A STATCOM-Control Scheme for Grid Connected Wind Energy System for Power Quality Improvement

ABSTRACT:

Injection of the wind power into an electric grid affects the power quality. The performance of the wind turbine and thereby power quality are determined on the basis of measurements and the norms followed according to the guideline specified in International Electro-technical Commission standard, IEC-61400. The influence of the wind turbine in the grid system concerning the power quality measurements are-the active power, reactive power, variation of voltage, flicker, harmonics, and electrical behavior of switching operation and these are measured according to national/international guidelines. The paper study demonstrates the power quality problem due to installation of wind turbine with the grid. In this proposed scheme STATic COMpensator (STATCOM) is connected at a point of common coupling with a battery energy storage system (BESS) to mitigate the power quality issues.

The battery energy storage is integrated to sustain the real power source under fluctuating wind power. The STATCOM control scheme for the grid connected wind energy generation system for power quality improvement is simulated using MATLAB/SIMULINK in power system block set. The effectiveness of the proposed scheme relives the main supply source from the reactive power demand of the load and the induction generator. The development of the grid co-ordination rule and the scheme for improvement in power quality norms as per IEC-standard on the grid has been presented.

 

KEYWORDS:

  1. International electro-technical commission (IEC)
  2. power quality
  3. wind generating system (WGS)

 

SOFTWARE: MATLAB/SIMULINK

 

BLOCK DIAGRAM:

  statcom

Fig.1.System operational scheme in grid system.

 

EXPECTED SIMULATION RESULTS:

  

Fig. 1. Three phase injected inverter Current.

Fig. 2. (a) Source Current. (b) Load Current. (c) Inverter Injected Current. (d) Wind generator (Induction generator) current.


Fig. 3. (a) DC link voltage. (b) Current through Capacitor, 
STATCOM output voltage.

Fig. 5. Supply Voltage and Current at PCC.


Fig.6.(a) Source Current. (b) FFT of source current.                

Fig.7.(a) Source Current. (b) FFT of source current

 

CONCLUSION:

The paper presents the STATCOM-based control scheme for power quality improvement in grid connected wind generating system and with non linear load. The power quality issues and its consequences on the consumer and electric utility are presented. The operation of the control system developed for the STATCOM-BESS in MATLAB/SIMULINK for maintaining the power quality is simulated. It has a capability to cancel out the harmonic parts of the load current. It maintains the source voltage and current in-phase and support the reactive power demand for the wind generator and load at PCC in the grid system, thus it gives an opportunity to enhance the utilization factor of transmission line. The integrated wind generation and STATCOM with BESS have shown the outstanding performance. Thus the proposed scheme in the grid connected system fulfills the power quality norms as per the IEC standard 61400-21.

 

REFERENCES:

 Sannino, “Global power systems for sustainable development,” in IEEE General Meeting, Denver, CO, Jun. 2004.

  • S. Hook, Y. Liu, and S. Atcitty, “Mitigation of the wind generation integration related power quality issues by energy storage,” EPQU J., vol. XII, no. 2, 2006.
  • Billinton and Y. Gao, “Energy conversion system models for adequacy assessment of generating systems incorporating wind energy,” IEEE Trans. on E. Conv., vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 163–169, 2008, Multistate.
  • Wind Turbine Generating System—Part 21, International standard-IEC 61400-21,
  • Manel, “Power electronic system for grid integration of renewable energy source: A survey,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron., vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 1002–1014, 2006, Carrasco.

Improving the Dynamic Performance of Wind Farms with STATCOM

ABSTRACT:

When integrated to the power system, large wind farms can pose voltage control issues among other problems. A thorough study is needed to identify the potential problems and to develop measures to mitigate them. Although integration of high levels of wind power into an existing transmission system does not require a major redesign, it necessitates additional control and compensating equipment to enable (fast) recovery from severe system disturbances. The use of a Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) near a wind farm is investigated for the purpose of stabilizing the grid voltage after grid-side disturbance such as a three phase short circuit fault. The strategy focuses on a fundamental grid operational requirement to maintain proper voltages at the point of common coupling by regulating the voltage. The DC voltage at individual wind turbine (WT) inverters is also stabilized to facilitate continuous operation of wind turbines  during disturbances.

 

KEYWORDS:

  1. Wind turbine
  2. Doubly-fed Induction Generator
  3. STATCOM
  4. Three phase fault
  5. Reactive power

 

SOFTWARE: MATLAB/SIMULINK

BLOCK DIAGRAM:

wind farm with statcom

Fig. 1. Block diagram of a Doubly-fed induction generator

Fig. 2 Test System

EXPECTED SIMULATION RESULTS: 

Fig. 3. Voltage at the fault bus (Load bus) , Voltage at the fault bus (Zoomed version)

Fig. 4. Reactive power in the system with no compensating device, Reactive power in the system with mechanically switched capacitors

Fig. 5. Reactive and active power of the 25 MVA STATCOM for Case 3, AC and DC busbar voltages of the STATCOM for Case III.

Fig. 6. Reactive and active powers of only the STATCOM for Case 4, Reactive power and terminal voltage of only the the MSC for Case 4.

Fig. 7. Reactive powers of the system with a STATCOM and MSC

Fig. 8. Reactive power of the 125 MVA STATCOM for Case 5.

 

CONCLUSION:

Wind turbines have to be able to ride through a fault without disconnecting from the grid. When a wind farm is connected to a weak power grid, it is necessary to provide efficient power control during normal operating conditions and enhanced support during and after faults. This paper explored the possibility of connecting a STATCOM to the wind power system in order to provide efficient control. An appropriately sized STATCOM can provide the necessary reactive power compensation when connected to a weak grid. Also, a higher rating STATCOM can be used for efficient voltage control and improved reliability in grid connected wind farm but economics limit its rating. Simulation studies have shown that the additional voltage/var support provided by an external device such as a STATCOM can significantly improve the wind turbine’s fault recovery by more quickly restoring voltage characteristics. The extent to which a STATCOM can provide support depends on its rating. The higher the rating, the more support provided. The interconnection of wind farms to weak grids also influences the safety of wind turbine generators. Some of the challenges faced by wind turbines connected to weak grids are an increased number and frequency of faults, grid abnormalities, and voltage and frequency fluctuations that can trip relays and cause generator heating.

 

REFERENCES:

  • http://www.awea.org/newsroom/releases/Wind_Power_Capacity_012307. html, accessed Nov. 2007.
  • Sun, Z. Chen, F. Blaabjerg, “Voltage recovery of grid-connected wind turbines with DFIG after a short-circuit fault,” 2004 IEEE 35th Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conf., vol. 3, pp. 1991-97, 20-25 June 2004.
  • Muljadi, C.P. Butterfield, “Wind Farm Power System Model Development,” World Renewable Energy Congress VIII, Colorado, Aug- Sept 2004.
  • M. Muyeen, M.A. Mannan, M.H. Ali, R. Takahashi, T. Murata, J. Tamura, “Stabilization of Grid Connected Wind Generator by STATCOM,” IEEE Power Electronics and Drives Systems Conf., Vol. 2, 28-01 Nov. 2005.
  • Saad-Saoud, M.L. Lisboa, J.B. Ekanayake, N. Jenkins, G. Strbac, “Application of STATCOMs to wind farms,” IEE Proceedings – Generation, Transmission, Distribution, vol. 145, pp.1584-89, Sept 1998.

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