Analysis of wide-area availability of wind generators during storm events

Hamish MacDonald, Graeme Hawker, Keith Bell

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Abstract

During high wind speed shutdown (HWSS) events, the power outputs of wind power plants may be subject to high ramp rates, causing issues for the System Operator (SO) in predicting total wind output, allocating adequate reserve levels and minimising balancing costs. As the timing of these events is difficult to predict, it is proposed that individual turbines may be used as probabilistic early warning indicators of HWSS events across sites, and by extension to a wide geographical area. The shut-down history of two separate wind farms across Scotland is analysed to determine the likelihood and impact of such events. It is shown that in most cases, HWSS does not result in the full loss of availability. Factors such as turbine elevation and mean wind exposure are key indicators of the order of shut-down across a site. The suggestion that sites could be used as early warning indicators for the pattern of HWSS across a transmission zone is difficult to characterise and for the two wind farms studied, prediction was not consistent.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems
Subtitle of host publicationPMAPS 2014 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479935611
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, PMAPS 2014 - Durham, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jul 201410 Jul 2014
https://www.dur.ac.uk/dei/events/pmaps2014/

Conference

Conference2014 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, PMAPS 2014
Abbreviated titlePMAPS 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDurham
Period7/07/1410/07/14
Internet address

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Farms
Turbines
Wind power
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History
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Keywords

  • high wind speed shutdown
  • HWSS
  • wind farms
  • turbine elevation
  • wind exposure

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MacDonald, H., Hawker, G., & Bell, K. (2014). Analysis of wide-area availability of wind generators during storm events. In 2014 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems: PMAPS 2014 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 1-6). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PMAPS.2014.6960619
MacDonald, Hamish ; Hawker, Graeme ; Bell, Keith. / Analysis of wide-area availability of wind generators during storm events. 2014 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems: PMAPS 2014 - Conference Proceedings. IEEE, 2014. pp. 1-6
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Analysis of wide-area availability of wind generators during storm events. / MacDonald, Hamish; Hawker, Graeme; Bell, Keith.

2014 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems: PMAPS 2014 - Conference Proceedings. IEEE, 2014. p. 1-6.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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