A Study on the Impact of Wind Farm Spatial Distribution on Power System Sub-Synchronous Oscillations

Meng Wu, Le Xie, Lin Cheng, Rongfu Sun

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Motivated by several recent incidents, this paper investigates the impact of wind farm spatial distribution and shunt compensation levels on triggering system-side sub-synchronous oscillations (SSO) in wind-integrated power systems. Quantitative analysis on system eigenvalue sensitivities with respect to wind farm and transmission line parameters as well as system operating conditions is performed systematically to understand the multi-wind-farm-induced SSO. Coupling relationship for wind turbines with identical and different parameter settings on the studied SSO modes is investigated. Electro-magnetic simulations are performed on a multi-machine wind farm model derived from a practical wind-integrated power system, in order to verify the proposed study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7214324
Pages (from-to)2154-2162
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2016
Externally publishedYes



  • Doubly-fed induction generator
  • eigenvalue sensitivity
  • sub-synchronous oscillation
  • wind farm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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