2009 to 2013
In collaboration with
• DTU Wind Energy
• Vestas Wind Systems
• Siemens Wind Power
• Suzlon Energy A/S
• Gamesa Wind Energineering
• Dong Energy A/S
• Vattenfall A/S
Professor Poul Ejnar Sørensen, DTU Wind Energy
The purpose of this project is to provide Danish inputs to the new IEC work item “Grid simulation models for Wind power generation”. In line with this, the purpose is to define and develop generic dynamic wind turbine models and validation procedures which are credible as they are selected / developed based on (confidential) models of existing wind power plants.
The generic models will be designed for wind farm electrical system studies that have to be performed during the design phase by the developers, and for system integration studies that have to be performed during the approval phase by developers and TSO's. The models will be generic, representing the dynamic performance of wind turbines during and following disturbances such as faults, loss of generation or loads and system separation.
A specific purpose with developing generic models is to enable developers to perform sufficiently accurate studies independent of access to wind turbine manufacturer models, and another important purpose is that by having generic models is to avoid the compatibility problems between models from different manufacturers, which are known to be a problem for TSO’s who may have to include several different types of wind turbines in their system studies, and which would also be a problem in projects where developers plan to either install a mix of different types or makes of wind turbines, or plan to expand existing wind farms with another type of wind turbine.
The key scope in the project will be to ensure that the models are representative for modern wind turbines. In addition, the models should be independent of specific software tools, software versions, etc. and should by no means be “black box models”. To obtain the generic dynamic models of wind turbines, the work will involve a few specific manufacturer models, which will be handled with the necessary confidentiality.
Contacts at CET
Professor Jacob Østergaard, CEE, DTU Electrical Engineering
Dr. Qiuwei Wu, CEE, DTU Electrical Engineering