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An augmentation to conventional wind turbine control is presented and its applicability for providing droop control services to the grid is investigated. Both the impact on the fatigue loads of the turbines and the change in energy capture when providing droop control are assessed. Three alternative strategies for providing droop control are simulated. The controller is found to be suitable for providing droop control. When providing droop control, the damage equivalent loads for the tower and for the blades change by between -0.63% and 0.14% and between -0.45% and 0.29% respectively. Energy capture is reduced by between 3.18% and 10.91% compared to normal operation, depending upon the strategy chosen to supply droop control, the wind turbine used and the wind speed distribution.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Mar 2014|
|Event||EWEA Annual Conference 2014 - Barcelona, Spain|
Duration: 10 Mar 2014 → 14 Mar 2014
|Conference||EWEA Annual Conference 2014|
|Period||10/03/14 → 14/03/14|
- wind turbine control
- augmented control
- droop control
- fatigue loads
- active power control
- wind speed distribution
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- 2 Finished
Supergen Wind Hub
Leithead, B., McDonald, A., McMillan, D., Anaya-Lara, O., Brennan, F., McGregor, P., Attya, A., Campos-Gaona, D., Comerford, D., Hur, S. H., Stock, A. & Yue, H.
19/06/14 → 18/09/19
Supergen Wind Energy Technologies Renewal
Leithead, B., Cruden, A., McGregor, P., Hur, S. H. & Stock, A.
University of Durham, EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
23/04/10 → 31/03/14
- 5 Citations
- 1 Doctoral Thesis
Augmented Control for Flexible Operation of Wind TurbinesStock, A., Jun 2015, University of Strathclyde. 353 p.
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis
- 1 Participation in conference
EWEA Annual Conference 2014
Adam Stock (Speaker)2014
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference