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European wind power integration study: the mainland grids

Objective

To investigate technical and economical factors e.g. wind predictability, wind farm - grid interface, distribution system strength etc. of importance for the integration of wind power into the EC electricity generating system

The Danish part of the integration study consist of 5 different projects.

1) Wind Predictability, Potential and Benefits
ELSAM participates in an advisory group and will as methods become available estimate the importance/usefulness of such methods for the ELSAM electricity generation system.

2) Wind Farm - Grid Interface
This project deals with realisticvoltage limits in the interconnection point during normal operation, voltage Surges in situations with loss of grid and frequency limits during normal operation and during transients.

3) Distribution System Strength
This project deals with location of reactive compensation, voltage stability in critical situations, the windfarm-distribution network boundary domain and an attempt to upscale the results of the study to 15-20% installed wind power in a region.

4) Wind Farm Cost and Operation
This project deals primarily with collection of data concerning experienced capital costs, experienced operational and maintenance costs and wind farm energy production statistics.

5) Co-generation : Wind Turbines/Other Renewables
The aim of the project is to evaluate the benefit of production from wind turbines built in connection with e.g. local CHP-plants using biogas, straw etc.

NB: This contract is part of an important joint study on wind power integration that is specific for each European country. This group covers following contracts: JOUR-CT89-0022; JOUR-CT89-0023; JOUR-CT89-0028; JOUR-CT89-0029; JOUR-CT89-0030; JOUR-CT90-0041; JOUR-CT90-0042; JOUR-CT90-0043; JOUR-CT90-0044; JOUR-CT90-0049; JOUR-CT90-0088.

Coordinator

ELSAM
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Fjordvejen 1 - 11
7000 Fredericia
Denmark