Variable-Speed Wind Power Plant Operating With Reserve Power Capability: Preprint

Mohit Singh

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As the level of wind penetration increases, wind turbine technology must move from merely generating power from wind to taking a role in supporting the bulk power system. Wind turbines should have the capability to provide inertial response and primary frequency (governor) response. Wind turbine generators with this capability can support the frequency stability of the grid. To provide governorresponse, wind turbines should be able to generate less power than the available wind power and hold the rest in reserves, ready to be accessed as needed. In this paper, we explore several ways to control wind turbine output to enable reserve-holding capability. The focus of this paper is on doubly-fed induction generator (also known as Type 3) and full-converter (also known as Type 4) windturbines.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2013
EventIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition - Denver, Colorado
Duration: 15 Sep 201319 Sep 2013


ConferenceIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
CityDenver, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5500-58961


  • governor response
  • induction generator
  • inertial response
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • NREL
  • renewable energy (RE)
  • variable speed
  • wind turbine generator


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