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IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering #74: Power Conversion and Control of Wind Energy Systemsby Bin Wu
Synopses & Reviews
The most comprehensive analysis available on various practical wind energy systems
Wind energy is one of the fastest growing renewable energy resources of the past decade. This book is dedicated to the state-of-the-art power conversion and control of wind energy conversion systems (WECS) from an electrical engineering perspective, providing a thorough analysis of wind generators, system configurations, power converters, control schemes, and dynamic/steady-state performance of various practical wind energy systems.
The book begins with market survey, wind turbine technology, wind energy system classifications, and grid codes for wind power integration. The fundamentals of wind energy systems are reviewed, as are commonly used wind generators. The book goes on to discuss various power converters for wind energy conversion and characteristics of major WECS, including fixed-speed induction generator, variable-speed squirrel cage induction generator, doubly fed induction generator, and synchronous generator based wind energy systems.
Throughout, important concepts are illustrated with simulations and experiments, and design guidance is provided with tables, charts, and graphs. To help the reader understand the principle and operation of various WECS, more than 30 case studies are given in various chapters and more than 100 solved problems are included in a dedicated appendix. This book not only serves as a valuable reference for academic researchers, practicing engineers, and consultants, but also as a textbook for graduate and senior-year undergraduate students.
" . . . this book is extremely important and very timely. It is expected to be of wide demand in the world. . . . It gives comprehensive and in-depth analysis on wind generators, power converters, and control systems of various types of wind generation systems. . . . The book is very well organized with physical explanations, mathematical analysis, computer simulations, experimental results, and worked-out examples. . . . It is a unique book with optimal balance of theory and practical discussion." —Dr. Bimal K. Bose, Condra Chair of Excellence/Emeritus in Power Electronics, University of Tennessee
Book News Annotation:
For academic researchers, practicing engineers, consultants, and undergraduate and advanced graduate students, Wu (electrical and computer engineering, Ryerson U., Canada) et al. explore the power conversion and control of wind energy conversion systems (WECS) from an electrical engineering perspective, analyzing wind generators, system configurations, power convertors, control schemes, and dynamic/steady-state performance of various practical systems. They discuss market survey, wind turbine technology, system classifications, costs, and grid codes for wind power integration; the fundamentals of systems; commonly used generators; and various power convertors and characteristics of major WECS, including fixed-speed induction generators, variable-speed squirrel cage induction generators, doubly fed induction generators, and synchronous generator based systems. Case studies and solved problems are provided. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The book presents the latest power conversion and control technology in modern wind energy systems. It has nine chapters, covering technology overview and market survey, electric generators and modeling, power converters and modulation techniques, wind turbine characteristics and configurations, and control schemes for fixed- and variable-speed wind energy systems. The book also provides in-depth steady-state and dynamic analysis of squirrel cage induction generator, doubly fed induction generator, and synchronous generator based wind energy systems.
To illustrate the key concepts and help the reader tackle real-world issues, the book contains more than 30 case studies and 100 solved problems in addition to simulations and experiments. The book serves as a comprehensive reference for academic researchers and practicing engineers. It can also be used as a textbook for graduate students and final year undergraduate students.
Wind energy is clean and sustainable. It is one of the fastest growing renewable energy resources in the world. Power conversion and control is one of the most important technologies in a wind energy system. It is also a multidisciplinary subject that involves aerodynamics, mechanical systems, electric machines, power electronics, control theory, and power systems.
The book covers a wide range of topics on wind energy conversion and control from the electrical engineering aspect. It includes wind generators and modeling, power converters and modulation schemes, operating principle of fixed and variable speed wind turbines, advanced generator control schemes, active and reactive power controls of individual wind and is a valuable reference book for academic researchers, practicing engineers, and other professionals. The book can also be used as a textbook for graduate level and final year undergraduate-level courses.
About the Author
BIN WU, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University (Canada). He is an NSERC/Rockwell Automation Industrial Research Chair and the founder of the Laboratory for Electric Drive Applications and Research (LEDAR). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Engineering Institute of Canada, and Canadian Academy of Engineering.
YONGQIANG LANG, PhD, is a Senior Engineer in the State Grid Electric Power Research Institute (China). He worked in the LEDAR WindTech Laboratory at Ryerson University from November 2006 to June 2009 as a postdoctoral fellow in the area of wind power.
NAVID ZARGARI, PhD, is a leading expert in medium voltage drives and a practicing engineer for fifteen years. He has been with the Medium Voltage Business of Rockwell Automation Canada since 1994, and has in-depth knowledge of many aspects of adjustable speed drives and wind energy systems.
SAMIR KOURO, PhD, is a research academic in the Electronics Engineering Department of Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (Chile).
Table of Contents
List of Symbols.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
1.2 Overview of Wind Energy Conversion Systems.
1.3 Wind Turbine Technology.
1.4 Wind Energy Conversion System Configurations.
1.5 Grid Code.
2. Fundamentals of Wind Energy Conversion System Control.
2.2 Wind Turbine Components.
2.3 Wind Turbine Aerodynamics.
2.4 Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Control.
3. Wind Generators and Modeling.
3.2 Reference Frame Transformation.
3.3 Induction Generator Models.
3.4 Synchronous Generators.
4. Power Converters in Wind Energy Conversion Systems.
4.2 AC Voltage Controllers (Soft Starters).
4.3 Interleaved Boost Converters.
4.4 Two-Level Voltage Source Converters.
4.5 Three-Level Neutral Point Clamped Converters.
4.6 PWM Current Source Converters.
4.7 Control of Grid-Connected Inverter.
5. Wind Energy System Configurations.
5.2 Fixed Speed WECS.
5.3 Variable Speed Induction Generator WECS.
5.4 Variable-speed Synchronous Generator WECS.
6. Fixed-Speed Induction Generator WECS.
6.2 Configuration of Fixed-Speed Wind Energy Systems.
6.3 Operation Principle.
6.4 Grid Connection with Soft Starter.
6.5 Reactive Power Compensation.
7. Variable-Speed Wind Energy Systems with Squirrel Cage Induction Generators.
7.2 Direct Field Oriented Control.
7.3 Indirect Field Oriented Control.
7.4 Direct Torque Control.
7.5 Control of Current Source Converter Interfaced WECS.
8. Doubly-Fed Induction Generator Based WECS.
8.2 Super- and Sub-synchronous Operation of DFIG.
8.3 Unity Power Factor Operation of DFIG.
8.4 Leading and Lagging Power Factor Operation.
8.5 A Steady-State Performance of DFIG WECS.
8.6 DFIG WECS Start-up and Experiments.
9. Variable-Speed Wind Energy Systems with Synchronous Generators.
9.2 System Configuration.
9.3 Control of Synchronous Generators.
9.4 SG Wind Energy System with Back-to-back VSC.
9.5 DC/DC Boost Converter Interfaced SG Wind Energy Systems.
9.6 Reactive Power Control of SG WECS.
9.7 Current Source Converter Based SG Wind Energy Systems.
Appendix A. Per Unit System.
Appendix B. Generator Parameters.
Appendix C. Problems and Answers Manual.
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