Single converter interface for a cluster of offshore wind turbines

D. W. Elliott, S. J. Finney, Campbell Booth

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Abstract

In this paper, a study of alternative inter-wind farm electrical collection network technologies is presented. The present technologies are discussed and areas where improvements should be made for application to offshore wind farms are identified. Alternative options based around interconnected clusters of turbines controlled by a single power converter using both AC and DC technologies are discussed. A control strategy based on power flow regulation for an AC based cluster is also outlined, and the impact of collectively varying the rotational speed of a cluster of wind turbines on predictions of annual energy production for a cluster is investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011
EventIET Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG 2011) - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20118 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceIET Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG 2011)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period6/09/118/09/11

Keywords

  • wind farms
  • offshore
  • single converter interface
  • AC and DC collection networks
  • offshore wind energy
  • offshore electrical network reliability
  • clusters of wind turbines

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