Power quality analysis of wind farm connected to Alacati substation in Turkey

Mutlu O. S., Akpınar E., Balıkcı A.

RENEWABLE ENERGY, vol.34, no.5, pp.1312-1318, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.renene.2008.09.012
  • Journal Name: RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1312-1318
  • Keywords: Power quality, Wind energy conversion system
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents simulation results and power quality measurements of a wind farm. The wound rotor induction generator at 600 kW is employed for power conversion in the wind energy conversion system (WECS). This induction machine is connected to the drive circuit via rotor terminals and speed control is carried out by means of chopper circuit. The model used in the package program is experimentally tested on the single machine drive system at 3.5 kW in the laboratory, after which the power quality issues of the wind farm are investigated by using the same model for 12 wind turbines in PSCAD. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.