Wind Power in Power Systems

Wind Power in Power Systems

By Thomas Ackerman (Editor)

Hardcover: 1016 pages

Published by John Wile & Sons Ltd..

ISBN-10: 0470974168 IISBN-13: 978-0-470-97416-2


Second Edition

The high level of penetration of large individual wind turbines and wind farms of different sizes has a significant impact on the electric power systems and requires a very good understanding of their impact and the challenges to the protection, automation and control specialists.

The second edition of “Wind Power in Power Systems” is a hard cover book of more than one thousand pages that provides a huge amount of information from a very broad perspective. The changes in technology and levels of penetration at different levels of electric power systems since the publishing of the original book in 2005 required the revision of the text and the addition of twenty three new chapters covering offshore wind farms and storage options, performance validation and certification for grid codes, and the provision of reactive power and voltage control from wind power plants.

The material in the book is divided in forty four chapters that are grouped in seven parts:

  • Part A Theoretical background
  • Part B Technical regulations and grid code validation
  • Part C Wind power plant and transmission issues
  • Part D International studies
  • Part E Power system integration experience
  • Part F Dynamic modelling of wind turbines for power system studies
  • Part G Future issues

The many authors of the individual chapters give an international perspective on integrating a high penetration of wind power into the power system, from basic network interconnection to industry deregulation, also including the methodology and results of European and North American large-scale grid integration studies. Extensive coverage of practical experience from wind power and power system experts and transmission systems operators in Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, UK, Northern Ireland, USA, China, India and New Zealand is provided in the book. This gives the reader a very good idea of the similarities and differences in the challenges of wind power integration in the different countries.

The book also presents various wind turbine designs from the electrical perspective and the models to be used for their simulation covering individual machines and wind power plants. It discusses industry standards and world-wide grid codes, the impact on system stability and power quality issues.

The Editor of the book is Dr. Thomas Ackermann - the CEO of Energynautic, a wind and renewable energies consulting company, which specializes in network integration and power markets. He is an Editor of Wind Energy Journal and also lectures at the Royal University of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and the University of Zagreb, Croatia. The combination of consulting and teaching experiences makes him the perfect editor of a book that can be used as the main source for information related to wind power for the specialist in the protection, automation and control field.

Power. Flexible. Easergy.
BeijingSifang June 2016