different grid codes/performance requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE PES General Meeting, PES 2010
StatePublished - 2010
EventIEEE PES General Meeting, PES 2010 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Jul 25 2010Jul 29 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE PES General Meeting, PES 2010


OtherIEEE PES General Meeting, PES 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN


  • Faults
  • LVRT
  • Reliability
  • Transient stability
  • WECS
  • Wind power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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