Transient stability assessment of the GB transmission system with high penetrations of wind power

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Abstract

The predominant North-South active power flows across the border between Scotland and England are currently limited by stability considerations. With the increasing penetration of variable-speed wind power plants in northern areas of GB, there is a risk that it may be impossible to fully utilise the thermal capacity of the lines and the stability limit may be increasingly eroded. This will affect the operational flexibility, efficiency and security of the system. The study reported in this paper aims to illustrate some of the key impacts on power transfer limits through this North-South corridor in the presence of increasing levels of wind power plants on the GB transmission system. By focussing on the behaviour of a representative reduced test system following a three-phase fault occurring on one of the two double-circuits of the B6 boundary, the impacts on transient stability margins are qualitatively identified. The outputs of the project are intended to provide a basis for further detailed studies on a more realistic network model.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 13th Wind Integration Workshop
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants
EditorsUta Betancourt, Thomas Ackermann
Place of PublicationDarmstadt, Germany
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2014
Event13th International Workshop on Large-scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants - Estrel Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Duration: 11 Nov 201413 Nov 2014

Conference

Conference13th International Workshop on Large-scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period11/11/1413/11/14

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Wind power
Power plants
Specific heat
Networks (circuits)

Keywords

  • wind power
  • transient stability assessment
  • GB transmission system
  • doublyfed induction generators
  • fully-rated converters
  • faults

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Johnstone, K., Tumilty, R. M., Bell, K. R. W., & Booth, C. D. (2014). Transient stability assessment of the GB transmission system with high penetrations of wind power. In U. Betancourt, & T. Ackermann (Eds.), Proceedings 13th Wind Integration Workshop: International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants Darmstadt, Germany.
Johnstone, Kevin ; Tumilty, Ryan M. ; Bell, Keith R.W. ; Booth, Campbell D. / Transient stability assessment of the GB transmission system with high penetrations of wind power. Proceedings 13th Wind Integration Workshop: International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants . editor / Uta Betancourt ; Thomas Ackermann. Darmstadt, Germany, 2014.
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Transient stability assessment of the GB transmission system with high penetrations of wind power. / Johnstone, Kevin; Tumilty, Ryan M.; Bell, Keith R.W.; Booth, Campbell D.

Proceedings 13th Wind Integration Workshop: International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants . ed. / Uta Betancourt; Thomas Ackermann. Darmstadt, Germany, 2014.

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Johnstone K, Tumilty RM, Bell KRW, Booth CD. Transient stability assessment of the GB transmission system with high penetrations of wind power. In Betancourt U, Ackermann T, editors, Proceedings 13th Wind Integration Workshop: International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants . Darmstadt, Germany. 2014