This study considers the optimal reactive power dispatch strategy that minimizes electrical loss while working within the constraints of the internal layout voltage. Wind turbines (WTs) with a power converter system can promptly generate reactive power, and when a reactive power order arrives from the connected grid, an operator can assign a reactive power reference to each wind turbine. Recently, multiple objective functions in use have been based on centralized control, but their flexibility has been determined as inadequate for situations in which the voltage range of the wind turbine is also a factor. The designated constraints of the voltage fluctuation for each section have thus been considered by designing and applying an adaptive method. The main purpose of such a method is to use general dispatch optimization while maintaining the voltage of each connection point within operating range. The included case studies are designed using an electromagnetic transients program that checks both the voltage and loss of the entire wind farm. We tried to identify voltage violations and confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed method. This work thus attempts to confirm whether an objective function can be implemented while also adhering to a certain grid code.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering