Title: Critical aspects of wind energy systems in smart grid applications
Authors: COLAK IlhamiFULLI GianlucaBAYHAN SertacCHONDROGIANNIS STAMATIOSDEMIRBAS Sevki
Citation: RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS vol. 52 p. 155-171
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC96115
ISSN: 1364-0321
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032115007091
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC96115
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.062
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Wind energy is an important contributor of modern power systems as a renewable energy source. However, wind energy poses new challenges because of its unique characteristics, such as limited predictability, short-term and long-term variability and close-to-zero marginal cost. This paper puts forward the critical aspects of wind energy systems in respect to the transformation of the power system into a “smart grid”. Issues discussed include the electro-mechanical matters like the selection of wind turbine technology, the structure of wind system, the robustness of mechanical parts (gear box and blades) and fault diagnosis. In addition, the system operational challenges such as complexity, instability, unbalance loading, grid interactive problems and impact of wind energy on power system are discussed in this paper. Moreover, the economical subjects such as investment costs and energy management, communication requirements, and security are involved as important titles. Finally, environmental aspects of wind energy are also highlighted to show that the wind energy is an environmentally friendly energy source since it is sustainable, clean and safe.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.


Items in repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.