Grid Integration of Wind Energy Conversion Systems

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Wiley, Nov 13, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 385 pages
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Grid Integration of Wind Energy Conversion Systems Siegfried Heier Kassel University, Germany Translated by Rachel Waddington Swadlincote, UK Cost-effective transmission and distribution of wind power generated electricity presents a stimulating engineering challenge. Grid Integration of Wind Energy Conversion Systems addresses the technical, economic and safety issues inherent in the exploitation of wind power in a competitive electricity market. Features include:
  • Conventional and new types of generators, converters and power electronics
  • Comprehensive treatment of grid integration including the effect of power fluctuations on harmonics
  • Focus on improved use of grid capacities and grid support for fixed-and variable-speed controlled wind power plants
  • Demonstration of impedance changes in the grid caused by the coupling of wind power plants
  • Power conditioning and control systems to ensure the safe operation of plants
  • Discussion of energy results and expectations of profitability
Coverage includes the electrical and mechanical components of wind power plants making the book an asset to graduate students of both engineering disciplines. Illustrated guidance on the design, construction, planning and installation of wind plants will benefit engineers and consultants involved in wind energy development.

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