Wind turbines emulating inertia and supporting primary frequency control

J Morren, SWH de Haan, WL Kling, JA Ferreira

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    The increasing penetration of variable-speed wind turbines in the electricity grid will result in a reduction of the number of connected conventional power plants. This will require changes in the way the grid frequency is controlled. In this letter, a method is proposed to let variable-speed wind turbines emulate inertia and support primary frequency control. The required power is obtained from the kinetic energy stored in the rotating mass of the turbine blades.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)433-434
    Number of pages2
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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