Cooperation-Driven Distributed Control Scheme for Large-Scale Wind Farm Active Power Regulation

Xiaodan Gao, Ke Meng, Zhao Yang Dong, Dongxiao Wang, Mohamed Shawky El Moursi, Kit Po Wong

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    Being more actively involved in the electricity market and power systems, wind farms are urgently expected to have similar controllable behavior to conventional generations so that demand assigned by the system operator can be met. However, determining the method of dispatching the reference among the widely spread and low-rating wind turbines is difficult. This paper provides a cooperation-driven distributed control scheme for wind farm active power regulation. Instead of competing with neighboring controllers completely, the control strategy evaluates system-wide impacts of local control actions, and aims to achieve coordinated control effect. In addition, the kinetic energy storage potential in a wind turbine is tapped to provide a buffer for power dispatch. Case studies demonstrate that a large wind farm can be effectively controlled to accurately track the demand power through the proposed control scheme.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number7932462
    Pages (from-to)1240-1250
    Number of pages11
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017


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