Improvement the Integration of Zafarana Wind Farm Connected to Egyptian Unified Power Grid

Konferenz: UPEC 2011 - 46th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference
05.09.2011 - 08.09.2011 in Soest, Germany

Tagungsband: UPEC 2011

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Mahfouz, M. M. A.; Amin, A. M.; Youssef, Erhab B. (Electrical Power and Machines Dept.,Helwan University, Egypt)

This paper presents the use of three level inverter based on a static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) to improve the integration of Zafarana wind farm to Egyptian unified power grid. Design of the proposed STATCOM is calculated based on the real recorded measurements of the voltages at the point of common coupling during one month at Zafarana station. Vector current control is used as robust control to inject reactive power required to regulate voltage with in Egyptian grid codes where under voltage is critical value developed from record results. The results show that the implementation of STATCOM will improve the performance of Zafarana wind farm. Validity of proposed system is achieved using MATLAB/SIMULINK package.