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Improvement of Voltage Stability in Wind Farm Connection to distribution Network Using FACTS Devices

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3 Author(s)
Salehi, V. ; Sch. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Tehran Univ. ; Afsharnia, S. ; Kahrobaee, S.

Increasing capacity of connected wind power generation to utilities brings new opportunities and also problems to the utilities and customers. Evolution and analyzing of the connection conditions and effects of wind farms especially on remote areas are the main aspects of developing wind power on the utilities. The problem is that these wind turbine that mostly uses induction generators, tend to drain large amounts of VARs from the grid, potentially causing low voltage and maybe voltage stability problems for the utility owner, especially in the case of large load variation on distribution feeder. To investigate the impact of large wind farms on power system voltage stability, one of the Iran's wind farms is modeled in DIgSILENT software and the simulation results shows the effect of using FACTS devices including SVC and STATCOM on power system performance

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IEEE Industrial Electronics, IECON 2006 - 32nd Annual Conference on

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6-10 Nov. 2006