Recent Advances in Renewable Energy

Volume: 2

Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage, a Promising FACTS Device for Wind Energy Conversion Systems

Author(s): Ahmed Abu-Siada, Mohammad A. S. Masoum, Yasser Alharbi, Farhad Shahnia and A. M. Shiddiq Yunus

Pp: 49-86 (38)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681085425117020004

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The applications of FACTS devices have become popular in the last few decades. There are many types of FACTS devices that are currently used in power systems to improve system stability, power quality and the overall reliability of the power systems. Since the involvement of renewable energies based power plants such as wind and PV, problems related to power system stability and quality has become even more complex, therefore the deployment of FACTS devices has become a challenging task. In this chapter, a Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Unit is applied to improve the performance of Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) based wind turbine during various disturbances such as voltage sag, short circuit faults and load variation, including problems related to internal faults within the DFIG converters.

Keywords: Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage, Wind Energy conversion system, Fault ride through, Active and reactive power modulation.

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