WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development

Print ISSN: 1790-5079
E-ISSN: 2224-3496

Volume 13, 2017

Notice: As of 2014 and for the forthcoming years, the publication frequency/periodicity of WSEAS Journals is adapted to the 'continuously updated' model. What this means is that instead of being separated into issues, new papers will be added on a continuous basis, allowing a more regular flow and shorter publication times. The papers will appear in reverse order, therefore the most recent one will be on top.

Volume 13, 2017

Green Future – Simulations Models for Wind Power Plant Analysis

AUTHORS: Klement Kralj, Winfried Egger, Davorin Kralj

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ABSTRACT: The paper is proving insights into wind power plants modeling and analyzing, focusing on doubly fed induction generator-DFIG as the best solution for mid power range, providing the best power output over the variety of wind power ranges. Firstly we present the common technologies utilized for wind power plants, focusing on DFIG system. Afterwards Wind data analysis is described with an example for area with ideal wind speeds through year in Lower Carinthia, Austria. The wind data is sorted and extrapolated to needed values using Matlab script. In last part wind models are used to analyze energy production in typical operating cases: wind velocity change, voltage drop and so on. The model used in Simulink is part of Simulink PowerSystems library, but is has been modified to fit into our analysis with parameters of our systems.

KEYWORDS: Wind Power Plants, Models, Matlab, Simulink, Wind Data Analysis


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WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1790-5079 / 2224-3496, Volume 13, 2017, Art. #22, pp. 197-203

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