Advisor

Fu, Yong

Committee Member

Srivastava, Anurag K.

Committee Member

Abdelwahed, Sherif

Committee Member

Fowler, James E.

Date of Degree

1-1-2010

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

Today’s energy infrastructure will need to rapidly expand in terms of reliability and flexibility due to aging infrastructure, changing energy market conditions, projected load increases, and system reliability requirements. Over the few decades, several states in the U.S. are now requiring an increase in wind penetration. These requirements will have impacts on grid reliability given the inherent intermittency of wind generation and much research has been completed on the impact of wind on grid reliability. Energy storage has been proposed as a tool to provide greater levels of reliability; however, little research has occurred in the area of wind with storage and its impact on stability given different possible scenarios. This thesis addresses the impact of wind farm penetration on transient stability when energy storage is added. The results show that battery energy storage located at the wind energy site can improve the stability response of the system.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17271

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