Development of practical allocation method for reactive power reference for wind farms through inner-voltage restriction

Yeuntae Yoo, Seungmin Jung, Sungyoon Song, Jaewan Suh, Jaehyeong Lee, Gilsoo Jang

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This study considers the optimal reactive power dispatch strategy that minimizes electrical loss while working within the constraints of the internal layout voltage. Wind turbines (WTs) with a power converter system can promptly generate reactive power, and when a reactive power order arrives from the connected grid, an operator can assign a reactive power reference to each wind turbine. Recently, multiple objective functions in use have been based on centralized control, but their flexibility has been determined as inadequate for situations in which the voltage range of the wind turbine is also a factor. The designated constraints of the voltage fluctuation for each section have thus been considered by designing and applying an adaptive method. The main purpose of such a method is to use general dispatch optimization while maintaining the voltage of each connection point within operating range. The included case studies are designed using an electromagnetic transients program that checks both the voltage and loss of the entire wind farm. We tried to identify voltage violations and confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed method. This work thus attempts to confirm whether an objective function can be implemented while also adhering to a certain grid code.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3069-3079
Number of pages11
JournalIET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning, (Grant / Award Number: 20207200000010) National Research Foundation of Korea, (Grant/Award Number: 2021R1C1C1005292)

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 The Authors. IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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