Analysis of wind power data for optimising DFIGs

Wenping Cao, Zheng Tan, Ying Xie, Bashar Zahawi, Andrew Smith, Milutin Jovanovic

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Abstract

This paper evaluates various wind power estimation models to represent the wind energy for machine design and control purposes. Traditionally, linear, quadratic and cubic formulas have been used for interpolating wind power curves but have their limitations. Due to the fluctuating nature of wind power, they may not be accurate to model the actual wind speed profile and nor convenient for wind turbine generator design and control which demands a representative site-specific wind speed profile. On the basis of the DFIG equivalent circuit, loss components and maximum efficiency of DFIGs are derived and these are taken into account when optimising DFIGs to match the specific site of development.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2nd International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2012
Pages452-457
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2nd International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2012 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jun 201227 Jun 2012

Publication series

Name2nd International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2012

Conference

Conference2nd International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
Period25/06/1227/06/12

Keywords

  • capacity factor
  • generator design
  • parameter estimation
  • power curve
  • power generation
  • wind power
  • wind speeds

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