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Thursday, 19 November 2015
14:30 - 16:00 Advanced design and control solutions for grid integration
Integrating wind power into the electricity market  
Onshore      Offshore    

Room: Montparnasse

Many new issues must be solved in order to integrate large amounts of wind power into energy supply systems. This session will consider how grid code compliance can affect wind power plant design and operation. Wind power plants must be able to tolerate short circuits on the grid, so testing of fault ride-through capabilities of turbines is required; and the design of circuit breakers for HVDC-connected wind farms is a particular issue. The session also considers harmonics caused by wind turbine inverters, and a method for modelling the effect of wind power plants containing multiple DFIG wind turbines is presented.

Learning objectives

​Delegates will be able to:

  • Understand grid code requirements for wind power integration
  • Recognise how wind pant can be designed and operated to comply with grid codes, and the effect on cost of energy
  • Understand new solutions for circuit breakers in HVDC-connected wind farms to deal with grid faults, and testing facilities for wind turbine fault ride-through capabilities
  • Appreciate methodologies for assessing harmonics caused by wind turbine inverters
  • See how symbolic computation can be used to simulate the effect of wind farms comprising DFIG wind turbines
Lead Session Chair:
Ervin Bossanyi, DNV GL - Strategic Research & Innovation, United Kingdom
Ramon Blasco-Gimenez Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Blasco-Gimenez Ramon (1) F Ano-Villalba Salvador (1) Bernal-Perez Soledad (1)
(1) Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

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Presenter's biography

Biographies are supplied directly by presenters at EWEA 2015 and are published here unedited

Prof. Ramon Blasco-Gimenez obtained his BEng. degree from the Technical University of Valencia, Spain, in 1992, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, U.K., in 1996. Since 1996 he has been with Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, where he has been carrying out research on motor drives, wind power generation and grid connection of off-shore wind farms, including connection to HVDC grids using diode rectifiers.

Prof. Blasco-Gimenez has been a co-recipient of the 2005 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Best Paper Award. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Chartered Engineer (U.K.), guest researcher of the Solar Energy Research Centre SERC-Chile and chair of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Renewable Energy Technical Committee.


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