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Wind Energy Systems

Solutions for Power Quality and Stabilization, 1st Edition

By Mohd. Hasan Ali

CRC Press

287 pages | 140 B/W Illus.

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Unlike conventional power plants, wind plants emit no air pollutants or greenhouse gases—and wind energy is a free, renewable resource. However, the induction machines commonly used as wind generators have stability problems similar to the transient stability of synchronous machines. To minimize power, frequency, and voltage fluctuations caused by network faults or random wind speed variations, control mechanisms are necessary. Wind Energy Systems: Solutions for Power Quality and Stabilization clearly explains how to solve stability and power quality issues of wind generator systems.

Covering fundamental concepts of wind energy conversion systems, the book discusses several means to enhance the transient stability of wind generator systems. It also explains the methodologies for minimizing fluctuations of power, frequency, and voltage.

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of wind energy and wind energy conversion systems
  • Fundamentals of electric machines and power electronics
  • Types of wind generator systems
  • Challenges in integrating wind power into electricity grids
  • Solutions for power quality problems
  • Methods for improving transient stability during network faults
  • Methods for minimizing power fluctuations of variable-speed wind generator systems

This accessible book helps researchers and engineers understand the relative effectiveness of each method and select a suitable tool for wind generator stabilization. It also offers students an introduction to wind energy conversion systems, providing insights into important grid integration and stability issues.

Table of Contents



Why Renewable Energy

Wind Energy

Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind-Generated Electricity

Worldwide Status of Wind Energy

Aim and Scope of the Book


Wind Energy Conversion System


Fundamental Concept

Wind Energy Technology

Basic Components of a Wind Turbine System

Types of Wind Turbines

Modeling of Wind Turbine

Chapter Summary


Electric Machines and Power Systems


DC Machines

AC Machines

Electrical Power Systems

Power Quality

Chapter Summary


Power Electronics


Power Devices





Pulse Width Modulation Scheme


Current Source Inverter

Chapter Summary


Wind Generators


Fixed-Speed Wind Energy Conversion Systems

Variable Speed Wind Energy Conversion Systems

Wind Generators

Wind Generator Characteristics

Maximum Power Point Tracking System

WG Total Efficiency Calculation

Chapter Summary


Wind Generator Grid Integration Issues


Transient Stability and Power Quality Problems

Variability of Wind Power

Power, Frequency, and Voltage Fluctuations Due to Random Wind Speed Variation

Grid Connection Requirements

Design and Operation of Power Systems

Storage Options

Grid Infrastructure

Wind Power’s Contribution to System Adequacy

Chapter Summary


Solutions for Power Quality Issues of Wind Generator Systems


Various Energy Storage Systems

Energy Storage Systems Compared

Using SMES to Minimize Fluctuations in Power, Frequency, and Voltage of Wind Generator Systems

Power Quality Improvement Using a Flywheel Energy Storage System

Constant Power Control of DFIG Wind Turbines with Supercapacitor Energy Storage

Output Power Leveling of Wind Generator Systems by Pitch Angle Control

Chapter Summary


Solutions for Transient Stability Issues of Fixed-Speed Wind Generator Systems


Model System

Pitch Control Method

Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Method

Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) Method

Braking Resistor Method

Superconducting Fault Current Limiter Method

Stabilization Methods Compared

Chapter Summary


Fault Ride-Through Capability of Variable-Speed Wind Generator Systems


Doubly Fed Induction Generator Systems

Wound Field Synchronous Generator Systems

Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator Systems

Switched Reluctance Generator System

Chapter Summary



About the Author

Mohd. Hasan Ali received a BScEng in electrical and electronic engineering from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Bangladesh, in 1995, and an MScEng and PhD in electrical and electronic engineering from Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2001 and 2004, respectively. Currently, he is working as an assistant professor at the electrical and computer engineering department of the University of Memphis, Tennessee. Ali’s research interests include power system dynamics, stability and control, smart-grid and micro-grid power systems, renewable energy systems, energy storage systems, electric machines and motor drives, application of power electronics to power systems, flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) devices, and application of fuzzy logic control to power systems. He has authored and coauthored more than 100 publications, including journal and conference papers. Ali is a senior member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Electrical