Description : This exploration of the technical progress of wind energy conversion systems also examines potential future trends and includes recently developed systems such as those for multi-converter operation of variable-speed wind generators and lightning protection.
Description : Model Predictive Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems addresses the predicative control strategy that has emerged as a promising digital control tool within the field of power electronics, variable-speed motor drives, and energy conversion systems. The authors provide a comprehensive analysis on the model predictive control of power converters employed in a wide variety of variable-speed wind energy conversion systems (WECS). The contents of this book includes an overview of wind energy system configurations, power converters for variable-speed WECS, digital control techniques, MPC, modeling of power converters and wind generators for MPC design. Other topics include the mapping of continuous-time models to discrete-time models by various exact, approximate, and quasi-exact discretization methods, modeling and control of wind turbine grid-side two-level and multilevel voltage source converters. The authors also focus on the MPC of several power converter configurations for full variable-speed permanent magnet synchronous generator based WECS, squirrel-cage induction generator based WECS, and semi-variable-speed doubly fed induction generator based WECS. Furthermore, this book: Analyzes a wide variety of practical WECS, illustrating important concepts with case studies, simulations, and experimental results Provides a step-by-step design procedure for the development of predictive control schemes for various WECS configurations Describes continuous- and discrete-time modeling of wind generators and power converters, weighting factor selection, discretization methods, and extrapolation techniques Presents useful material for other power electronic applications such as variable-speed motor drives, power quality conditioners, electric vehicles, photovoltaic energy systems, distributed generation, and high-voltage direct current transmission. Explores S-Function Builder programming in MATLAB environment to implement various MPC strategies through the companion website Reflecting the latest technologies in the field, Model Predictive Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems is a valuable reference for academic researchers, practicing engineers, and other professionals. It can also be used as a textbook for graduate-level and advanced undergraduate courses.
Description : Wind energy is a reliable, natural and renewable electrical power supply. The high installed capacity of today’s wind turbines and decreasing plant costs have shown that wind power can be competitive with conventional, more heavily polluting, fuels in the long term. Focusing on the electrical engineering aspects of wind energy, this completely revised edition provides a detailed treatment of electrical and mechanical components and their interdependency, power control and supervision in wind power plants, and the grid integration facility. The book incorporates all the recent technical developments in electrical power conversion systems and essential operating conditions. Provides guidelines for the design, construction and installation of wind power plants Presents the history of wind technology, wind resources and economics of wind energy generation Introduces operating results and cost considerations Describes the fundamental characteristics and theoretical tools of electrical and mechanical components Discusses conventional and new types of generators, converters and power electronics Offers a comprehensive treatment of grid integration including the effect of power fluctuations on harmonics Focuses on improved use of grid capacities and grid support for fixed-and variable-speed controlled wind power plants Outlines power conditioning and control systems to ensure the safe operation of plants Fully revised and updated, this new edition will continue to be the definitive resource for researchers and practitioners involved in the planning, installation and grid integration of wind turbines and power plants. The thorough approach will also prove highly beneficial to university students and practitioners in wind engineering, turbine design and manufacture and electrical power engineering.
Description : This textbook starts with a review of the principles of operation, modeling and control of common solar energy and wind-power generation systems before moving on to discuss grid compatibility, power quality issues and hybrid models of Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS). MATLAB/SIMULINK models of fuel cell technology and associated converters are discussed in detail. The impact of soft computing techniques such as neural networks, fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms in the context of solar and wind energy is explained with practical implementation using MATLAB/SIMULINK models. This book is intended for final year undergraduate, post-graduate and research students interested in understanding the modeling and control of Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems based on MATLAB/SIMULINK. - Each chapter includes “Learning Objectives” at the start, a “Summary” at the end and helpful Review Questions - Includes MATLAB/SIMULINK models of different control strategies for power conditioning units in the context of Solar PV - Presents soft computing techniques for Solar PV and WECS, as well as MATLAB/SIMULINK models, e.g. for wind turbine topologies and grid integration - Covers hybrid solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems with converters and MATLAB/SIMULINK models - Reviews harmonic reduction in Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems in connection with power quality issues - Covers fuel cells and converters with implementation using MATLAB/SIMULINK
Description : This popular reference describes the integration ofwind-generated power into electrical power systems and, with theuse of advanced control systems, illustrates how wind farms can bemade to operate like conventional power plants. Fully revised, the third edition provides up-to-date coverage onnew generator developments for wind turbines, recent technicaldevelopments in electrical power conversion systems, control designand essential operating conditions. With expanded coverage ofoffshore technologies, this edition looks at the characteristicsand static and dynamic behaviour of offshore wind farms and theirconnection to the mainland grid. Brand new material includes: comprehensive treatment of onshore and offshore gridintegration updated legislative guidelines for the design, construction andinstallation of wind power plants the fundamental characteristics and theoretical tools ofelectrical and mechanical components and their interactions new and future types of generators, converters, powerelectronics and controller designs improved use of grid capacities and grid support for fixed- andvariable-speed controlled wind power plants options for grid control and power reserve provision in windpower plants and wind farms This resource is an excellent guide for researchers andpractitioners involved in the planning, installation and gridintegration of wind turbines and power plants. It is also highlybeneficial to university students studying wind power technology,renewable energy and power systems, and to practitioners in windengineering, turbine design and manufacture and electrical powerengineering.
Description : 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.
Description : The book presents the latest power conversion and control technology in modern wind energy systems. It has nine chapters, covering technology overview and market survey, electric generators and modeling, power converters and modulation techniques, wind turbine characteristics and configurations, and control schemes for fixed- and variable-speed wind energy systems. The book also provides in-depth steady-state and dynamic analysis of squirrel cage induction generator, doubly fed induction generator, and synchronous generator based wind energy systems. To illustrate the key concepts and help the reader tackle real-world issues, the book contains more than 30 case studies and 100 solved problems in addition to simulations and experiments. The book serves as a comprehensive reference for academic researchers and practicing engineers. It can also be used as a textbook for graduate students and final year undergraduate students.