The focus of the course is on grid connection of wind power plants as well as challenges and solutions to grid integration.
The participant is introduced to the electrical system connecting the wind turbine generators in a wind farm.
Then the power system characteristics are explained in order to understand power system requirements to grid connection of wind farms transforming them into wind power plants.
Finally, the wind power plant is introduced as a wind farm, which meets those power system requirements.
After completing this course, the participant is able to:
- List basic electrical components in a wind farm.
- Design the electrical power collection system in a wind farm.
- Calculate electrical losses in a wind farm under different wind conditions.
- Analyze voltage profiles in a wind farm under different wind conditions.
- Describe the basic principles for frequency, voltage and power quality characteristics in a power system.
- Identify the challenges of integrating wind power.
- Describe requirements (grid codes) for grid connection of wind power plants.
- Explain the structure of wind power plant control.
- Analyze the impact of large-scale wind power on frequency control.
- Assess the compliance of a wind power plant with requirements to reactive power capability.
- Evaluate the impact of a wind power plant on power quality.
This course is part of the Online Master of Wind Energy.
If you want to study the course, you need to be accepted to the Master’s programme.
Read more about the admission requirements for the Online Master of Wind Energy.
Duration and exam
The course has a duration of 13 weeks and concludes with a written exam.