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Special issue: The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE) 2016

Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 11-24, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-3-11-2018
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Research articles 22 Jan 2018

Research articles | 22 Jan 2018

Wind farms providing secondary frequency regulation: evaluating the performance of model-based receding horizon control

Carl R. Shapiro et al.
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We investigate the capability of wind farms to track a power reference signal to help ensure reliable power grid operations. The wind farm controller is based on a simple dynamic wind farm model and tested using high-fidelity simulations. We find that the dynamic nature of the wind farm model is vital for tracking the power signal, and the controlled wind farm would pass industry performance tests in most cases.
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