Western Electric Coordinating Council Wind Generator Development - Final Project Report

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Publication Number: CEC-500-2014-043
Report Date: May 2014

Western Electric Coordinating Council Wind Generator Development
Final Project Report. (PDF file, 32 pages, 713 kb).



Wind energy continues to be one of the fastest‐growing power generation sectors. This trend is expected to continue globally to meet growing electrical energy demand in an environmentally responsible manner. There is an increased interest from power system planners in methodologies and techniques that can be used to adequately represent wind power plants in interconnected power system studies as the number of wind power plants increases and the level of penetration becomes high in some areas. This project was part of an overall industry effort to develop, validate and implement generic positive‐sequence stability models for wind power plants. The models were designed specifically to meet Western Electricity Coordinating Council modeling requirements but the results could also benefit the industry as a whole.

Models have limited value unless they are well documented and made available to grid planners in their choice of simulation platforms. This project implemented the models in simulation platforms that were typically used for grid planning (GE PSLF and Siemens‐PTI PSSE).

This report summarizes the dynamic model development of four types of wind turbine generators, data collection necessary for model validation, power flow wind power plant equivalencing, model validation, and modeling guidelines developed for the Western Electricity Coordinating Council.

The interim reports are included as appendices of this report. The generic dynamic model of four types of wind turbine generators was implemented on two major power system simulation platforms: Siemens‐PTI PSSE and General Electric PSLF. The term "generic" refers to the dynamic model that does not contain proprietary information protected by wind turbine manufacturers.