Date: Wednesday, 5th at 09:00
TUTORIAL FACTS: its role in the connection of wind power to networks
By Dr. César Angeles-Camacho & Dr. Claudio F. Fuerte-Esquivel
Given the randomness of the wind resource for high levels of penetration, power system stability must be strictly controlled to ensure the security and thus the continuity of electric service. Wind generation is not considered safe in planning calculations for the operation of the power system, coupled with the problem of planning and variability, the inability to store and/or transporting the primary source of energy: wind.
Power electronics is an enabling technology, providing the needed interface between the electrical source and the electrical load. It is a ubiquitous technology which has affected every aspect of electrical power networks, not just transmission but also generation, distribution and utilization.
The FACTS concept is based on the incorporation of power electronic devices and methods into the high-voltage side of the network, to make it electronically controllable. Since FACTS devices are able to response quickly to voltage fluctuations and provide dynamic reactive power compensation, there is mounting evidence that they would be very successful when considering the effects of a varying source of energy, such as wind generation, on a network.
Table of Content
2. Power electronics
3. Flexible ac Transmission Systems – FACTS
4. Wind Generation: Grid Integration Technical Problems
5. FACTS role on Wind Integration to power Systems
6. Study Cases
About the proponents:
César Angeles-Camacho was born in México. He obtained the BSc and the MSc degree from the Instituto Tecnológico de Morelia, in Mexico, in 1992 and 2000, respectively. In 2005, he obtained his PhD degree from the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland. He joined the institute of engineering of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 2005 as a lecturer and researcher. His research interests include modelling and simulations of FACTS, custom power controllers and Wind Generation – Impact on the Power Networks, Transmission and Distribution System.
Claudio R. Fuerte-Esquivel (M’1991, SM’07) received his BEng degree (Hons) from Instituto Tecnológico de Morelia, México in 1990, his M.Sc. degree (Summa Cum Laude) from Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México in 1993, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK in 1997. Currently, he is a professor at Universidad Michoacana, where his research interests lie in the dynamic and steady-state analysis of FACTS containing Renewable Energy Resources as well as in the interdependency between energy infrastructures.
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