Wind Turbine Generator Software

Wind Turbine Generator

Wind Turbine Generator Analysis

Wind Turbine Generator Analysis program allows you to model wind farm operation with grid connection via a highly flexible graphic interface optimized for both steady-state and dynamic simulation.
Wind Turbine Generator Analysis

Wind Turbine Generator module is part of the ETAP Renewable Energy solution and is fully compatible with User-Defined Dynamic Model Builder and Complier. 

Wind power analysis software results may be utilized for analyzing alternative turbine placement, tuning of control parameters, selection and placement of protective devices, and sizing associated equipment. 

Wind turbine analysis software module comes to market with proven utility. Wind farm analysis software is currently being used for real-time monitoring of power exchange between wind turbines and the power grid at the third largest wind farm in the United States.

Wind Turbine Generator Software Key Features

  • Model unlimited wind turbine generators individually or in groups
  • Detailed modeling of turbine dynamics including aerodynamics & power coefficients
  • Fully integrated with ETAP User-Defined Dynamic Model (UDM) Builder and Compiler
  • Model wind turbine technologies defined by WECC.
  • Simulate transient wind conditions with ramp, gust, & noise disturbances
  • Create multiple wind categories for predictive “what if” studies & scenarios
  • User-defined wind turbine manufacturer and model library
  • Perform transient stability analysis with individual or zone-based disturbances

Wind Turbine Generator Analysis

Type 1

The machine is a pitch-regulated, and drives a squirrel cage induction generator which is directly coupled to the grid.

Type 1: Wind Turbine Generator

Type 2

The machine operates with variable slip. It utilizes a wound rotor induction generator whose rotor winding is brought out via slip rings and brushes. An external rotor resistance is electronically modulated to effect dynamic changes in the machine’s torque-speed characteristics.

Type 2: Wind Turbine Generator

Type 3

The machine is a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG), or partial conversion. The turbine is pitch-regulated and features a wound rotor induction generator with an AC/DC/AC power converter connected between the rotor terminals and grid. The generator stator winding is directly coupled to the grid. The power converter in the rotor circuit allows for independent control of generator torque and flux, providing fast active and reactive power control over a wide range of generator speeds.

Type 3: Wind Turbine Generator

Type 4

The turbine is pitch-regulated and features an AC/DC/AC power converter through which the entire power of the generator is processed. The generator may be either induction or synchronous type. The power converter allows for independent control of quadrature and direct axis output currents at the grid interface, providing fast active and reactive power control over a wide range of generator speeds.

Type 4: Wind Turbine Generator

User-defined actions may be added to simulate wind turbine and grid transient recovery variations and relay operations. It also predicts the dynamic response of each individual wind turbine generator.

 Wind Turbine Generator models fully integrated with all ETAP calculation modules such as Load Flow, Short circuit, Transient Stability, Harmonic Analysis, Protective Device Coordination, and ETAP Real-Time.

ETAP includes wind turbine models developed by the WECC Modeling & Validation Working Group. These models were developed for analyzing the stability impact of large arrays of wind turbines with a single point of network interconnection. Dynamic simulations have been performed with these models, and comparisons made with results derived from higher-order models used in manufacturer-specific representations of aero conversion and drivetrain dynamics.

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Wind Turbine

An overview of wind farm modeling and simulation using the ETAP Renewable module.


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