The increasing penetration of wind power plant introduces a various effect on power system stability, operation and control. Unpredictable, uncertain and fluctuating circumstances can significantly affect the performance of power system. Moreover, employment of novel technologies in wind power plant significantly alter the control characteristic and operation procedure of power system to deal with load variations and fast changing of generated power from wind-based power plant. One of the main focus in integrating large scale wind power plant is how to maintain voltage stability under transient and steady state scenarios. In this paper, effects of large-scale wind power plants on voltage stability of power system is investigated. Practical test system of South-West Sulawesi, Indonesia with integration of two large scale wind power plants are considered. Hence the novelty of this paper is to introduce new and practical test system for power system stability study considering renewable energy integration. The simulation results suggest that the additional power injection from wind power plant introduces beneficial effects on power system voltage stability performance. It was monitored that the increasing power injection from wind power plant enhanced the voltage profile (0.96 pu to 0.975 pu), voltage margin and load-ability (200 MW to 215 MW) of the system. Furthermore, it was also observed that additional power injection from wind power plant significantly improved the dynamic voltage stability performance of the power system, ensuring stable operation under transition stages when the power system was subjected to disturbances.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||International Journal of Intelligent Engineering and Systems|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2021|
- Renewable energy
- Voltage stability
- Wind power