Power quality impact of wind turbine generators on the electrical grid

Philip Stone, Moinul Islam, Yong June Shin

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The present and future dependability of the smart electric grid depends greatly upon the interaction of the grid with wind turbine generators (WTGs). WTGs can introduce power quality disturbances that have time-varying frequency components which are difficult to quantify and alleviate. This work uses time-frequency analysis to study such transient disturbances measured over a 6 year period and analyze trends based upon time-frequency tools. It is concluded that in observing instantaneous power quality indices, frequency marginals, and time-frequency distributions of measured transient voltage waveforms, the proper tools are in place to design electronics to compensate for the harmful effects of the disturbances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2012 - Cleveland, OH, United States
Duration: 2012 May 292012 May 31

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2012


Other2012 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCleveland, OH

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology


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