A study of order modification for reactive power support by wind farm during communication failure

Seungmin Jung, Yeuntae Yoo, Taehyung Kim, Jae Hyeong Lee, Minhan Yoon, Gilsoo Jang

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Various control methods and applications have been introduced to power systems in order to alleviate the uncertainties of relying on renewable sources. This paper, focusing on a reactive power allocation process, discusses the development of a self-modification algorithm and its introduction to an online reference management system. The algorithm is designed to predict unexpected situations occurring in real-time operations, when, due to technical issues, the control system becomes unavailable. A test system has been formed to check the feasibility of the composed method. As the main purpose of the feasibility study is checking availability with a complex solution, case studies are designed to adapt a reactive power allocation method based on loss minimization. When unexpected systemic errors were induced, the proposed modification plan changed order automatically with maintaining previous objective function. The improved effects, caused by realistic responses, are classified according to EMTDC (Electro-Magnetic Transient Design and Control) analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number68
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 5

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgments: This work was supported by Korea Electric Power Corporation grant (R17XA05-4) and Human Resources Program in Energy Technology of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning granted financial resource from the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Korea (No. 20174030201540).

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© 2017 by the author.


  • Automatic response
  • Online management
  • Reactive power allocation
  • Voltage sourced converter
  • WFMS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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