Regulating DC link voltage fluctuations on a grid connected wave power system using energy storage

C. E. Jones, S. J. Finney, C. S. Parry

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The fluctuating nature of power generated from waves combined with the weak nature of the network, makes the connection of arrays of wave energy converters (WECs) to the network a challenge. This paper investigates the research questions raised by the proposed development of a wave farm using coastal WECs, where the spatial layout of the WECs is restricted and cannot be used to damp the fluctuations in generated power. The concept of using energy storage on a common DC link to compensate for the fluctuations in real power, and ensure that the power quality on a weak, rural distribution network is not compromised, will also be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Renewable Power Generation Conference 2011
Place of PublicationStevenage, UK
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2011
Event1st IET Renewable Power Generation Conference - Raddison Blu, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sept 20118 Sept 2011


Conference1st IET Renewable Power Generation Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • power grids
  • energy storage
  • distribution networks
  • wave power plants
  • power supply quality
  • wave power generation
  • power convectors
  • power supplies to apparatus
  • power system planning


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