Power system restorations assisted by wind power

  • Paulo Murinelli Pesoti

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Abstract

This thesis investigates power systems restoration procedure and the possibility of using wind power to assist restorations. Three main factors motivate this approach: the sharp growth on wind power production during recent years, the absence of wind power on restoration procedures, and recent blackouts cases which stability issues delayed the restoration procedure.Stability studies are the base of this investigation, where a series of tools are proposed and developed due to the disparate condition of a restoration procedure.The first tool is a power flow routine, where stochastic simulations address wind speed's randomness. This computational program calculates indexes of collapse for voltage stability.This computational routine also encompasses a methodology built from an energy function tool for visualizing power systems' vulnerable and robust areas.This thesis applies the tool for restoration analysis, where its validation has been published on an academic journal. This thesis also proposes a novel methodology for visualizing the robustness areas, which uses the energy function output to form a graphical representation as the system diagram's background.This thesis designs procedures and controllers for the dynamic simulation analysis. The first is the definition of a procedure used to simulate the synchronization of wind farms during restorations. This procedure aims to mitigate impacts caused by wind farms on power systems, where two loop controls achieve the desired response. Finally, one can find an initialization procedure for wind turbines, regarding restoration conditions.The robustness areas tool validation shows that one can achieve positive results on angular stability by reinforcing vulnerable areas. The guidelines proposed by the robustness areas tool test the Brazilian system operator's restoration procedure. A number of analysis and simulations assess the proposed approach efficiency.The IEEE 30 bus system, which is a benchmark for stability studies, shows the impact of wind power on restorations. Part of the Brazilian power system addresses the proposed methodology on a real case scenario.Finally, this thesis presents a list of recommendations, which intends to guide future works to include wind power on restorations and to extend the proposed approach to other power systems.
Date of Award1 Apr 2017
LanguageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University Of Strathclyde
SupervisorOlimpo Anaya-Lara (Supervisor) & Kwok Lo (Supervisor)

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