Oct 2013
Electricity Transmission
Dynamic Assessment of Wind Generation Synthetic Inertia Contribution to the GB Power System
Oct 2013
Oct 2015
SP Energy Networks and SP Transmission
James Yu (Future Networks Manager)
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Network Innovation Allowance
Low Carbon Generation
This project is concerned with identifying the possible corrective control measures that can be taken to avoid or minimise pre-fault curtailment of generation in order to maintain system stability.

The objectives of the work is as follows:

  1. Investigate the potential contribution of wind farms to the GB system inertia focusing on the first-order inertial behaviour (i.e. first swing stability of conventional synchronous machines)
  2. Assess wind farms’ potential contribution to frequency stability
  3. Detailed modelling of wind turbines (mechanical, power electronics and control systems) to examine the implications on the turbines themselves when providing synthetic inertia.
This project will be deemed successful if the system stability is increased with the use of synthetic inertia, and as a result remains reliable.

The project will contribute to the understanding and help inform Scottish Power the changing nature of the transmission network due to large proportion of new renewable connections. Part of the direct outcome is to identify the potential control strategy by making use of the power electronic device.